I got re-inspired to learn more about sketchup techniques after watching the live u-tube q&a tutorials this week. (BTW - I learned a lot!) My current issue is that a circle joined with another circle will not act as a single entity. Rather than explaining how I tried to get this to happen (and i’d be happy to if you are interested), I would rather ask how you as experts would do it.
Here is the example I found online to try to model:
I thought I was mostly successful with this:
but many parts of the outline are separate entities and I want them to be a single object.
If you look closely, I’ve selected one segment.
Specifically, it was the R7 radius that I was trying to duplicate that caused the issue. When I zoomed way in, I could see that they were really close, but did not touch, even though I typed exact measurements rather than relying on dragging close to the intersection (especially since it’s a circle and there are 2 intersections). I tried aligning the circles along an axis and increasing the number of splines in the circles, but no luck.