Smoothing a cylinder


#1

Sketchup Make 2017 -

I have created a 23" diameter x 24" high barrel with 1/32" thick sides and bottom. The top is open. How do I get the cylinder to look/appear smooth rather than showing 24 segments?


#2

Start with a circle with more sides before drawing the cylinder. Select the Circle tool and immediately type the number of sides you want. I generally find that it’s best to stick to a multiple of 12 and rarely even need more than 96 sides if that.


#3

As DaveR said. Then highlight the cylinder, right click and soften smooth edges.


#4

Maybe I made the cylinder/barrel in an incorrect manner. What I did was draw a circle, then I used the push/pull to make it 24 " tall, then I drew another circle inside it, then used the push/pull tool to drag down the inner circle to create the closed-one-end cylinder. Am I doing it correctly except for making the number of sides ~96 ??


#5

Your process is fine. Just select the Circle tool, type 96 and hit Enter. Then proceed as before.


#6

Okay. Let me give things a try.


#7

Okay, so it does appear as though the 96 sides has smoothed things out considerably. It didn’t even appear to be necessary to use soften smooth edges.


#8

It won’t change the appearance if you are working with an extruded circle.


#9

Thanks for the help.


#10

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