I have been using SketchUp Pro for planting plans and set up to scale components to represent plants. They are planted to overlap and grow in to each other. Could anybody advise whether it possible to remove the overlapping lines in these groups so that I keep the face as if it is one large face?
you can also explose your components/groups and soften coplanar lines
then delete the face (since it still keeps hidden lines and you won’t be able to manipulate the face easily), and recreate it.
On the animation instead of deleting the face I first copied just the outline by double clicking on the face to select it with the outline, then clicked again on the face holding shift to just keep the outline selected.
to remake the face simply redraw above the outline
there shouldn’t be any, make sure to select everything before you soften.
Sketchup has been acting in a strange way for a few versions when it comes to exploding groups or components that includes arcs or circles. Once exploded you feel like everything is selected but it is not (at least not always). You have to select all once before softening
Selection Toys is an extension by Thomthom found in the E Warehouse, or Sketchucation. The part offscreen is, Deselect, which opens the extra menu and allowed me to choose Groups. As I mentioned, both these options can be set to shortcut keys.