Using profile on your edge style

SketchUp has many visual style features and settings but sometimes simplicity is best to bring on clarity on a design presentation. At the face style options, “Hidden lines” might be just what you need to achieve that.

But if your model has curved surfaces with edges that won’t show on Hidden Line, you might want to activate “Profile” and set a pixel value of 1.

Go to the Window menu > Styles > Edit tab and under the Edge Settings (first cube)  you’ll find the Profile checkbox and pixel width value setting.

Style Settings

On the model below, the background was set to white, and both ground and sky were turned off. Now let’s see a comparison:

Hidden Line only. Notice the curved wall edge is missing, and one can’t see the sofa details inside the building.
Hidden Line, with Profile on and set to 1,  so as to keep the same line width of the other edges. Notice the curved wall edge is visible, as well as the sofa details.
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2 Responses to Using profile on your edge style

  1. Ittay says:

    Could you please elaborate on where I find “Profile” and how to set pixel value to 1?

    • abav says:

      Good point Ittay.
      At the Styles panel (Window menu), on the Edit tab, under the Edge Settings you’ll find the Profile checkbox and pixel width value setting. I will edit the post to reflect your comment.

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