Volume of my drawing

#1

Hey there,

i hope this is the right category, otherwise please move my topic.
I just started drawing in sketchup a few days ago.

After some tries i finished drawing my pumptrack. But i’m not able to get the volume out of it.
The volume is useful to get the right amount of dirt delivered for this project.

Maybe someone can help me, or better tell me how much cubic meters my pumptrack has.

This is the track: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/d05c8ee4-e7f1-435c-9727-1942b806e82e/Pumptrack

Thank you guys

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#2

Your track is not ‘solid’, if it were solid then if you selected it Entity Info would report it as such and show its volume in the model’s current units.

If you use a tool such as thomthom’s Solid Inspector² it will shown the many issues preventing it becoming a ‘solid’.
For example:

  • There are several nested groups inside it, which need exploding.

  • There are some unfaced edges and many edges with only one face [a solid needs every edge to support exactly two faces - so internal ‘partition’ faces are not allowed as their edges will have more than two faces].

  • There are a lot of reversed faces - view it in Monochrome mode to see the blue-gray faces - every visible face should be ‘white’ - that alone doesn’t stop it reporting as being solid but it could cause issues relating to ‘volume’ calculations later.

You need to do some more work on it to get it into a ‘solid’ state to get a volume…

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