Need help with camera views


I 'm having problems with the camera views. When I choose ‘Parallel Projection’, I often get problems where most of the model isn’t visible:

When I use ‘Perspective’, I can’t get close up to areas in the model because as I get closer, the faces and edges disappear:


Could someone let me know what I’m doing wrong here? Thanks.


Do a search on Clipping Planes. Much has been written already.


Parallel Projection is prone to clipping if you orbit.
It’s typically used for creating orthogonal views, not for general modeling.

Have a look at this Help article…

Clipping & Missing Faces — SketchUp Help


You can also change your Field of View to zoom in (Zoom tool, type camera angle or focal length) without moving your camera nearer to the model.