I’m a newbie looking for some overall advice on how to approach building things in sketchup.
My Project: I’m looking to design and build a large cardboard cat tower as a fun project during home lockdown.
Advice Request: Should I design each of the card board pieces on their own and then assemble them, or should I build the tower with big blocks and carve away the blocks to the shape I want then figure out how to build the pieces?
My current thinking/experience: I tried to build with the pieces of cardboard first, but had troubles getting the pieces to rotate to the right angles to fit properly. Now I’ve been building it with big blocks and shaping it to the thickness of the cardboard, but now I can’t figure out how I would then separate the model into the card board pieces so that I can accurately make measurements and plan out the project.
Any insights, thoughts on how you guys all approach building/designing projects would be appreciated, thanks!