Greetings to the Community,
I have another challenge that I need some assistance with please and thank you.
I do a form of architectural sandstone-like concrete, which I build formwork/molds for, and then fill it up in unique layers. I come up with custom designs that involve unique layers/striations in the final product. I have been finding SketchUp’s Volume calculating ability for solid objects immensely useful to tell me how much concrete I need for each layer. With “straight and square” walls this has been a fairly simple process, but I am currently working on a crazy curved structure, and am struggling with figuring out how to determine volumes for each one of my “layers/striations”.
Hopefully, through the series of attached images, it will make some sense what I am trying to do and someone has a solution that I can manage.
Image 1 – A rough simplistic concept of what I am doing
Image 2 – My pencil crayon sketch of the design
Image 3 - My design drawn into sketchup on a flat surface
Image 4 – The actual shape of the fireplace surround
Image 5 – My attempt at trying to determine the volume of the 2nd from the bottom layer of the fireplace surround after intersecting it with the model in image 4 and deleting the excess lines. However, the resulting shape/object does not have the top surface included, therefore is not a solid object, and I can not determine its volume.
Image 6 – is a simplistic representation of what I am trying to do to determine volumes
Image 7 – is the model showing my formwork that will be filled with the layers of concrete that I am trying to determine volumes for.
Would be immensely grateful if someone has some ideas to accomplish this.
Thank you kindly for your input, let me know if you require some clarification.
Lift Calculation Model.skp (1.2 MB)