How Do I Unhide the Rest of a Model in SketchUp?

If you’re using SketchUp, you may come across a situation where part of your model is hidden, and you need to unhide it. Thankfully, SketchUp provides an easy way to reveal the hidden parts of your model. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to unhide the rest of a model in SketchUp.

Step 1: Select the Hidden Geometry

In order to unhide the hidden parts of your model, you first need to select the hidden geometry. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1.1: Open your SketchUp project and navigate to the View menu at the top of the screen.
  2. Step 1.2: From the View menu, click on ‘Hidden Geometry’.

Enabling ‘Hidden Geometry’ will make all the hidden parts of your model visible with a dotted line pattern.

Step 2: Unhide Selected Geometry

Now that you have selected all the hidden geometry in your model, it’s time to unhide them completely. Follow these steps:

  1. Step 2.1: Right-click on any selected hidden geometry.
  2. Step 2.2: From the context menu that appears, click on ‘Unhide’.

This action will permanently unhide all the selected geometry in your model.

Tips and Tricks

If you want to unhide only specific parts of your model rather than all hidden geometry at once, follow these additional steps:

  • TIP #1: Use the ‘Select’ tool to individually select the hidden parts you want to unhide.
  • TIP #2: After selecting a specific hidden part, right-click on it and choose ‘Unhide’ from the context menu.

By following these additional steps, you can unhide specific parts of your model without affecting the rest of the hidden geometry.


In SketchUp, hiding and unhiding parts of your model can be incredibly useful when working on complex projects. With just a few simple steps, you can easily unhide all or specific hidden geometry in your model.

Remember to use the ‘Hidden Geometry’ option in SketchUp’s View menu to make hidden parts visible and then right-click to unhide them. Happy modeling!