I am currently trying to model drain runs, and have found various components in the component warehouse, like these here by Stuart Patterson:
In real life one (eg a pipe part) would fit into another (eg a bend part). The components look like they are designed to fit togther in this way, but I cannot work out how to do this accurately
Conceptually the problem amounts to fitting one cylinder of a certain diameter into another of the same or lesser greater diameter.
One might imagine that a tool to do this might allow you to select one component, select the move tool, select a face on the component with the move tool, move the mouse to select an identical or smaller face to abut it to on the second component, then move it. Or one might do the same thing with edges that define a face. If one face were smaller (but the same shape) as another, it would by default be abutted symetrically within the other.
Does such a tool, procedure, or add-on exist? I have Sketchup Make 2017.
I have seen this discussion.
But the best solution seems to lie in the last post and I am not sure I understand it. THe video goes too fast and does not appear to be of a type where speed can be varied.
I would be very grateful for any help you can give.