Rounding an edge around a corner


#1

Hey there :slight_smile:

Im trying to round the edge of a curve and ran into the problem, that by using the follow me tool it creates weird edges (see screenshoi).

My method is the following:

  1. Create a area of 500*500mm with one round corner (done with the arc tool, giving a quarter circle)
  2. Push/Pull to a height of 50mm
  3. On one side create a rounded edge with the arc tool
  4. Using the follow me tool along the rounded corner.

What could be the problem?


#2

The path needs to start and end with segments perpendicular to where you want the ends of the follow-me to be. Standard SketchUp arcs put a vertex at each end and the first segment from that vertex is a chord of the circle, i.e. not perpendicular to the end face. You can either rotate the arc so that it has a midpoint at each face or add little extension segments at each end and then trim off excess after the follow-me.


#3

Follow me starts and ends the extrusion perpendicular to the path so what you are seeing is normal. You can extend the path past the corner a little bit or change the path so it ends perpendicular to the faces at each end.