How to define overall thickness of an object?

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#1

I have a Sketchup file for a specialized backplate of a guitar (that has a bulge for some additional electronics) I want printed. I’m trying to figure out how to change the overall thickness of an object (my hope was I can have the shape I’ve drawn printed at a 1/16" thickness).

Any suggestions would be much appreciated - thanks! I’ll try to attach my model -

backplateTry[1].skp (89.1 KB)


#2

Here’s a quick way using two very useful Plugins.
Fredo6’s Joint Pushpull to get the thickness and Thomthom’s Solid Inspector 2 to clean up the group to make solid for printing.
BackPlate


#3

Hard to imagine a more helpful response. Thank you so much!


#4

You’re welcome.
I could have been slightly more helpful and given you links to the plugins. I’ll go and flagellate myself before I sleep.


#5

Be sure to make a GIF of it! :slight_smile:


#6

If you insist.
Now when I said… Myself, well I’m old and sometimes I need help.
QS1AGBx


#7

I was thinking more like:


Pie Iesu Domine, dona eis requim

#8

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