How do you cut a surface in SketchUp?

Can you cut a section in SketchUp?

In SketchUp, you can insert multiple section planes, but only one section plane can be the active cut in each context. … SketchUp enables you to show section cuts in scene animations. To animate scenes that show different section cuts, you need to save the section settings in a style and then save each view in a scene.

How do you split a solid in SketchUp?

To split a line or shape,

  1. Select the Split tool ( ), which you find on the default toolbar or by selecting Tools > Split from the menu bar.
  2. Click on the line or shape edge where you want to split it.

How do you cut something in SketchUp?

To add a section plane, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Tools, Section Plane to activate the Section Plane tool. …
  2. Move the Section Plane tool around your model. …
  3. After you figure out where you want to cut, click once to add a section plane. …
  4. Choose the Move tool.

How do you slice an object in SketchUp?

Splitting solids

  1. Select the Split tool ( ). Tip: Until you hover over a solid group or component, you see an arrow cursor with a circle and a slash. …
  2. Click a solid entity.
  3. Click another solid entity that intersects your first selection. SketchUp splits all the geometry along the edges where the selected solids intersect.
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How do you scale in SketchUp?

Stretching or squishing geometry to scale

  1. With the Select tool ( ), select the geometry you want to scale. …
  2. Select the Scale tool ( ) or press the S key. …
  3. Click an edge or face grip (not a corner grip). …
  4. Move the cursor to scale the entity. …
  5. Click to set your selection’s new scale.