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Forum topic by jamsomito posted 10-14-2018 03:38 PM 372 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jamsomito

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10-14-2018 03:38 PM

I’m aware there are lots of ways to do this, but I’m struggling to find one that’s easy to use. Drawing them and extruding takes too long. I then used an extension called RoundCorner with Libfredo 6 library and it’s great/ easy to use, but it makes ploygons instead of true rounds which are hard to manipulate later, and I’m having trouble with it’s “offset” command… When I enter, say, a 1/4 offset, it gives me a roundover with a 2-1/8” radius, so I have to fiddle with 1/32 or 1/64 increments to get it approximately close. Very frustrating. I need something more exact.

Any simple fillet or roundover extensions out there? What do you use?

I miss my Pro/E and AutoCAD days :(.


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#1 posted 10-14-2018 03:41 PM

Probably not what you want, but I usually draw a radius or half circle on a flat face, and use the follow me tool to go around the perimeter of where I want to have the roundover. It’s also how I do moulding, chamfers around pieces, etc.

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lew

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#2 posted 10-14-2018 04:02 PM

Like “Mos” said, just use the Follow Me tool built into Sketchup.

The trick is to create the profile perpendicular to the path .

http://www.thesketchupessentials.com/extruding-shapes-along-paths-with-the-sketchup-follow-me-tool/

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fivecodys

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#3 posted 10-16-2018 05:51 PM



Like “Mos” said, just use the Follow Me tool built into Sketchup.

The trick is to create the profile perpendicular to the path .

http://www.thesketchupessentials.com/extruding-shapes-along-paths-with-the-sketchup-follow-me-tool/

- lew

Thank you for sharing this link. I was really struggling with the follow me command. This really made sense and was extremely helpful!

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#4 posted 10-16-2018 06:10 PM

“Follow Me” extrusion tool

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