Very fine rotations placing sheet metal with a slight tilt

I’m designing a shed and covering it in corrugated sheet metal.
I drew an exact model of the sheet metal I plan on using.
I place the first piece flat against the wood frame at the top.
But at the bottom I plan to put a piece of metal that keeps the bugs and mice from crawling in the gaps created by the bumps/corrugations from the ridges in the sheet metal.
So I need to tilt the metal slightly at the top towards the wood frame and outward at the bottom to provide a gap for the bug shield piece.
The same type of thing is needed for when when I place the second piece one side will overlap the first piece so it needs to be placed on top of the first piece and the second will contact the wood frame so it needs to be slightly tilted side to side but only SLIGHTLY!
I can make Sketchup rotate in large increments when I select the face of the object to rotate and the face I want it to contact but Sketchup seems to lack the ability to rotate in fine increments that I need.
I haven’t tried typing a small value in because of the calculations that would be required because I can’t measure the angle either becuase of the resolution issue.
I just want to rotate an object by selecting a face and then rotating to contact another face but in very fine increments.

How about uploading the SketchUp file? We can give you the most direct answer that way.

SketchUp is capable of very tiny rotation angles.

Cripes I feel like a moron.
Try as I might I can’t figure out how to upload a file

Click on the 7th button from the left just after the one like this: </>.

Cripes now my IT department is causing me grief and I’m an Admin.
I’m gonna have to kill bitdefender

Extension_Cord_Shed_old_school_006.skp (740.9 KB)

Hey DaveR
Did that work?

I’ve opened it. So far so good.

So the piece of metal on layer 0 is placed against the wood at the top but that leaves it inside the metal at the bottom.
Try as I might I can’t get it to contact the wood at the top and the bug guard at the bottom it always ends up with a gap at the top or inside the bug guard.
does that makes sense?

Is this what you’re hoping to show?

If so, select the sheet metal, get the rotate tool and click at the top corner of the metal. That’ll be the rotation point. zoom in close to the bottom, click on the back bottom edge of the metal and rotate it out to the outside of the flashing.

By the way, the metal panel is on the Door frame layer.

oh yeah that is the ticket.
Seems I’ve been trying that for a week.
Let try try again.

Since the thing you’re trying to rotate is very thin, you have to zoom in very close at the top and then at the bottom.

By the way, that flashing/rat guard component is inside out. The faces are reversed. You should correct that before you do much more.

Well that seemed to work with little or no effort.
Oh well I’ll take it.
Umm I copied the rat guard from the mfg web site drawing.
is it drawn incorrectly or placed incorrectly?
I’m not sure what you are saying exactly

Sorry. I should have made it harder. :wink:

The rat guard is drawn with back faces toward the outside. go to View>Face Style and select Monochrome. You’ll see the faces display blue. Open the component for editing and select all of the geometry. right click on it and choose reverse faces.

I don’t see any blue faces???
I don’t mean to be flippant or anything why does it matter what is the front or back?
As long as the geometry is correct why does it matter which face is the front or back?
Maybe if I knew that it would help me understand what is wrong exactly.

When I open the component for editing and select the whole thing only the edges are blue.

How did you know/could you tell it was drawn backasswards?

I could tell because the back face color is showing when you look at the model in Monochrome face style.

There are a variety of reasons why face orientation is important. It can create problems when using certain tools, when applying materials, some renderers don’t render reversed faces, and it’s just plain sloppy work to leave them.

Hi DavidR
I think/hope I got it.
Thanks for the help I appreciate it…maybe next time I’ll give you more of a challange

Hi DavidR
It turns out that wasn’t what I was looking for …exactly…but it got me where I wanted to go.
Technically it should only be touching at the very top of the rat guard so there should be a gap at the bottom where the panel sits on the rat guard or the rat guard would be protruding into the metal at the top edge.

On another note;
Things got worse for me when I put the next panel on because the next panel sits on the previous panel so if I rotate the panel to touch the rat guard in the horizontal direct I have a gap at the top of the rafter with the wood.
Which I decided to live with…because I had to.
In the real world the metal siding will flex when screwed down but I’m not seeing a flex tool in the ole menu any where.
Is there a way to stretch the metal so it touches the rat guard and the wood?