Push/Pulling a smoothed surface help?


#1

Hi all, recently I’ve been having a play about with sketchup as it’s something I want to learn.

I’m drawing up a workshop, and surprisingly up to now it’s actually gone really well, very intuitive free software well impressed.

I’m now stuck. Will attach some photos: Edit can only post one as I’m a new user.

Now you see this frame that the window sits in, I need to put in a rounded edge which is the white bit:

However, it needs to have 45 degree angles at each side so obviously it fits together like the wooden frame beneath it.

So I need to put a 45 degree angle in each of the positions shown with a red arrow:

The problem I’m having is the only way I know how to do this is to draw the rounded edge (21mm radius) and then draw the 45 degree line on and pull/push tool it through. This does not work as you can’t push or pull a smoothed or curved surface.

Does anyone know a way around this? I’d be very appreciative!

Cheers, Tom


#2

Wrong tool. Read about the Follow Me tool. (Really, there’s no reason for you not to read about all the tools.)

You should also read about the Intersect with Model command, since if you really did have to cut a miter, which you don’t because Follow Me will do that for you, it would be done with Intersect.

-Gully


#3

Like this…


#4

Many find the video tutorials a great way to learn.

[SketchUp Toolbar Series][1] — SketchUp Knowledge Center

[SketchUp Tutorials][2] — SketchUp Video YouTube Channel

Exactly!

[1]: http://www.sketchup.com/learn/videos?playlist=60
[2]: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-bndkJaV8A6xrBPAzA611VEGy57UAaKS