Need help with joining 2 symetric shapes


#1

Have been busy making aircraft in Sketchup. What i do is making half the aircraft (one side of the fuselage, one wing with its engines, etc, and then make a group of it and copying and flipping it so as to join them.
But here is the issue: How do i delete/ soften the joined edges without affecting the entire model. I cant use soften edges because it would remove the doors and windows.
What i found i could do is to hide them…

But as you can see, this leaves a mark in the model which i dont know how to soften…
Any help appreciated! have been working on this model for the entire month.


#2

If you want to keep both half as components, for later editing, you need to ‘flatten’ the part where they connect:


#3

Thanks, but the problem is that this mark runs also trough the nose, upper deck (this is a 747), and tail. So i guess i would need to do one face at a time on these curved zones?


#4

oh,nevermind. I never knew i could just delete the face between them and just soften the edge with ctrl- erase. Thanks for your help! im gonna upload this to warehouse ASAP!