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  • Hey all you sketch-up artists out there...

    Hey guys,

    Once more I am trying to wrap my head around 3D modeling. I have been drawing with autocad (2D) and draftsight for several years now. I have tried several different 3D drawing packages (turbocad ect.) and been completely frustrated with them. I am now going to try Sketch-up 8. I am working in a Mac enviroment if that makes any difference.

    What I have so far is a 6" tall cylinder with a 2.5" diameter. I have a stepped hole bored down through the middle of the cylinder along the long axis.

    What I am trying to do now is apply a .125" champher to the top and bottom faces.

    Can anybody tell me how this is done?

    Thanks,

    Tim

  • #2
    This might help:

    http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/201...ndcorners.html

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    • #3
      not sure whats all on sketchup , but making 2 torus , 1 bigger , then subtracting one from the other leaveing a reverse champfer , then copy it and put it on the end and subtract it from the main part (ive only used bobcad , heeks , dolphin , so im not sure if you can do that )

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      • #4
        On mine I select the edges I want champhered, click the drop down tool bar for champher, and specify the size and angle of the champher I want.

        Then once again in the actual tool path I select a champher tool of a given angel and specify the cutting depth of the tool and the program will calculate the distance of the tool center from the edge

        Of course this is a 3 axis mill rather then a lathe

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JoeFin View Post
          On mine I select the edges I want champhered, click the drop down tool bar for champher, and specify the size and angle of the champher I want.

          Then once again in the actual tool path I select a champher tool of a given angel and specify the cutting depth of the tool and the program will calculate the distance of the tool center from the edge

          Of course this is a 3 axis mill rather then a lathe
          Joe, are you using the free version of sketch-up 8 or the Pro version? I am using the free version and I don't find a champher tool under any of the drop down boxes or tool bars. is it maybe a plug-in?

          Tim

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          • #6
            Simplest method:-

            1: Offset Tool : offset (copy) the corner edge 0.125" 'inwards' (creating a new circle on the cylinder end surface)

            2: Move Tool: drag the corner edge down 0.125" (the chamfer is created between the two circles)



            Cheers

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            Last edited by Barrington; 01-26-2013, 07:55 AM.

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            • #7
              Thank you Barrington,

              That worked very well.

              And thanks to all who responded

              Tim

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Barrington View Post
                Simplest method:-

                1: Offset Tool : offset (copy) the corner edge 0.125" 'inwards' (creating a new circle on the cylinder end surface)

                2: Move Tool: drag the corner edge down 0.125" (the chamfer is created between the two circles)



                Cheers

                .
                That animation is neat. Could you share how you created it? Was it done with Sketch-Up?
                Paul A.
                SE Texas

                Make it fit.
                You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
                  That animation is neat. Could you share how you created it? Was it done with Sketch-Up?
                  I used the free version of 'Screencast-O-Matic' , saving the recording as an animated GIF. (That was a bit large for a forum post (~3Mb), so I reduced the quality in Jasc Animation Shop which got it down to <300kb.)

                  The prog is quite basic, but in a good way - simple to use and not too many options to worry about.

                  Start the prog, adjust the capture window size, (& select a mic or a webcam insert if required), start recording.......stop recording, and save in a variety of formats, + automatic upload to a YouTube account if available.

                  (The downloaded prog is here , not the on-line version which needs an evil Java plug-in .)

                  Cheers

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                  Last edited by Barrington; 01-26-2013, 07:52 PM.

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