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Forum topic by CudaDude posted 01-07-2015 05:31 AM 1979 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-07-2015 05:31 AM

I’ve Googled this till I’m blue in the face and can’t find an answer. I am having a problem in Sketchup when I copy or move components. Two parts will look like they’re touching or butted up against each other, but when I zoom in really close there’s very small gaps between the pieces and I just can’t get them mated together. Is there a setting that I need to change so that the parts will sort of ‘pull together’ when I get close? I’ve watched You tube videos to try and get my settings to what other woodworkers have, but I must be missing something.

-- Gary

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#1 posted 01-07-2015 06:03 AM

Check Window->Model Info to see if you have a check in the box to “snap to…” Also change your units if needed. I usually set mine to 1/32. I couldn’t build anything to 64’s anyway.

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#2 posted 01-07-2015 06:25 AM

1. Make each part a component. That keeps parts from sticking together.
2. Set a guide point with the tape measure tool.
3. Move the component from a corner, and drag it to the insert point.

Sometimes it is even easier to draw components in place. You still need to make each part a component.
Good luck with it.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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