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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 08-29-2015 07:19 PM 710 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlesA

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08-29-2015 07:19 PM

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The pic shows a shape I’ve drawn. I’m trying to make a bowl using follow me, but I can’t get it recognize as a completed shape and have a face. I can make it a group or a component, but only as a collection of lines instead of a two dimensional object. Any tips?

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#1 posted 08-29-2015 08:21 PM

Probably means it’s not closed off somewhere. I’ve had instances where there is a single pixel gap in the lines and it prevents forming a face.

If you want to send me the file, I’ll look at it and see if I can find something you are missing. PM if interested and I’ll get you my email address.

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#2 posted 08-29-2015 08:24 PM

Looks like there is a problem with your curve drawing. Draw the top layer then use the offset tool for the bottom.

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#3 posted 08-29-2015 09:43 PM

What I do for circular obects is this.

Draw the diameter of bowl you want. Then take half and draw a line vertical from the middle. Then make half the shape connect to the outside. it should make a half segment. Then I Follow me around the perimiter.

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#4 posted 08-29-2015 11:16 PM

My best guess is that some of the curves you have drawn are not in the same plane. Try drawing a rectangle first, the put the curves on the rectangle and erase the extra lines when you’re done. Look for tips saying “on face” as you draw the arcs. Also, you only need half a section as shown by lateralus819 above, to make a bowl.

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#5 posted 08-30-2015 12:53 PM

Thanks everyone. I use sketchup a fair amount, but every once in a while I get stuck. BTW, Bob, I’ve found your sketchup videos incredibly helpful. I tried one set from someone else and I just couldn’t get it. But your approach helped (clearly, it didn’t help that much, but thanks).

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#6 posted 08-30-2015 09:22 PM

Glad that it worked

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