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Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #19: Plodding along on my drawer project - having issues with scaling

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 2161 days ago 912 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 18: Drawer sides -- struggling along Part 19 of Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride series Part 20: A little tidbit that I picked up about guides »

So I’m home from the church concert – WOW – kinds of revs you up. So decided to try to learn a little bit more on the SU front.

I’m probably the slowest learner on this type of stuff – but no one can say I’m not persistent!

So here I go.

This is my first side – which shows the length (10.25); width (.5); and height (3.5) and I’ve made it a component.

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This next shot shows the second side having been copied and moved to it’s location. Notice the dado is on the outside of the side.

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Now on to scaling. Select the second side and then pick up the scale tool. I’m certain I want to use the middle “grip”.

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Now I’ve “pushed” my grip toward the first side.

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I typed in positive 1 in the VCB and this is what I’ve got.

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As you can see the dado is still on the outside of the side.

I then tried the same move and typed negative 1.

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As you can see from the above shot – my dado is now on the inside, but I’m off my guideline mark by 1/2”.

So I’m obviously missing a subtle little tidbit about scaling.

Dave – I’ve watched your video numerous times and I can’t find what I’m missing that you did.

I ended up flipping the side along the red axis.

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Flipping put the dado on the inside and the side on guide line.

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I did the same technique from above to make my front/back.

You can see from the next shot that I have at least managed to make my box the finished size that I would like which is 10.25 deep x 13 7/8 wide x. 3.5 high.

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So there you have my latest “masterpiece.” I’ll work on the box joints tomorrow.

As always – all help appreciated. Hopefully, my plodding along is helping others—or at least giving some good chuckles (which is more than fine with me)!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!



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#1 posted 2160 days ago

That is a point to be made with SU, and I’m assuming other programs, if you can’t accomplish a task one way—- try toggle keys. The control key seems to be the master key.

Thanks Dave. Will work on my project a little bit more today.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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