Best way to modify existing SketchUp plans to fit your own needs?

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Forum topic by Dagobah posted 11-15-2016 08:54 PM 502 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2016 08:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sketchup scale modify strech

I’m ready to begin building the Low Entertainment Center from TWW. He includes a great detailed set of SketchUp plans.

But, the piece is both too wide and deep for the space I have and I need to adjust the plans accordingly. I’ve spent the last couple nights learning SketchUp, but I’m still not getting the results I want.

For example, if I try to shorten the width, it’s also scaling the dado and rabbet widths on the top/bottom. What’s the best way to go about this?

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#1 posted 11-16-2016 12:22 AM

There are a ton of videos on You Tube that might be helpful.
Jay Bates has a couple of really nice tutorials on his channel too.
I have had some success ‘editing’ the component, selecting the face that I need to change, and using the push/pull tool to either make a piece longer or to make it wider/narrower.
Again, You Tube has a bunch of tutorials. That’s how I learned.
Good luck.

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#2 posted 11-16-2016 12:35 AM

Depends a lot on how the piece is drawn. I regularly modify my own to make changes and use scale mostly but that fits me because of the way I draw.

Like someone said sketchup nation and lots of good vids there. However depending on how the piece is drawn it can get ugly and somethies easier to just redraw it..

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