Modifying stl from thingiverse


#1

I am a newbie to 3d printing and to sketchup and I am trying to modify an stl from thingiverse. This is the thing http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:779012

What I want to do is to modify the modify the end that is supposed to go around the bike handlebars to be flat so I can sandwich a strap in there instead.

The closest I have come is to fill the hole with a cylinder and cut it but I haven’t been able to get that to work completely.

If anyone could point me in the right direction it would be great.


#2

That’s really hard to visualize. Please provide some sort of illustration or picture, or refine your description.

-Gully


#3

I’m not entirely sure I understand your problem.
So i filled the hole like you, but left the gap. I also deleted the faces inside so that it remained a solid. However this is a waste of plastic and probably better to redesign. But hopefully this can get you in the right direction.
Bike-piece.skp (565.3 KB)


#4

Or like this?

torciatot.zip (229.2 KB)


#5

Yes that is what I was thinking thanks! can you give a summary of how you did it? I am trying to learn how to use sketchup more.

DaveD sent me this one. Thanks Dave!

New photo by Matt Saeger

#6

The basic steps are:

  • delete the unwanted part and keep the holes and the rounded edge
  • model one half of the new part with the line and pushpull tool
  • mirror the new part, clean up unneded edges
  • make a component/group and check for solid one