Please help me model this complex shape

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if I could get some advice on modelling the form attached. It is inspired by James Gorst Architects New Temple.
Curved Concrete Columns.skp (210.6 KB)

Thank you :slight_smile:

Nothing attached!

Is this kind of the idea of what you’re after?

Yes exactly! Wow thank you Dave!

OK, I started by drawing a circle for the outside and another for the inside which I extruded into a tube and made a component.

Then I made “cutter” the shape of the openings and made another solid component.

After that I used Difference from Bool Tools 2 although you could use Subtract from Eneroth Solid Tools or the native Solid Tools to subtract the cutter from the tube. I prefer Bool Tools 2 and Eneroth Solid Tools over the native Solid Tools but you can do whatever you like.


Sorry Dave I’m still a bit stuck using the subtract tool - I’m a new user and haven’t quite got grips with all the tools yet

You should probably start with the tutorials at before you dive in to creating complex stuff.

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Your example is very good and basic Dave. :+1::+1:

Thanks for all the help, I really appreciate you taking the time. I’ll get back to you once I’ve worked it out :slight_smile:

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There sure are a lot of people that need to learn a lot before asking questions.

That may not have come across as you meant it to, but asking questions is a great way to learn.

I’ve spent my life doing it and I would encourage everybody to do likewise.