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Forum topic by Chuck Shellem posted 04-05-2010 06:25 PM 1867 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chuck Shellem

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04-05-2010 06:25 PM

Hello Sketchup Experts,
I have been working with the tutorials on the Sketchup for Woodworkers site. In a video that introduces the ‘Follow Me’ tool two moldings are created at the top of a bookcase. The first is on the vertical surface of a bookshelf following along the top edge. I have no problem with this molding. The second molding is created from a rectangle so that it lays on the top of the case two inches from the edge and extends one inch over the edge. To extend the molding around the top of the bookcase a line is drawn around three side on the top of the case two inch from the edge. When I pull the rectangle with the ‘Follow Me’ tool only three side of the rectangle are pulled. The bottom (horizontal) line does not follow, so I end up with hollow shape over the case. Using the the ‘Push/Pull’ tool seems to work fine pulling all four sides and creating a solid molding. If you can understand my explanation – does anyone have an idea of what I am missing here?

-- -- Chuck S.


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Dyidawg

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#1 posted 04-05-2010 06:47 PM

Chuck,

Where can I find the tutorial?

Aldo

-- Wow, that was easy. Just follow the directions and use some common sense.

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#2 posted 04-05-2010 08:36 PM

Ah-Ha! That was it. I needed to make a component out of the first piece of molding. Which leads to another question. I learned about component from viewing your fern stand video (I just saw you also have a Moldings By Follow Me video – I should watch that.) The tutorial I was using first used groups and later presented components and used them as you used them for the fern stand. My current thinking is that components is a much better way to go. I can see that there may be time that I don’t want to use component i.e. similar parts that may not all receive the same modifications. Are there any reasons that I might want to not use components by default?

-- -- Chuck S.

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Chuck Shellem

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#3 posted 04-05-2010 08:45 PM

Aldo,

The Sketchup for Woodworkers videos can be found at http://sketchupforwoodworkers.com/tutorials

Are you interested in learning Sketchup? DaveR (David Richards) here at LJ contributes to a blog on FineWoodworking.com (Design. Click. Build.) that has a load of tips and videos.

http://www.finewoodworking.com/blog/design-click-build

-- -- Chuck S.

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#4 posted 04-05-2010 09:38 PM

Great. I’m sold on components then.

-- -- Chuck S.

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