Circle Tool will not allow me to make a object with a diameter of .2mm

modeling

#1

Hello, I am rather new to Sketchup, I really like the overall design and simplicity relative to Maya. Anyhow, I’m having some serious issues getting circles with a diameter smaller than .2mm, I’m creating a small device with a speaker grill that requires holes of that size so I’m at a slight loss. I’m sure I could scale the whole model larger but I’d rather not if there’s a way to rectify this. I tried to increase the precision with no avail.

Thanke
Kelvin


#2

Scale up, Sketchup cannot reliably create geometry that small.
It can exist but is problematic to create.
You can always make your model a component, make a second instance and scale that up, edit the large one and delete when finished.


#3

Hi Kelvin, hi folks.

A typical speaker grille can have thousands of these holes. Beware that generating thousands of circles will create a huge model file. You can either use a texture or, if you really need true circles, minimize their amount of segments using 8, for example instead of the default 24.

Just ideas.

Jean


#4

Thanks, well the speaker grill in my case is only six holes. However I’m a bit of a nazi when it comes to detail in my models. I want them to be basically 3D printer ready in terms of true features. I fixed my issue by scaling the whole model up.