I’ve actually been using SketchUp for a while but only in a limited manner, and I continue having a problem with components and their surfaces. Referring to the image:
- The green, blue, and red boxes represent straw bales.
- The gray objects the blue bales are resting on represent plywood boards.
- The lighter gray object the green bales are resting on represents a floor. Think of linoleum. I think it’s 3/16" thick as drawn in SketchUp.
These are all components. The problem is that, while the tool seems to respect the components’ surfaces, and sticks them together properly most of the time, it’s easy to move an object such that it encroaches into the object it’s supposed to stick to. See for example the closest blue bale in the image, which has been placed such that part of it shares the same space with part of the plywood board (i.e. it seems to have stuck itself to the wrong side of the other component). This causes me all kinds of problems.
Is there some way to prevent this, for example by setting a property on the components that tells SketchUp that they’re solid and not to let them move into each others’ volumes?