Not even sure how to ask the question intelligently, but I’ll start with what I want to do.
I’m designing a bracket for 3d printing that will be used to connect a stair rail to a 4x4 post. The rail meets the post at a 45 degree angle horizontally, and something like a 35’ angle vertically.
I can make a triangular solid to fit between the intersection of the post and the rail without much trouble, since that can be done by drawing with straight lines. But, I’d really like the bracket to be more like a fillet rather than just have straight sides.
I can draw a 2d arc for how I want the shape to look in profile, but I cannot extrude that 2d shape since it’s face isn’t orthogonal to the direction I want to extrude (probably wrong vocabulary).
Only way I can figure to do the design is to draw narrow rectangles to close the face. Is there a better way?
design bracket.skp (496.1 KB)