Making "Steel honeycomb structure" in sketchup


#1

Hi, Could someone please help me out with making a “steel honeycomb structure” like the one i have attached. It’s basically a square “frame” i guess you can put it. I’ve tried numerous ways to make it but i can’t quite achieve the exact look. Thanks.


#2

Something like this?


I would probably make another component for the edges.

Another way would be not to put a bottom on it and use a group for the base.
Or use the top one and flip & mirror to create a cross, then make the cross a component.
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#3

If you have SketchUp PRO, you can have a look at TIGs Honeycomber plugin.


#4

Will this plugin work with SU15 pro?


#5

Yes…


#6

Anyone who has tried it in Mac? Cant get it to work, won’t show up.


#7

It should work with MAC too, maybe @TIG can confirm this. Have you actived the extension in the preferences?


#8

It’s my newbie mistake, only looked in sketchucation plugin manager, not su’s and there it was not loaded.


#9

Dave Richards has a good blog post on the “Design.Click.Build” blog on FineWoodworking.Com. The technique for making thesimple lattice he discusses on the blog can also be used for the honeycomb mesh.
Here’s a link to the blog:

Hope this helps.
Best,
dh


#10

My Honeycomber plugin is an Extension which needs activating in the Extensions Manager OR Preferences > Extensions after you install it.
Once activated it stays that way until you decide to change it…
Once activated you then need to activate its Toolbar…