Pull push in x y or z direction on a sloped surface


#1

Hi,
Is there a way to use the push pull tool in a specified x y or z direction? I have a rectangle drawn on a sloped solid and want to extrude the shape in the x direction so that it passes through the solid and not perpendicular to the sloped surface. Hope that makes sense!
Thanks
KJ


#2

Not with Push/Pull but you could use Vector Push/Pull which is part of Fredo’s Joint Push/Pull Interactive extension.


#3

Thanks DaveR that worked very well. Interestingly I can change for example the radius of the circle on the sloped face but not the radius on the projected face. Any reason?
KJ


#4

That’s normal and basics of geometry. Once you’ve extruded the circle that way, the projected face is not a circle. It’s a curve, elliptical and no longer has a radius.


#5

My Bad! thanks for the clarification.


#6

To become a proficient modeler, master SketchUp’s native tools and Inference Locking.
Resorting to plugins won’t help you learn.


#7

Thanks Geo for the advice. Makes perfect sense.
KJ