Follow me tool and merging lines


#1

Hello everyone,
I consistently run into this problem aesis to happen? Is there another workaround that I am missing?

Thank you,
FBnd I’m just not quite sure how to fix it. The issue seems to me to be that even though Sketchup treats my 2D object as a closed object, the connections between arches and lines don’t seem to be acknowledged. Is there a way to force this or something simply?
Thanks FB


#2

Looks to me as if you’re working on something very small. Scale it up by a factor of 10 or maybe 100 before running Follow Me or use the Dave Method.


#3

Sorry I see that the text got jumbled in my previous post. My computer was badly stalling. Regardless. I think this is caused because the lines and arches are not being recognized as continuous despite Sketchup creating a filled 2D object out of them. Is there a simple way to rectify this? I run into this issue often.

Thanks,
FB


#4

It’s about an inch across. Thanks for the tip. I’ll try to blow it up, use follow me, then scale it back down.

Cheers,
FB


#5

Yep. That’s too small. SketchUp doesn’t create the tiny faces. They can exist but it doesn’t like to make them.

The Dave method is easier than scaling up and down.


#6

It’s not possible to tell from the video, but you likely have a large number of segments in the curved parts of your profile and maybe in the circle path as well. That will create a lot of tiny faces during the follow-me, and SketchUp’s cleanup operation will destroy most of them. I think you will find that @DaveR is correct that you need to use his eponymous method to get success.


#7

Scaling it up worked perfectly. Thank you so much. So I guess the next step then is to try it with the Dave Method. Then find this Dave guy and thank him :slight_smile:

FB


#8

OK, did it this morning using the full Dave Method. Worked wonderfully.

Thanks again,
FB