If your are like me, NEW to SketchUp, you might be having trouble with some of the help given out.
Dilemma: Difficult if not impossible to move an object on the blue axis.
Explanation: It is possible that your object is STUCK on the surface. For some reason that only sketchup geniuses can explain, an object can be stuck to the surface which limits any vertical movement. It’s confounding. Because the object can move on the red and green axes, it doesn’t SEEM stuck. SO you spend HOURS AND HOURS trying to move it. After much internet searching, you discover the concept called GLUE and you learn that an object can be glued to the surface which limits one thing: Vertical movement. Many sites suggest RIGHT CLICK to find the UNGLUE Command. Well, go ahead and right click. There is no unglue command. SO, here’s what you do:
SOLUTION TO INABILITY TO MOVE ON THE BLUE AXIS:
SELECT object you wish to move.
GOTO the EDIT tab and pull down to the command GROUP (x) in MODEL. (x being the group you are trying to move.) Then a submenu will come up which includes UNGLUE.
Click unglue and now you can move that object on the blue axis.
IT IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE THAT THIS IS SO DIFFICULT.