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Forum topic by rickf16 posted 10-04-2011 03:04 AM 822 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-04-2011 03:04 AM

Need help here. I am not very good at SketchUp. I can do the basics, but nothing fancy…like filling in a curve. I wish I had the time to learn, but I don’t. I have designed a support for a flag case I plan on making. It will hold the coffin flag for an Air Force veteran. I want to be able to show the family the final design for their approval. I thought that by making the supports in the shape of a tail fin would be a nice touch. As you can see, I haven’t figured out how to fill in around a curve. Any help here is greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 10-04-2011 01:00 PM

I’ve just achieved it as follows:

1. Make a regular, rectangular 3D block (say 3” x 3” x 3/4”)
2. Use tape-measure tool to draw a guide line at the length that you want the top edge to be (say 2”)
3. On the top surface, draw the curve that you want to achieve.
4. Using either push-pull or follow-me tools, drag your curved profile down to the bottom surface.
5. Select only the curved lines on the top surface. Either hold shift key down and click on each individually or drag a box down over them, dragging from left to right.
6. Select the move tool, then select the point / centre of the curve and drag it sideways along the top surface onto the guide line that you constructed in step 2 above.

If that doesn’t work for you, send me a pm with your e-mail address and the dimensions you want to achieve, and I will mail a file across to you.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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