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SketchUp IS cool! I'm in my 4th day of learning (though I've been an acad user for years, so that helps). Anyway, the attached drawing is supposed to be a drawer box. I already lowered the front and back walls by 1.5", but for some reason (that I've mystically hidden from myself), I can't do the same with the sidewalls. The whole thing is a group, made up of 5 components.

Can someone show me where I've gone wrong and how to fix it (preferably without starting over from scratch . . . . . . again).

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-16-2018, 09:47 AM
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Hmmm. I attached a SU file, not a picture, so folks could play with it. I went to my post, downloaded the attached file and opened in SU just fine. If that doesn't work for you, I don't understand what the problem might be. Sorry.
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-16-2018, 07:41 PM
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Hmmm. I attached a SU file, not a picture, so folks could play with it. I went to my post, downloaded the attached file and opened in SU just fine. If that doesn't work for you, I don't understand what the problem might be. Sorry.
A picture would be nice. I'm not willing to download a file just to see what you posted.

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I downloaded and did a quick work around.

I exploded the group to make each piece editable. I found that your front, back, left side, and bottom pieces were all groups by themselves (which is what I'd do, too). The right side wasn't grouped, though, so I grouped those pieces before doing anything else.

I then moved the front, back, and bottom out of the way. Next, I selected the left side and chose the scale option. To have it match the height of the sides, I had to scale by 0.666666% (3" divided by 4.5" to find proper scale).

The problem with this option, though, is that it also scales the size of the cutout / groove where the bottom of the drawer slides in on the sides. (Not sure what the technical woodworking term ... sorry.) It lessens that groove height by 0.6666%. In order to have this not happen, you'll need to adjust the sides height prior to cutting out that groove. (To see the problem, move the front of the drawer out of the way and then zoom in on the groove for the bottom of the drawer. You'll see the overlap where the bottom and the side come together.)

Not sure if this is exactly what you need, but I'm hoping this helps.

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