How to make woodplanks in a frame

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#1

Hi!

I have some problems… If i make a fram of steel with inner dimensions as following 2135mm x 735mm. And i also make a woodplank as a separate component which is 40mm. I want to have a space between each plank about 10mm and i therefor copy the plank from the first one and put it 50mm away and duplicate it. How can i solve this easiest way to make it edge to edge (left and right) with 10mm space between every plank?

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#2

Your measurements don’t add up, but use the move tool with ctrl to make a copy 50mm over then the number you need.

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#3

Are you thinking something like this? As box mentioned, in this example I am using the copy-move feature to place the second board 50mm from the first. The next step was to perform a linear array command. I typed “20x” and then changed it and typed “40x”.

copy_move

Here is a video on how SketchUp creates arrays

Hope this helps

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#4

You can also do an array that divides the length.
A division of 42 is close to the size you want, as you see here it rounds to 10mm but is actually 9.881mm or something like that.
Divide%20array

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