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12-20-2017 12:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sketchup project design scenes layers

So I am in the design phase of building a Arts&Crafts end table with through mortise & tennis joinery

I am using Sketchup Make 2016 .. I am really trying to produce very thorough models and my question is

1. For example I need to show all joinery on all 5 faces of the the leg.. do I just create a scene for each face and tie that into a layer or Is there a simpler way than creating multiple scenes for each component

Thanks
ed

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”


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#1 posted 12-20-2017 07:37 AM

Ed,

I’m not quite sure I understand the question. Are you trying to create a fully detailed with joinery 3D model of the leg or trying to create a compilation of the side views as they might be rendered on a print out?

In my blog post linked below, I discuss how I approach adding joinery details to a basic Sketchup model which you may (or may not) find helpful. It works for me, but I’m not pitching it as the best method.

http://lumberjocks.com/MikeDS/blog/86306

I don’t really work with scenes, but I can see their appeal for creating views. If you are trying to create a view where the leg body is basically invisible and only the joinery is visible, then you might be able to do that with a scene using the activity section plane view?

If all you want is a 3D group where the joinery is part of the model, you could do it like I do it.

Mike

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#2 posted 12-20-2017 01:06 PM



Ed,

I m not quite sure I understand the question. Are you trying to create a fully detailed with joinery 3D model of the leg or trying to create a compilation of the side views as they might be rendered on a print out?

In my blog post linked below, I discuss how I approach adding joinery details to a basic Sketchup model which you may (or may not) find helpful. It works for me, but I m not pitching it as the best method.

http://lumberjocks.com/MikeDS/blog/86306

I don t really work with scenes, but I can see their appeal for creating views. If you are trying to create a view where the leg body is basically invisible and only the joinery is visible, then you might be able to do that with a scene using the activity section plane view?

If all you want is a 3D group where the joinery is part of the model, you could do it like I do it.

Mike

- MikeDS

Thanks Mike

I’m trying to do both more or less but ultimately try to dimension the board with measurement pertaining to the position of joints while look at the complete component.. I guess I’ll just keep adding scenes as I can see the entire face of the component I’m going to add the joinery to

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#3 posted 12-20-2017 04:56 PM

Ed,

Good luck and post the results of what you did and how you did it. It’s always good to get new ideas.

Mike

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#4 posted 12-20-2017 05:37 PM



Ed,

Good luck and post the results of what you did and how you did it. It s always good to get new ideas.

Mike

- MikeDS

Will do definitely I’m doing quite a lot of hand tool work for the first time so it’s going to take a while but I’m making a Arts & Crafts End Table , Thanks for your help Mike

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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