Trying to learn more
Spacers 1.skp (194.1 KB)
as I am designing an object to 3D print. I am first just learning what tools I need to design what I need and I have made a prototype of sorts to learn with. It is the general shape of what I intend to print and the dimensions aren’t that important right now. I’ve had some trouble with the intersecting surfaces during push/pulls into a slanted surface and have received some great advice that has really helped. I am having touble keeping the object manifold when deleting some lines and surfaces that I over extrude during the push/pull. Something is not connecting. Is there an easy way to make a surface whole again in the online version of Sketchup that I am using?
Trying to learn more
Extend the Pushpull beyond the bottom sloping face by tapping the Ctrl key after P.
Select the inwardly curved face ‘behind’ the extended PP, then Intersect Faces/With model.
… to get this:
Then erase the excess. Repeat at other corners.
Well, that should have worked, but doesn’t because your arc didn’t go all the way to meet the vertical corner.
I get this on the bottom after trimming off the excess below the bottom face.
So I tried a different route. I made everything into a component, erased it all except the top, and the sloping line at one side.
Pushpulled the top all the way to the origin.
Then drew a rectangle bigger than your box on the red-green plane, and rotated it about the green axis to match the slope of the angle line.
Selected the rectangle, cut to clipboard, opened the component for editing, then Edit/Paste in place.
Select all. Intersect faces with context.
Select the rectangle and Intersect Faces with model (I found if I didn’t to this, the bottom sloping face wasn’t created).
Then delete the surplus.
This is the thing I always love about 3D designing. Finding a creative way around a problem or even just figuring out the original approach can be pretty gratifying. I always seem to have to do this since I’m only an occasional user. Thanks for the help.
If you are mainly using SketchUp for 3D printing I would recomment SketchUp Make 2017. That allows you to use extensions whitch are very handy. I especially recomment Solid Inspector2. Very usefull for making your models solid.