I have been learning to use Sketchup (SketchUp 8) and was just at the point of upgrading to the Pro version.
However, I have recently had problems creating relatively simple geometry with version I am currently using. This concerns me, as without this functionality there is little point upgrading to the Pro version.
The object I have had problems with is a mitered frame with internal routered rebate all round. To construct this I tried two methods:
Method 1- I constructed a rectangle and extruded that into a timber section (2,000 x 50 x 120mm). I then created rectangles at 45 degree angles to bisect the timber and draw lines, (to form the mitred edges). All fine so far. I then modeled the required rebate profile, etruded and positioned this within the timber section and drew a cut line onto the timber. Locked. I couldn’t do anything to the timber because the open face of the timber is now at 45 degree angle to the length of the piece.
Method 2 - I reversed the construction by routering the rebates out of the timber length first and then attempting to mitre the 45 degree angles.
Neither method works and I need to know if a relatively simple object such as this is beyond the sketchUp modeling possibilities? The problem seems to relate to planes, as using the ‘Push/Pull’ tool to edit a component only seems to work along a single axis. Once the object has a kink in it the tool fails to work.
Can anyone advise on this and particularly whether alternative tools are available in the Pro version? Thanks