Hi all, have not been here in almost a year, hope everyone has been safe during these unique times. I have dusted off a house project I was working on and have forgotten everything I had learned here… Actually went back and reread all my earlier posts as a refresher.
So I am posting two questions as they lead to the same design objective. I am trying to model a curved trench drain. The first file (trench drain section.skp) I found in the 3D warehouse but have not been able to bend it using Fredo, CFL Bending tool or Trubend. As a test I made some simple ‘bars’ and bent them successfully though. Also when bending an object, I see that the angle of bend is shown, but can one set the radius or diameter? If not how does one make an object fit a specific location?
The second file (curved trench drain.skp) shows a partially completed trench drain in my model. I tried to make one by using a component from the 3d warehouse, but have been unsuccesful in copying it with the actual voids (where the water would drain) I just get the outline on the face. I actually did partially copy it successfully a couple of times, but was unable to repeat it, and can’t recall what my workflow order was. In reality a trench drain of this length would not be continuous (the radius is 13’), but would probably be in 2’ sections and I would prefer the model show that, but not completely necessary as it would be hardly noticeable. This trench drain is at the exterior of a cylindrical building shape where it meets an outdoor patio on both sides of the cylinder. (Some of you SU sages may recall my queries regarding perforated windows and curved railings, etc. last May). I made the drain insert that I copied from the 3DW component red so it is visible as it is quite small.
Also I have been struggling with changing axes, both in an individual component and in the whole model once I geo-located it, but I’ll save that for a separate post. More questions to follow.
Thanks in advance