In This Chapter
Knowing why faces, colors, and edges aren’t behaving right
Coping with a slow or crashing SketchUp
Viewing your model the way you want
Persuading components to budge
Recovering from Eraser disasters
The bad news is that every new SketchUp user encounters certain problems, usually in the first couple hours using the software. I guess you can call these problems growing pains. The good news is that such predictability means that I can write a chapter that anticipates a lot of the bad stuff you’ll go through. I can’t prevent it from happening, but I can help you make sense of what’s going on so you can get on with your life as quickly as possible.
You’ve dutifully traced all around where you want SketchUp to create a face, but nothing’s happening. Try checking whether your edges aren’t all on the same plane.