Technical Problem


#1

I have a hexagon beehive shape which I am trying to extrude, butI would like a rectangular portion to not be extruded. I can not seem to distinguish the area in this rectangle to delete.

I don’t see any reason why it thinks the two surface areas are merged, can anyone help me in deleting this gray rectangle?
Any help appreciated!
Hex with rectangle.skp (90.2 KB)


#2

You are missing a tiny edge shown in the screenshot. Drawing that in will cause the rectangle part to be its own entity.

BUT I should also add that sometimes it does look like all entities are closed off. If that is the case, I would select all of the geometries, right-click, and then select Intersect --> With Selection. That is actually what I thought your problem might be at first.


#3

I think you are running into Sketchup’s problem with tiny edges and faces. I would scale the object up by 100x and retrace the rectangle with the rectangle tool, then erase the unwanted geometry. Finally, scale back to full scale.

Shep


#4

Thanks for the quick responses! I’ve got it fixed now!