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Forum topic by thelt posted 03-11-2009 02:19 PM 1093 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thelt

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03-11-2009 02:19 PM

I am trying to put the plans to the gun rack I posted in my projects to a sketch up drawing. I’ve got the Storage box drawn out. Now I need to add the uprights (1 X 3 X 3/4). About ready to draw it on paper and forget it on sketch up.

Storage Box

When I try to put the uprights in the drawing they show up in front of the box instead of the cut-outs on the back of the box. I’ve literally worked on this for hours and can’t get them in right. Sometimes they will show up in the middle of the box. It just isn’t working for me.

box2

This is what I get most often on retries. I start out with the proper dimensions 47 X 3 X 3/4 but when I do the push pull this is how it comes out (above). In different segments.

If one of the sketch up guru’s would like, I can email the .skp file.

Very humbled

Frank

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."


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ChicoWoodnut

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#1 posted 03-11-2009 02:58 PM

Hi Frank,

I’ll pm you with my e-mail. I have about an hour before I have to be at work :)

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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ChicoWoodnut

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#2 posted 03-11-2009 03:23 PM

Dave is correct. You did not make components. I created a new file. There are three components. They are all mirror images of each other. Try editing one and see what happens to the other.

Sides

Shelf

Uprights

Check it out. This will give you a good feel for the power of components.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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#3 posted 03-11-2009 03:28 PM

To work?

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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sandhill

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#4 posted 03-11-2009 03:32 PM

I am as dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to this program. I came across someone that has a web site called sketch up for woodworkers. Here it is.

http://sketchupforwoodworkers.com/

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thelt

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#5 posted 03-11-2009 03:33 PM

Thanks, guys. I see what you’re doing, now gotta learn to do it for myself. Thanks again.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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ChicoWoodnut

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#6 posted 03-11-2009 03:35 PM

Stay tuned, I feel a tutorial coming on. Gotta run to work though.

Hah!

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 03-11-2009 03:43 PM

I’ll second (or third) Scott, and Dave, components is the way to go, the sooner you’ll get used to working with it, the easier and faster your sketchup work will become.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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thelt

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#8 posted 03-11-2009 04:05 PM

How do you change the dimension readout from 64’s to fourth’s or eight’s?

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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sandhill

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#9 posted 03-11-2009 04:45 PM

To late to delete my message but I think this guy is giving out some incorrect information so if you use the tutorial I would verify his teachings with someone that knows sketch up. Sorry for the possible misleading information.

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Handidad

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#10 posted 03-11-2009 11:05 PM

I’ve just spent some time trying to do a sketchup of a workbench, and it was a very time consuming frustrating ordeal. I wouldn’t have persisted if I had to make money on it.
Some tips that I discovered;
When moving a component to add it to an assembly, put the selection point dot on a surface or corner that will meet with an edge on the component. It might be necessary to rotate the view.
After selecting the move tool and component to be moved, press and hold the up, left or right arrows to keep the movement in green, red or blue axis directions.
Yes make components of everything even assemblies of components that have to be replicated.

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