Newbie question...not a solid?

I’ve been trying to use some of the newer features to me. Specifically the “solid tools”: trim, subtract, union, etc. I keep running into issues where I keep seeing “One or more of your objects is not a solid”.

So I made a brand new file and did a test. Both of the objects in the file are made from the same object. The only difference is that the object on the right has a 1/4" rounded edge using the “follow me” tool and is now no longer a “solid”.

What am I doing wrong? In the tutorial (Modeling Complex 3D Shapes with the Solid Tools | SketchUp Help) it shows objects that have essentially the same roundover.


Problem file.skp (87.7 KB)

You have a couple of holes in the roundover.

And I fix it how?

Edit the component and trace one of the edges of the hole with the Line tool. Make sure you get both of them.


How do I avoid this in the future? I expected that SU would fix their errors as they go. :slightly_frowning_face:

By what process did you create the roundovers? If it was done correctly there wouldn’t be any holes.

Still giving me an error after following your directions.

Solid Inspector only works on one group or component at a time. Select just one before running it.

Solid without needing to do any repair.
round corner

By the way, I notice incorrect tag usage in your file. Make sure you keep Untagged active at all times and that all edges and faces remain untagged. Only the groups/components in your model should get tags.
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