Practice, practice


#1

Just more practice… and the handles ~ drawer pulls are getting easy, but I am finding a deep hate growing for hinges though.


Making Drawings That Can Move
#2

Nice.

I like drawing hinges better than drawer pulls.


#3

It all hinges on whose drawers you are pulling.


#4

They are easy to make look like they work, but to get them to open correctly, function or become a DC is a hair puller. I’ll trade you a dozen drawer pulls for 6 hinges any day…!!


#5

One trick with a hinge is to run a line out from the rotation point to somewhere outside where you can get to it.
Put a face on the end of the line to give you a ‘handle’ to rotate. All the bits can be put on a layer and hidden when not needed.


#6

I don’t bother making them as DC. Not worth the effort for my use. But they shouldn’t be difficult to make hinge-able.

When I make them I do something to similar to knows and make them so they will drop into place easily. If I have to show them in different positions, I rotate them after inserting them.

You can add a cross hair on the center of rotation, too.


#7

Thanks to you both and will give it a try on the next go round… I just need to make a few more of them to become routine. And I would guest using scenes to open and close would be easier also. I just need work in a bunch of areas so in combining a few things. Helps use the time I have a little better. Thanks for the advice will put it to use and…Peace…


#8

Scenes could be a good idea but keep in mind, if you rotate a hinge leaf in one scene, it’ll show as rotate in another scene unless you use different copies of the hinge in the different scenes.


#9

Here’s a quick example of what I mean. The blue and red disk is centered on, and perpendicular to the hinge and can easily be turned on and off.


#10

Now I like this ! been thinking about making something like this for my panagram table or a drawing table as I need one add front edge for board to be against and use T-Square and tools to draw it . . my scribblings free hand suck a great deal !


#11

You can create parts of hinges as components and combine a different number of them, e.g.
http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=59406


#12

Thanks and here is the file, it is also in the 3D Warehouse.

Stand Up drawing_construction table.skp (744.8 KB)


#13

Thanks for the insight and the link ( I think a lot of people here…have forget about or don’t relies all the info that is still over there ~ years of insight ). It is like I have dyslexia with only certain things and hinges are one of them! All the help and more practice is the cure for sure, THANKS!! …Peace…


#14

More than 550.000 posts are hard to remember, it’s hard enough with the self-written ones :wink:


#15

Thanks and with your example I now have it in my head how to make them function properly. Also book marked this one to share down the road…I just needed a push, THANKS for the share!! …Peace…

cotty_hinge_component_REMAKE.skp (472.3 KB)


#17

cotty_hinge_component_REMAKE.skp (472.3 KB)

Thanks and with your example I now have it in my head how to make them function properly. Also book marked this one to share down the road…I just needed a push, THANKS for the share!! …Peace…


#18

Looks Great otherwise :slight_smile: