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I posted a link to this, Adam, and send along my thanks as well. Duh... 'stray lines' was sitting lonely in my PI folder unnoticed and forgotten by me...
No problem. Some new plugins have been released since this tutorial that change the technique a bit.
Particularly "Edge Tools" from ThomThom - viewtopic.php?t=24593 has the feature Close Gaps. This is much easier than "label stray lines" as it does the work of solving the gaps as well.
Also another one I find helpful with a stubborn face is "Flatten & Extrude" from ThomThom. -http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?t=23491. Once the gaps are closed you can group the edges and run the Flatten script and it will move all the verts to the same Z and close all the faces. (TIG's "Drop Verticies" will do similar on ungrouped edges but will not close the face automatically - viewtopic.php?t=39251)
Hope this helps.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Some of my 3D crap
Great... but given the omnipresence of the issue your tut is good enough to warrant updating and sticking somewhere! (G man )
I know this is way behind the curve, but could someone put this into english for us nubs?
Fredo scale is a plugin (a very complex and powerful one actually) that takes a lot of SketchUp's native tools to a next level.
I have been reading (and approving) your posts this morning as I got up and suggest to "learn how to walk before you start running" though but of course, learning how to install and use plugins should also be in your "curriculum".
In short, here is Fredo scale: viewtopic.php?t=17948
And what xrok meant here is that you can scale any loop of edges that is not co-planar to "Zero" which makes it co-planar then.
Here are some screenshots.
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And this is a DUH moment for me regarding the scale to zero trick.
I take the slow, deliberate approach in my aimless wandering.
It was for me, too. Just checked it out after the question made me curious.
that cleared it up for me too. and looks useful, I'll add that one to my plugins.
I'm past the walk stage for the most part. just can't get past the jogging stage.
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