PLEASE HELP IT WOULD MEAN SO MUCH! Basic problem needed fixing

Hi could someone please help me. Im using the desktop version of sketchup. So I’m trying to trace of a floor plan of a house to make a 3d model, and I did. But all I traced was lines and there is nothing inside it so push/pull doesn’t work. How can I make someone in the lines so I can drag the wall up. (I hope this makes sense) There is a screenshot of the problem so you can see.

You need to make sure all the lines are joined at their endpoints so that they create a face. if you want you can send me your file and I can see what you are missing.

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Thank you so much for the reply. All the endpoints are joined but I still dont know how to fix. I attached the file in the next reply

That is just an image file. Attach the skp file.

Drag the file from your desktop or file system and drop it into an open response window. This will attach the entire file so others can open it and diagnose.

that is not the file that is the screen shot. This file only shows the outside walls and the face is already there. You might want to save your work and resend the file

Oh sorry. I think this would work


First two things I would do is:

  1. Create a tag such as image file for the jpg so you can toggle it on and off.
  2. Change the units to architectural and reset the minimum to 1/8" because most peolpe cant dimension to 1/16" in the field.

There were three corners that were segmented and did not connect correctly, see screen shots



Wow thank you so much. I wasn’t expecting such a nice response. Thank you :slight_smile:

use this one found one more line that was wrong. Pushed the walls up 4’-0"

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To help achieve your goals, some time spent at the SketchUp Campus and at the SketchUp - YouTube channel will be very worthwhile. Both sites are from the SketchUp team. On the YouTube channel, pay attention to the Square One Series and Level UP series. They cover the basics for each tool.

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To be clear: Adjusting the display units in Model Info has no effect on the actual model dimensions. This only adjusts the precision of the units that are displayed. Setting the precision to 1/8" will not limit the geometry to 1/8" increments, it will simply round all the measurements you see to the nearest 1/8". This can lead to modeling errors as there can be small discrepancies in the geometry that you cannot see with the displayed dimensions being rounded. In general it’s preferable to model with the display precision set as high as possible in order to detect errors while they are happening.

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I updated my project but the same thing happened and I still dont know how to fix it myself. I sent the file and could you please try giving me a solution.

This file seems to work fine, what is broken about this?

To be clear, when I try to extrude the walls it won’t work. Only the bottom right part, as you might see.

This is what I see in the latest file you sent:


Sketchup model.skp (2.0 MB)
I’m sorry it was the wrong file

I managed to fix the problem myself. Thank you for the reply though.

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Glad you got it sorted, but it’s likely to happen again, until you grasp some fundamental concepts.

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