The Push/Pull tool in SketchUp is where most of the fun really begins. It's just great to see 2D stuff becoming 3D! It's as easy as this:
Double-click in the Component to begin modifying it. Now select the Push / Pull tool.
Hover over the top of a plank until it highlights blue, and click. Now when you move the mouse, you can extrude the flat geometry into a 3D box.
Make sure the extrusion is going upwards, as you can see in the previous screenshot. Now click. You could leave it like this, but to Push/Pull to a particular dimension, type in 0.02 and hit Enter. You must do this during or directly after you ...
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