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Ryan Shervill

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03-11-2009 05:05 AM

Gentlemen…I’m at my whits end….can you please tell me how to make the following two shapes?

I need to do a flat-topped cone (or ANY cone would suffice)
I need to do a disc…but I need it to have a bullnose edge….picture cutting a 4” disc out of 1/2” or 3/4” material, then rounding over the edges with a round-over router bit…that’s what I need to draw.

Can anyone help me out?

Ryan

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#1 posted 03-11-2009 01:54 PM

Hey thanks! I have the cone now….but I can’t get the disc…..can you dumb it down a little more? I keep getting a “connot extrude a curved face”......I must be missing something.

Thanks for the help so far! :)
Ryan

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#2 posted 03-11-2009 03:59 PM

Maybe it’s me….when you say “Select face of the disc”, which face….the top/bottom, or the side? (I’ve tried both…but it ,may help me to narrow it down :) )

Ryan

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#3 posted 03-12-2009 06:28 PM

I’m learning sketchup myself, so I tried both methods. I think that Dave’s method needs is more complex and needs more steps, although it was amazing watching the follow me tool fill in the disk when the circle was touched.

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#4 posted 03-13-2009 04:10 AM

I really appreciate the help!

I STILL can’t get bently’s method to work though….it has to be me…..and it’s bugging the rap out of me. Bently, can you re-post with EVERY step dumbed down/explained so I can get some sleep tonight? :)

Dave, your way worked (thanks!), I just feel I need to learn Bentley’s way as well….it’s all about the learning curve :)

Ryan

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#5 posted 03-13-2009 04:30 AM

I love watching you guy’s teach each other. You are some of the best, most giving folks I know!

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#6 posted 03-13-2009 04:34 AM

Hey Chris, stick around…..I can show you how to screw up a bullnose..:)

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#7 posted 03-13-2009 04:39 AM

I got you beat! I can screw up a straight line!! :)

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#8 posted 03-13-2009 01:35 PM

Thanks Dave. I go to bed and wake up to a video!
You are a huge asset to the board.
One ?: You said in your vid that you upped the faces on the circle from 24 to 48. Which menu allows you to do this?

Want another one? :)

Is there an easy way to apply edge profiles to a mitered frame? Take a picture frame for example….you have the four mitered pieces and run the outside edge over a chamfer, round, or ogee bit….that kind of profile.

I’m assuming you would have to make all four parts as rectangular components, apply the profile with the push/pull tool, then make the ends 45 degrees?

Thanks again!

Ryan

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#9 posted 03-13-2009 03:36 PM

Dave
My first thought on the cone shape was to push/pull a circle into a cylinder then scale one end of it down to a point. But it looks like you cant get down to a single point with that method? I’m only able to get an increasingly smaller flat end. Is there a Scale trick that would let you shrink that end to a point?

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#10 posted 03-14-2009 01:01 AM

Dave
Is there a known problem under Vista?
When I start SU after installing the plugin I get this error message”

Error Loading File shapes.rb
No such file to load—parametric.rb

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#11 posted 03-14-2009 01:09 AM

Never mind.
It’s another one of Vist’a annoying “Need Permission” things. This OS needs a popup blocker!!

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#12 posted 03-14-2009 03:20 AM

Doug,
I was able to draw a circle and then put 2 lines (diameters) across the centre. Using thepush/pull tool on the centre dot I was then able to pull it up into a cone. The only problem was that it was a hollow cone, not a solid.

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#13 posted 03-14-2009 08:27 AM

Dave
Is there a URL problem with that last one? I keep gretting sn error message:
IE cannot download parametric.rbn from www.crai….......

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#14 posted 03-14-2009 12:29 PM

Whack-a-mole time. Different error message but now it also wants mesh_additions.rb

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#15 posted 03-14-2009 01:59 PM

Sorry about the mistake,
Doug,
I was able to draw a circle and then put 2 lines (diameters) across the centre. Using thepush/pull tool on the centre dot I was then able to pull it up into a cone. The only problem was that it was a hollow cone, not a solid.

It is the MOVE tool That is used on edges or points. THe push/pull tool is for surfaces.

This same technique can be used to put a peaked roof on a square or rectangular box if there are diagonals corner to corner.

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