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Re: Let's Pick It Up Here

Postby Robert » 10 Nov 2015, 10:39

9fingers wrote:
Robert wrote:[
Ignore the datum zero and draw where you want.


Well I gave that a try using my simple table as an exercise.
by ignoring the datum I had an absolute nightmare try to move parts into contact with each other through the 3d space.

Bob


All I do is draw some guide lines with the ruler tool. If your table legs are 1000mm apart just draw guide lines to make a grid at that pitch and move your component to the intersection. you could even just draw a rectangle to size then move components to the corners and delete the rectangle afterwards.

There is more than one way to do most things in sketchup so whatever works for you.
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Re: Let's Pick It Up Here

Postby 9fingers » 10 Nov 2015, 10:51

Robert wrote:
There is more than one way to do most things in sketchup so whatever works for you.


Agreed. I think that is both a strength and a weakness in SU as having done something one way I've found that subsequently, another operation does not seem to work properly. Like anything it needs practice. Even at Dave's level of skill, he talks of doing things as an exercise to keep him fresh.

It took me years to get the hang of Visio (2D) and now I have, I turn to that first which is possibly hindering my learning SU.

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Re: Let's Pick It Up Here

Postby chippy1970 » 10 Nov 2015, 22:48

Dave R,

I'm drawing up some bookcases for a job at the moment. Theres a load of frame and panel doors all the same size with panel moulding to look more traditional.

I've now decided to widen some of the cupboards so some doors will need to be widened. I've drawn them as I would make them with separate rails and stiles , with stub tenons and a panel. Then I drew the profile of a panel mould in one corner of the panel at 45 degrees. I then used the follow me tool to extrude all the way round the panel.

My question is how do I widen the doors without making the stiles and moulding wider. Is there a quick way ?

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Re: Let's Pick It Up Here

Postby Dave R » 10 Nov 2015, 22:55

I'm sure there is an easy way to do it but it would be easier for me to give you the best solution if I could see your SKP file. I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address if you want to send it to me.
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Re: Let's Pick It Up Here

Postby chippy1970 » 10 Nov 2015, 22:55

OK cheers Dave

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Re: Let's Pick It Up Here

Postby Stargazer » 11 Nov 2015, 13:45

Dave,
Macbook now mouse enabled (with a scroll wheel) and getting on much better than the trackpad.

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Re: Let's Pick It Up Here

Postby Dave R » 11 Nov 2015, 13:46

Stargazer wrote:Dave,
Macbook now mouse enabled (with a scroll wheel) and getting on much better than the trackpad.

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Brilliant!
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