Android No. 12 wrote:davesec wrote:a large chunk of time was spent trying to zoom in without it zooming in past the object i was trying to work on. i don't know if other people have that problem?!
sometimes I also have that problem. First of all you need to have your mouse over the object when zooming, but sometimes it still doesn't work, and there is the effect of there being a sort of section plane in front of the camera. It usually happsens when you have a physically big model, and try to zoom into something relatively small, and the only way to avoid it that I can find is to take that component to another sketchup window to work on, or make it really big relative to it's surroundings using the scale tool
In this case zooming is more precise in parallel projection.
Zoom Extents from camera toolbar should help you deal with "section plane effect".
Al least I think.