Fairly new to Sketchup. (2 months.) I am more accustomed to parametric modeling CAD Software, (Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor) but am getting the hang of SU/LO. I haven’t dived into plugins yet, I’m trying to get a grasp for the process to be able to do it with or without them.
I have a project that will be made out of Aluminum Composite Material/ACM and V-groove bit to fold into a box and skin. The odd angles of it made me decide to lay out the components flat in a column, to be able to edit a component separate from the assembly at odd angles so I don’t push/pull or move at a wrong angle.
I am trying to figure out workflow for making chamfers on these parts to represent the V-Grooves and then be able to make the flat .dxf file for router. My progress is attached. Blue & Red outlines are the .dxf files I exported for each piece. This will work for now, but I’d like to understand it better to clean up my models in the future.
*The main question is, How do I go about getting consistent Chamfers on parts? If you look in bottom left, I created the 2 processes with guidelines I went about making them. But then if you look under UNFOLDED ACM column at end, if you zoom into where V-Grooves should meet, you’ll see they didn’t end up square/consistent. Maybe I messed something up along the way with MOVE not being exact? (I always snap to an axis (red here) when push/pulling the chamfers)
*Also, How might you go about the miter cut and chamfered pieces. Think flaps of the outer shell components.
NAPKIN DIBOND REV B.skp (1.7 MB)