I haven’t been able to find an answer to my dilemma on the forum so will start a new topic. FYI, I’m using the 2017 free SU version on a Mac laptop.
I’m trying to create a stretcher between two table legs. Here’s what I do: Draw a rectangle on one component leg and pull it to meet the other leg. Before doing so, I hit “Option”. When I pull it out, the stretcher has a solid end, but when I turn it into a component, it becomes hollow.
If I do the same operation but terminate the stretcher before it meets the 2nd leg, it does have a solid end after turning it into a component. But once I terminate the stretcher into the leg, it’s hollow again.
Why this seems inconsistent: If I create a detached rectangle, pull it into a solid and make it into a component, it remains solid. So what’s the difference between the solid detached component and the hollow one that’s part of my table? It seems like both operations should behave the same way.
Can someone explain this please?