[Draw a nut] Erased faces when exploding


#1

Hi guys, I’m trying to create a nut to be printed with 3D printer.
My nut is 5/8" - 11 - UNC.
I followed some videos found on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEFf1niKHEA (there were some missing features I supposed I had to seitch to Sketchup-Pro, but onse done many features were still missing, I don’t know if just missing plugins or else…).
I create some helix (using arc or curve maker plugin), then I draw central cylinder, then I lift it up until top.
Then I select helix and I explode helix.
Result is this:

I set circle to 64 segments because sometimes circle and curve (for helix) having same diameter, but in fact after rotation helix is bigger than cylinder…
Thanks.


#2

You probably need to be working with the model scaled up by perhaps 100. You can scale down to the normal size after creating it.


#3

Question there . . Did you make a hex nut before using the F&P Fasteners Extension makes the holes and threads for you . . I made a part to use for making things with like book cases, shelves or Coffee table with has threads and some are external and some are internal . . Can’t say more about it trying to sell the Ideal to company . .


#4

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