Select Interior Faces


#1

I’ve created an object and want to modify one of the inside faces. (I’ve highlighted in red line the interior face I want to modify). How do I get inside the object to be able to select it, please?

The face that looks open (facing us) is semi-transparent, not an “open window” to see inside the object.

Thank you! - Paul!


#2

If this is an image or a link we cannot select or view it to assist.


#3

re-uploaded :slight_smile: thank you


#4

Your Welcome. Is it possible to upload the Shaper File?


#5

Here you go… it is created in the beta, but it is the same situation… getting to that inside wall… I know sometimes you can zoom in and zoom past an exterior wall and see inside… But I had trouble doing that and seems like there is a better way.

Thank you :slight_smile:

export.shapr (420 KB)


#6

Thanks, I will take a look and see if I can help. Is there something particular you are trying to do with it?


#7

I’m not trying to do anything specific with this object… I was just goofing around… but… I get to the point where I get stuck on how to do this very thing… How to get back inside an object to mess with the inner walls… THANK YOU


#8

Hi. I just figured out how to do it with the model you have. Currently you have 2 shapes here that have not been joined by the union feature.

So if you put each shape into a group then hide the group you don’t need to work on, it will allow you to work on the face that you wish to modify. Then you can hide that group and work on the other.

This is the only way I see that you can do it with the current workspace you shared. Below is a screenshot showing how I have 2 groups and which part is in which group.

For instance you could shell the right side and make it hollow with 20mm walls. This will be tougher to do with the left side due to the fillets as it creates the inability for the software to detect the walls/edges.

Let me know if this makes sense.


#9

This is great advice… thank you so much… I need to watch the tutorials more to get a better working understanding of sketches, groups and faces… THANK YOU!