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SketchUp 2014 For Dummies by Aidan Chopra

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Chapter 16

Ten SketchUp Traps and Their Work-arounds

In This Chapter

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

arrow Coping with a slow or crashing SketchUp

arrow Viewing your model the way you want

arrow Persuading components to budge

arrow 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.

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 ...

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