This is my first blog and my first project and my first use of Sketchup - or any 3D, though pretty good with 2D drawing tools like ppt and libre. I am afraid I jumped in to the deep end, that’s me.
I am trying to make a reproduction of an 1916 aeroengine, and making a reduction gear. No worries, not that mad that I am making the whole thing, JUST the outside.
Basically made two circles and stretched them for thickness, and put them larger top and smaller bottom as faced head on. But the two are joined, obviously, so I drew two curved lines from bottom surface to bottom surface and top to top to create the shape, but now I want to fill the space to make it look solid… A Marilyn Monroe shape if you like. HOW?
Lastly, I have added some nuts, but they refuse to go where I want them, jumping about the screen - GGGGRRRR.
I will try and add the images, just I use Linux and the only way to run Sketchup (at the moment) is either on a Windows machine or in a virtual machine or PlayonLinux (WINE) and the latter two my video card does not have the umph to run 3D on them. So I need to shutdown and reboot in to Windows.