Hi, I am quite new and trying to model some custom cabinets. There is a fixed opening for drawers. I am having trouble trying to figure out how to model a drawer 1/4" off the bottom and then copy and evenly space drawers into the remaining space.
I want to follow that with modeling drawer fronts evenly spaced 1/8" apart, but flush on top and bottom.
Is this possible, or do I need to calculate the measurements manually and just draw them in?
Any help is appreciated!!
You can measure up the 1/8" spacing from the top of your drawer. Select the drawer and then select the Move tool. Click on the bottom corner of your drawer. Press ctrl (or maybe Options on a Mac) to copy the drawer then move the corner of the drawer to your 1/8th spacing mark. Press x4 (or x5 or x6 for the number of copies needed).
Another way is to select → Move → Copy (ctrl on Windows), then move the drawer up to 1/8th" below the top. Type /4 (or /3, /5, etc.).
To help achieve your goals, some time spent at the SketchUp Campus and at the SketchUp - YouTube channel will be very worthwhile. Both sites are from the SketchUp team. On the YouTube channel, pay attention to the Square One Series and Level UP series. They cover the basics for each tool.
Here’s an example of something like you want. It has 48 solid components and I gave them tags. To finish it up I would add some joinery (Like dovetails to join the drawer parts and case.), and I would make scenes with diminsions to use when building it.
Small Dresser #1.skp