Frequent question: How do you make something solid in SketchUp?

How do you make an object solid in SketchUp?

For SketchUp to realize something is a solid, you have to make it into either a group or a component first. Another thing: Solid groups and components can’t have other groups and/or components nested inside them. Making a solid doesn’t require any special tools.

Why is SketchUp not solid?

In order for a component to be considered solid it must contain only faces and edges. No other components or groups inside the container.

How do you know if something is a solid in Sketchup?

The only way currently to verify “solid” in the web version is to make your object a group/component as is usual. Then when you select the group/component, the Entity Info Window will report “Solid Group” or “Solid Component”. If “Solid” doesn’t appear before Group/Component, then you have some investigating to do.

How do you separate components in Sketchup?

Make Unique: Sometimes you want to make changes to only one or a few of the instances of a component in your model. In this case, select the instance(s) you want to edit, right-click one of them, and choose Make Unique from the context menu. This option turns the instances you selected into a separate component.

What is a nested instance in Sketchup?

A ‘nested’ instance is a component inside another component [or group]. A group can also be ‘nested’. A ‘solid’ object must consist of only faces and edges, and every edge must have two faces – no more, no fewer. If your ‘container’ has nested content, edit it [double-click it or use the menu item].

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How do you know if an object is solid?

Something is usually described as a solid if it can hold its own shape and is hard to compress (squash). The particles in most solids are closely packed together. Even though the particles are locked into place and cannot move or slide past each other, they still vibrate a tiny bit.

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