Hi again, I needed one more shape but not sure why this happens…
Upload the .skp file so we can take a look.
here you go …thanks
handle 3.skp (450.5 KB)
Your handle profile is not centered on the path shape. I divided the profile on its centerline and you can see that drops below the center of the path shape.
It’s also not centered horizontally.
FWIW, you really only need half of the cross section of the handle for this.
After fixing the location of the handle profile relative to the center of the path shape…
…Follow Me works fine. There is some stuff on the inside to glean up but that’s simple enough.
Okay, thanks, that happen because I started the sketch away from the 0,0,0 intersection.
Is there a way, if starting “off to the side” to make sure, for example, drawing a line, that I am on the axis? It seems it only “locks in” at the intersection
For a model like this I would always start by using the origin and an axis line as the center. For something as simple as this, starting over is probably easier than the fix if you aren’t that well versed in using SketchUp. I used an extension called Draw Bounding Box to help find the center of the path shape and then extended an on-axis guidelines to help with the alignment of the profile shape.
Thanks, Dave, I used to use this a lot a few years ago, I just need to get back into it again.
Thanks again for your help
Might be a good idea to update to the current version. There’s a lot of improvement since V8.
But isn’t that all cloud based now? I like it on my machine
Well, you can still get SketchUp 2017 Make which is a desktop client and free for hobby use.