Hi MT Stringer & Other Sketchup Masters.....
In this short Sketchup Video by David Heim - he demonstrates how to draw a small table in less than 4 minutes.
Great video - have learned lots by watching it. However, I am stuck on a couple of his steps. Can you help? Question #1
- At 00:12 of the video - He makes the leg longer and says "I do this in 2 steps, because I want that line around the top".
a - how do you keep a line around the top? I didn't see a way to essentially make the leg into 2 parts...
b - Why would you want to do this? Question #2
- at about 00:50 of the video, he has a leg and an apron and proceeds to copy those, rotate them and then use the /3x to make 3 copies of these to form a small table.
I have tried to do this....Can't make it happen - I spent a couple hours last night trying to rotate this leg exactly the way he is rotating it so I can copy it 3 times......The key to this may be the guide lines that he has running under the leg/apron.
At 00:58 he says "Now I can use these guidelines down here to copy/rotate both components"
Now - I am relatively new to Sketchup, but can anyone tell me how to use the copy/rotate tool to make this happen?
Is there some kind of "shadow" guide lines that can be drawn to make the rotate operation happen correctly?
He doesn't actually demonstrate creating the actual guide lines - does he have some option enabled?
When he starts the video, he has 2 sets of guide lines going in each direction by default....
I understand that once he rotates it correctly - he can use the 90
and then the 3x
keywords to finish it up
It is driving me mad.....
I have watched many different videos on the Rotate tool. It has not been intuitive for me to learn this Rotate tool, so I need some help
If you can explain it to me - that would be awesome!