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Making 3D Sketches

feiyu_wu934feiyu_wu934 Member Posts: 1 EDU
Hi! I'm currently a high school student and I've been designing a 3D model sketch for my go-kart school project. I can't figure out how to get rid of the grey shaded areas and it looks very unprofessional. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? 


  • Jake_DelanoJake_Delano Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 19
    Hi Feiyu, the gray shaded areas are telling you that those are closed sketches and this is intended functionality to differentiate between open and closed sketches
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 790 PRO
    in addition - you should be using solids to represent the 3D components. Make a sketch and then extrude each shape.  Once you have that, you can display it in different formats like shaded or transparent.  See the Learning Center for great tutorials.
  • Domenico_DiMareDomenico_DiMare Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 28
    If you haven't already, check out the Beams custom feature. You might find the custom feature useful. It will help take your sketch lines and turn them into tubing!

    Here's a short article about the beams feature and how to use it.

    Good luck with your project!
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