Model disappeared. Lost axis. Light brown screen

Hi all. I am very new to this. Been creating a model of a van conversion. I was working close up and the whole model disappeared. Cant find it by zooming. I did retrieve a line of the wheel arch at one stage but cannot find it again. Can some suggest how to get it back. I can’t even see the axis lines.

start with " shift-Z " see anything?

Nope. Tried that. Tried zoom extent. Can’t find the bugger.

Share the .skp file.

How do I do that exactly. Sorry. Very green.

So I’ve managed to download the .skp how and where do I share it.

Drag it and drop it into a reply here.

Ducato.skp (599.5 KB)

Thanks appreciate the help.

The camera has moved off to beyond Jupiter, so everything is too small to see. Let me see if I can fix it…

Ducato.skp (356.6 KB)


It would be a good idea to spend some time learning about the use of components and groups.

Mate your a legend. How do I fix it if I do it again? I’ll look into it. :+1::grin:

The heart of the problem is that you have somehow created a face that has 26 of its edges with enormous lengths (effectively infinite). I’m not sure how you did that. The 26 edges suggests maybe it was a circle that somehow was mis-scaled. Not knowing the steps that made it, I can’t tell you how to avoid doing it again. But while it is there, any attempt to zoom extents will force the camera to step similarly far away. I erased those edges using some Ruby scripting, and got the same thing as @DaveR showed.

As he noted, you have a great amount of loose edges and faces that ought to be wrapped in groups or components, though that is not the direct cause of the problem.

Not even Jupiter

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