I have been trying to designing an aquarium in sketch up , everything goes well up till the point when I try and put in the euro bracing pieces. That’s where the pieces I rectangle in either go flat across the top or places on an already existing wall.
I made a start for you making each panel of the aquarium a component. If you are going to build the aquarium, this will give you the ability to get the dimensions for the individual parts. Aquarium sketchup.skp (99.0 KB)
Make sure you are drawing your parts where you want them.
Here you can see I start the rectangle flush with the surface on one side but then have a choice of where to finish it.
Look carefully at the inference tips.
Just a question here, how are you getting the drawing to zoom in and change proper angles in your video demonstration in order to draw the pieces correctly. When I try to draw mine the tank does not move so it is hard to connect to the proper edge on the other side.
This is a one time thing really, but read it and figured out how to pan and orbit with the mouse while drawing but now having issues with how my braces are connecting. I figured this would be more straight forward then what it has been.
It seems the brace is getting divided into 3 pieces with a cross line where it meets the back and front brace.
No, you probably didn’t tick the box that says, ‘Replace selection with component’ bottom left of the Make component dialog.
You can delete all the raw geometry and insert the component or make them again.