Joining rect tube at 45 degrees to other tube


#1

CALF CATCHER MODEL 01.skp (1.2 MB)

I’m trying to join 2x2x1/8 tubing at odd angles for bracing.
I have tried several things. Is there an easy way?
If it was a solid rather than a tube how would I do it? I could quit using hollow structures if a solid would work better.
Thanks in advance
Don


#2

Hi Don,

With solid tools it’s pretty quick work.

There are of course other ways of doing this without the Pro version.

Shep


#3

You don’t really need to draw extra geometry if you are willing to erase some leftovers . The 90 degrees is just for the sake of the procedure- it can be done with the scale from the outside.

And without using the Solid tools- one of the ways. Small mistake when I selected the opposite face- it still worked because I intersected with model and not with selection. I am copying the faces inside the group because sometimes the intersection won’t recognize the fighting faces.


#4

I almost never model the wall thickness when modelling tubing, as usually I don’t need to view the model from inside a tube.

Just thoughts

Anssi


#5

thanks so much, that helps. i’ll practice with that.
how do you get the solid tools floating tool bar to appear?


#6

If you have Sketchup Pro, View/Toolbars check Solid tools.
If it is stacked somewhere, just click near one side and drag it on your screen.


#7

Thanks again.
I guess the only way to learn this stuff is practice.
great to have someone to bounce things off from
Don