Push pull problems

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pushpull

#1

Hello

I’m a novice in Sketchup. I’m designing a desk that includes two indents in the front panel for decorative detail. I’m trying to use the push pull feature to create these. I don’t want them to go all the way through, instead to create two shallow channels. However when I use push pull I don’t get the effect I expect or want. Its driving me a bit nuts as its certainly user error rather than software error!

Any help appreciated. Attached is a screen shot - the file is too big to upload apparently…

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#2

Try uploading to 3D Warehouse and share the link here.

It seems there is a problem with the edges. Red lines i drew must be seen as a black line in your model but they look ‘smoothed’ or hidden (so not appearing).

  1. So turn on your hidden geometries. ( View > Hidden Geometry )
  2. Pick eraser, hold shift+ctrl and left click those ‘dashed edges’ that you’ll see. And then push/pull should work.

#3

Thanks filibis.

I’ve done that and I’m stlll having the same problem. I’ve uploaded the model here now - https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/4f65a6a9-7231-4c13-8965-684040fe8669/Desk-push-pull-problems?uploadsuccess=1

Thanks


#4

You are trying to pushpull a face which isn’t in the same context as the front of the desk. Double click on the front of the desk once to open the desk7#1 component for editing, keep double clicking again to open successive nested components unit you have the lower desk#2 open for editing (Check that you can highlight the desk front face by a single click on it.) THEN you can draw your rectangle(s), and pushpull it/them to make your groove(s).


#5

OK great - thanks so much for helping. Much appreciated. There’s so much to learn!


#6

Appearently problem wasn’t that at all, you just need to enter inside group (I assumed you already were doing that :upside_down:)


#7

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