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Adam

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01-04-2014 01:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question plane

I drew a infill plane similar to a Brese 650-55J Smoother but a cannot for the life of be get a round over on the top side of the infill sections. when I draw the arc for the follow me tool it does not want to follow the correct pat and when I got it to go half way around there were holes in the wood. I know it is not the end of the world if I don’t get this done but I would like to see it.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada


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#1 posted 01-04-2014 02:01 PM

If you’re using the perimeter of the top faces of the infills for the path, you will run into trouble when the extrusion reaches the adjacent faces that are angled. If the sides and front/back are vertical, you should be able to roundover 3 of the 4 sides, but you’re kind of painted into a corner because of the angles. I think I would do the rounded surfaces first, then cut the angle in the blocks. Follow Me works a lot easier if you select the path first, then the Follow Me tool, then the face you want to extrude. There is also an extra vertical line (maybe 2) on the front of the bun that might be giving you trouble.

It could also be an issue of scale. SketchUp doesn’t do well with tiny surfaces. You can scale the model up by a factor of 10, round over the surfaces then scale back down.

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#2 posted 01-04-2014 02:14 PM

Thanks I will try that

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 01-04-2014 03:13 PM

Is this what your trying to do?

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#4 posted 01-04-2014 03:57 PM

There are a few ways to accomplish this but the easiest method is to download the round over plugin.

Round Over Plugin

I don’t think the download link is on that page but the review should guide you to it.

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#5 posted 01-04-2014 06:01 PM

Kevin, that is what I am trying to do except for the angled portion of the bun – trying to do just the sides and back and front.

JAAune, I will download and and try the plugin. thanks

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 01-04-2014 08:52 PM

Well after installing the round corner plugin I got the result I was looking for. Thanks all.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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#7 posted 01-04-2014 09:13 PM

I’d have said exactly what Bob Lang said. In particular, 1) Follow Me works easier if you select the path first, then the Follow Me tool. 2) And Scale it up by 10, do your work, then scale it back down.

I sometimes build a separate rounded over edge, then move it in place, Select all, Intersect Faces-With Selection, then trim away the chaff.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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