Creating a hole using a cone shape I created


#1

i have created two items and would like to make holes in one of them where the other would slide into. I took the cone shape from the one that would slide in, and made a copy. I want to take that cone shape, run it through the other item, positioned where I would like the holes and somehow make the cone shape disapear and leave the two holes in the part.

Does that make sense, and is it possible?

I am brand new to Sketch Up and haven’t done any drafting, or technical drawing sinse using paper and pencil in school.

Thanks in advance.


#2

That’s exactly right. Once you get the cones into position, select the item and two cones, then right-click > Intersect Faces with Selection. You’ll see lines form at the intersections of the shapes; those lines cut the parts. After the intersect command, just erase/delete all the excess geometry.

-Gully


#3

Thanks. That worked perfectly.