My offset tool will not work!


#1

So, I’ve been having some trouble with getting this one certain place in my house to be offset, in order to match another piece of my house. I think it may be because of messy line work, or because the two lines at either end of the house are not parallel to each other, but it still will not work even when I’ve tried to fix it on my own. I have highlighted the problem area that will not work in red, and I want it to match the length of the piece in green.

Eco Friendly House copy 2.skp (2.5 MB)
Does anyone have any suggestions?


#2

Are you trying to use Push/Pull to extend the red face out to the green. Offset wouldn’t do that.

You’re right. It is due to your messy line work. While it would be possible to repair it, there’s enough other messy line work in the model, I think it would be easier to start over than repair all of it.


#3

Start all over again? I guess that’ll take some time. Thank you again!! :grinning:


#4

It should go more quickly, though.

You should be working with components and groups. As it is, your house and the box you placed it on are one big mass of geometry. This can create problems as you work.

Also, do you really need the large box? It would get in the way when you need to work from the underside of the house.

Is this supposed to be a house for giants? The door is over 5 meters tall! That’s not especially eco-friendly for normal sized humans.


#5

:joy: Well, I wasn’t REALLY concerned with the measurements. The eco-friendly assets will come when I add in things such as solar panels, plants, etc… As for the box, well, I don’t really have an explanation for that. I suppose I thought it would keep me more organized? Well, I an delete it anyways if it could cause a problem.
By components, do you mean layers? Or forming groups? What’s the difference between them?


#6

No. Components and groups are basically containers that you put edges and faces into to prevent them from sticking to each other. Layers are only used to control the visibility of the components and groups in your model. (Always leave Layer 0 as the active layer.

I think before you do any more drawing, it would be well worth your time to watch some of the basic videos. Start by clicking on the red button in the middle of this page. Without those fundamentals, you are going to be wasting a great deal of time and make yourself frustrated in the process.


#7

Alright, I’ve watched the video, and I suppose that has cleared a lot of things up! Are there any more tutorials like that?


#8

There are more listed on the page with the first video. Also look here.


#9

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