Connect 2 Round items with a radius


#1

Very new at sketchup and having to submit drawings to the county for a building permit.
They sent me back because my rebar was going straight and i did not use a radius going around the corner. Very hard to explain so i am attaching the model. I need to attach the ends where they stop using a radius.
Yeah Its probably going to be equally hard to tell me how to make it happen on my end…
Well my model was too big so i had to copy and paste the footer into a separate file…Footer Test.skp (113.3 KB)

The rebar that is in there is simply a push through. A hole i guess…


#2

I can’t see your file right now but this is what I think should work. Create a path (just connecting edges) that represents the centerline of the entire (bended) rebar. So two edges and a connecting 90 degrees arc in between, tangent to both edges. Then draw a circular profile at one end of the path, perpendicular to the path.
Use the ‘Follow Me’ tool on path and profile face to create the entire rebar.


#3

Is this what you mean?

Obviously, you would erase the construction lines and arc on completion. The arc can be any size but I chose to start opposite the cut end of your rebar for demonstration purposes.


#4

Thats exactly what i mean. You make it look so easy.
I cant follow along very easily, Its contusing where you put a bend that looks like it goes from the bottom of the footer to the top, right before you flip it over and draw the line. I will have to study it some.
I need classes…
The construction industry is so busy in South East Ga that getting a draftsmen is more than a month out and 3 times the cost it was a year ago. I enjoy learning new things, but this is way over my head.
I appreciate the help and will try and follow your steps when i get some quite time.


#5

Like everything, it’s easy when you know how!

I used construction lines to determine where to start the radius. In practice, you may want a tighter bend.

Then I used the arc tool to create a 90 degree arc. The arc changes to magenta when you get to the same distance away from the corner you started with as a finish point. Then you set the arc angle. It changes to magenta again when you get to 90 degrees.

Then I selected the arc and line to describe the path, then invoked the Follow Me tool and selected the end face of your rebar. Hey presto!


#6

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