Sketchup Free can't make a hole in my wall

I feel like an idiot as I cannot create a hole in a wall, can someone tell me what is going on?

I have read three forum posts and watched multiple videos and still cannot see what my retardation is…

3392 Vernon.skp (2.3 MB)

Like this?

Since your walls aren’t grouped and have no thickness, you should just be able to draw the desired opening and then select and delete the face inside.

It would be a good idea to get into the habit of making groups and components as you go and avoid applying materials until the geometry is done correctly. Add materials just masks problems. Face orientation along with missing faces is a problem and since your building and the lot are ungroupd geometry, everything is connected.

Okay I made a group for the building I guess since I already change the orientation it will always show now as crooked in the box…? Anyway to fix this or should I just recreate the building again?

By “face orientation” I’m assuming that is the way the building is rotated? And by “missing faces” is that the inside of the walls I removed? I have now made a group for the building, is there anything else you would suggest to group?

I actually would like to add the insides of the walls back I just cannot get the cuts for the windows to work. I would like to make it like the doors where they can be moved and the cutout will follow along. So really just trying to figure that method out since the door are working that way already.

Thank you for your help and I apologize I’m trying my hardest to comprehend how this all works.

If you make a component, you can change the axes of this component. Right click on it to get a contextual menu then choose the appropriate function in this menu. Put the new origin on a lower corner of two walls, then align the red axis with one wall and the green axis with a perpendicular wall.

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