I’m trying to find out why I can’t use material colors in all areas of my drawing?
Can you share your .skp so we can see why you can’t apply materials. The most common reason is that there aren’t any faces to apply the materials to. But with so little to go on, that’s just a WAG.
That makes sense and seems to be what my issue is but how can I use the arc function yet give a face to the object? I’m trying to draw roads/paths
You need to have closed loops of coplanar edges. Probably the best thing is to start with a large rectangle to draw your roads on. You can erase what you don’t need after the roads are completed. Don’t apply materials until the geometry is complete and the face orientation is correct.
Thanks for your help today. That solved my issue.