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#1

I have a problem with the use of the function key, follow me.
I have to build a “rubber” all around the tubular rubber boat as in version 1 of the drawing, but in version 2 is not possible.

Can anyone explain me how to do?

RIB.skp (1.1 MB)

Thank You
Nicola


#2

Nicola,

Here’s what worked for me. I made a copy of the hidden linear elements of the pontoon that constitute a Follow Me path and positioned a copy of the rib profile on it. The extrusion worked fine outside the environs of the boat group, so I then just positioned the rib extrusion and its flipped copy on the pontoon, intersected them and cleaned up the overlap at the intersection.

-Gully


#3

Hello Gully

I did as you said, I could create everything around the tubular the “rubber” but I can not create a single volume

I tried to make the union between the two groups but nothing (Test 1)
I also tried to do but nothing intersection (Test 2)

How do I proceed to have a single volume.

I noticed that going to join some groups the rear of the hull closed by creating a slit without explanation.

Thanks
Nicola

RIB2.skp (1.3 MB)


#4

Oh yeah, sorry–I forgot about the solid part.

Okay, so I made a single group out of the new rib geometry, and it proved to be a solid. Then I scaled it from side-to-side by .995 to be sure it would intersect with the pontoon all around. Then I performed an OuterShell between the boat solid and the rib solid. To my delight, it resulted in the required single solid.

-Gully


#5

Hello Gully

Your advice was very important for my project.

I wanted to ask which plugins I use to do a partial filling of the model in order to reduce printing costs.

eg from 100% to 50% or 20%

Some printing services have told me that the handles above the cab can cause problems because small, how can I do?
How can I make snap?

Thanks
Nicola