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So here’s a Sketchup teaser. At least for me. How do I punch a hole through an object with a beveled surface? I want to make a through hole parallel to the back surface. I tried by punching a hole through a rectangle then chopping off the bevel, but it will not ‘cut’ through the hole. I then made the beveled part and placed a hole which went out the back. I then used the rotate tool to align the hole with the back surface but can’t figure out how to chop off the ends.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com


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#1 posted 1711 days ago

Right click on the part and select ‘Intersect with Model’. It will create the hole faces as well as the interior tube faces. Just delete the solid faces of the holes that you don’t need.

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#2 posted 1711 days ago

what CaseMan said- select geometry, and do “Intersect Selected” or “Intersect with Model” then just delete the remaining extra parts that are not needed

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 1711 days ago

if they are components you must open them for editing first.

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#4 posted 1711 days ago

Intersect with Model! Now why didn’t I think of that? Can’t wait to get home and give it a try. Many thanks to all.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#5 posted 1711 days ago

Tim,

let us now how that goes. I’m interested in this topic as well.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 1711 days ago

Dave you said “don’t forget to correct the face orientation inside the hole” Sorry if i’m being a little dense, but, huh??

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 1711 days ago

Thanks Dave. I probably should have stated my original question as; what is the best way to punch a hole through a beveled surface(s)?

Like I said above, I made a circle on the beveled surfavce and used Push/Pull to extend it. Because that surface is on a 15 degree angle the hole went out the back. I then used the Rotate tool the align the hole parallel to the back surface.

Can you think of an easier way?

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#8 posted 1711 days ago

Dang – Is Dave helping people again?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#9 posted 1711 days ago

Thanks Dave. So essentially you are drawing a circle in space, pushing it through the piece, then intersecting the tube with the model, then chopping off the overhang?

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#10 posted 1711 days ago

Thanks Dave. You might guess where I’m going with this. I also plan to use it for making pocket holes.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#11 posted 1711 days ago

I had to print DaveR’s response on that one because I’m not sure the book I bought on Sketch UP covers this sort of thing. In another 6 months I may have it down. I was going to show some of it to my grand kids during the holidays. They will probably pick it up faster and end up helping me (-;

-- Les B, Oregon

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#12 posted 1711 days ago

Pocket holes… they’re not just for screws anymore. This is what I’m working on.

Just thread a cable and add tension. I’m experimenting with some 1/16” diameter threaded rod I got a Home Depot too. I used mortise and loose tenons on my bed project and thought of this. I’m also adding a loose tenon or two in the middle, but have not put those in the model; yet.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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