Hello, noob here to Sketchup. Long story short, my girlfriend’s son has an assignment in Sketchup that has the engineer stumped, and I even had some CAD experience in college. Poor guy is in the 8th grade and we’re all stumped!
Assignment is to draw a box, and ident a spherical divot in two faces. Box is drawn, spheres are drawn. I figured out how to locate the center of the sphere in the center of the side of the box by drawing a line between the endpoints with the x-ray view turned on, and using the center of the line as the move point.
If I select the sphere, select the box, and intersect with model, it draws the line of intersection OK, but then I can’t select the sphere itself to delete it, they become one entity. Saw an example video similar to this, but it’s just not working. If I leave it in this state, I can use the erase tool to delete the parts of the sphere, but the box stays the same.
If it’s a clue, when I do the intersection, the spheres get those lines turned on (same as view hidden geometry), and when I tried to erase them with the erase tool, they erased in fragments.