I am trying to create a bench with a repeating pattern cut out of the center ring. Here is what I have so far.
You can see the top and bottom turned out pretty good, but it was very time-consuming. I created the flat pattern and pushed/pulled it below and above the bench surface. Then I intersected the faces to get the pattern onto the bench and cut out the excess pieces. Over and over I lost faces and had to keep recreating them.
Now, I want to have the pattern continue completely around the object but using the technique above is not working because of how sharp the curve is. What you see now on the sides is just the 2D line pattern I tried to “bend” around the sides. I had to draw it this way because I had to get the idea across visually at the very least.
I need to send this to the manufacturer, so it has to be built right in SketchUp. There have to be tools out there or a new approach I am not familiar with. Can anyone help me figure out how to build this right? I would like to recreate it from the beginning because the model is already pretty screwed up at this point. I would appreciate any suggestions.