Chapter 15

Ten SketchUp Traps and Their Workarounds

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Knowing why faces, colors, and edges aren’t behaving right

check Coping with a slow or crashing SketchUp

check Viewing your model the way you want

check Persuading components to budge

check 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. You can call these problems growing pains. The good news is that, because these problems are common, we can write a chapter that anticipates a lot of the bad stuff you’ll go through. This chapter offers tips that help you make sense of what’s going on so you can get on with your life as quickly as possible.

SketchUp Won’t Create a Face Where You Want It To

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.

Ninety percent of the time, when SketchUp doesn’t create a face where you ...

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