Creating Cap Trim in wooden model


#1

Hello all

I will try and be as specific as I can as I can’t upload a SKP file right now as I’m at work

I am creating a tool cabinet model and in it I want to draw a moulding frame work on the top of the model or ( Cap trim)

I have tried using the following method:
Draw out the components (3) and figure out the bevel cut 27° on 2 faces and they are also mitered… not been successful

Or do create a profile

and use follow me tool around all sides that I want it on which is 3 sides


#2

I’d draw the molding cross-section profile and use follow-me to extrude it around the required path. Draw the profile perpendicular to one end of the path, select the edges making up the path, activate follow-me, and then click on the profile. If desired you can then draw edges across the corners to create the miter cuts.


#3

That’s what I was thinking … by the way is there a way to create the 3 components that make up the trim the 2 sides and front


#4

Here’s one way you could make the components, keeping the sides the same component definition…


#5

Awesome Ian … thanks for the video very much appreciated… I think I’m going to start creating profile components folder for the future


#6

In a slightly different approach to Ian’s, after adding the diagonals, I would delete the return on the right and then select the geometry for the left return, make that a component making sure that Replace Selection with Component is ticked. Then I would select the geometry for the front piece of molding and make that a component followed by copying and flipping the left return to make the right hand one.


#7

Cool appreciate the advice Dave, hope your well!!!


#8

Thanks Ed. I’m finer than frog hair split three ways. Hope the same for you.


#9

Such a way with words !!! :joy:


#10

Worked first time thanks everyone!!! It’s a dark grey color though … that’s ok I’ll live with that


#11

It’s inside out. Select all of it and choose reverse faces from the right click context menu.