First of all, let me say I’m very new to SU and CAD in general, so I don’t know much of the language and feel very stupid when reading about it all - so apologies in advance for any misinterpretations of your answers or dumb follow-up questions!
I’ve been designing some furniture, primarily made from steel, but have always hand drawn my designs. I’ve recently made 3D models of one or two simple pieces using SU, but a lot of what I do involves bending flat/round steel bar and I can’t see a way of doing this in SU.
I’ve been unable to find any tutorials on here or on YouTube, but I fear this maybe due to my aforementioned lack of understanding of technical language.
I would like to know if there’s a way of taking a rectangle and bending it 90 degrees. In the attached .skp I’ve created a 30x8mm rectangle (as these are the dimensions of the bar I’m currently using) but in order to achieve the ‘bend’ have had to create a second rectangle on the horizontal axis, then curve the inner and outer edges of the corner. This was pretty time-consuming and I’m sure there must be a tool/method for simply bending one shape rather than ‘faking’ the bend using two and joining them?
Any help much appreciated!
bend_test.skp (19.9 KB)