I am trying to replicate a diamond shaped v-groove pattern on a flat surface. In my search I have not found a way to create this in any easy way. I’m not sure if there’s a plugin that will allow me to do this.
I have an STL file that has this pattern (on a cylinder) and I want to duplicate it. Here’s what the STL file looks like when imported into Sketchup:
I have seen some videos on YouTube that talk about the 1001bit plugin, but that will only do horizontal grooves.
I have tried doing this manually by creating lines that define the “top” and “bottom” edges of the groove as well as the “groove bottom” and then using the move tool to move just the groove bottom lines down into the surface. While this gets me close, the intersections of the left and right grooves are pretty messy (unlike what is shown in the STL file above), and would require a whole lot of manual work to clean them up.
Anyone have suggestions on how to accomplish this?
Thanks in advance,