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Posted on SketchUp Question: How Do I Join Two Components Together?

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#1 posted 09-26-2011 06:18 AM

I tried selecting both and then Soften/Smooth Edges. That works if I uncheck Smooth Normals and raise the Angle past 90 degrees. However, then I can no longer Push/Pull the individuals.

You are right, I may just have to live with it. Keeping them separate makes for easier modifications in the future, but I thought I saw someone in a video a long time ago smooth out the seam between two objects.

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Let me just tell you what my goal is. I design a rectangular box. I want some crazy joint on all four corners. For example, let’s say Dovetails with a box joint in the middle. I would like to be able to build one set of Pins, and one set of Tails, then copy these to the other 6 board ends. Yeah, I can copy/paste them but I’d like to speed up the whole process.

I thought If I built each side as two boards end to end, then I could ‘build’ my joint in one corner, and all 3 other corners would magically appear as built since they are simply copies of that same component. Does that make sense?

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