Good day everyone,
I need some advice regarding a reciprocal roof a friend of mine wants to build in his backyard.
Someone else made the drawing and to be honest it’s quite a mess…
A lot of geometry was not on the default layer, I have corrected that.
All of the logs have weird geometry and I don’t know what caused that.
Maybe both those problems come from importing a .DWG to SketchUp.
Also the logs weren’t notched yet, Booltools2 made that a breeze. Great Extension!!
My friend asked me if I knew a way to get the measurements he needs for making the cuts (notches) that doesn’t take too long because I believe all 83 logs are different.
The measurements he needs are these:
1 total length of the log (easy)
2 length from side of log to middle of first notch.
3 length from side of log to middle of second notch.
4 miter angle of first notch.
5 miter angle of second notch.
6 angle of difference between first and second notch. (seen from the side of the log)
7 depth of first notch.
8 depth of second notch.
I’ve been breaking my head over this for 2 evenings now and don’t see a way of doing this easy, also because the logs have been placed before making them a component which gives them a big bounding box with the axes not alligned with the logs themselves…
I copied one log and tried to rotate it to the world axes, that sort of worked exept for the last rotation which should put one of the notches horizontal…
All of this is taking a long time to do and I still can’t figure out how to make some of the measurements.
Anyone has some tip and advice?
herman bewerkt.skp (2,6 MB)