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    A SketchUp Warm-Up Exercise

    Well, as a sort of prelude to some sort of SketchUp "bootcamp" which still needs to be figured out, let's have a little exercise. Everyone down on the floor and give 10 push pulls!

    Alright, so for our first exercise I've chosen Doug Stowe's little Friendship Box. I've given you all the dimensions you need to draw it. And lest someone should say there's missing dimensions, you're woodworkers. Figure it out. do what makes sense. Where's that master sergeant smilie?

    You get 10 minutes. Be honest.









    Go!

    Remember to save the SketchUp file. You're gonna need it again.
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    dave when i make a component, i cant seem to get it to show up like you showed me ,, i made the side of this and hit the component button but when i go back to select it its just seperate planes???
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    Larry, I figured you'd be the first to go for this.

    Did you select all of the geometry of the side before hitting the Component button?
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    i took and used the arrow tool and done a drag select and then hit the component tool and named it.. but when i wanted to move it i couldnt..
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    Hmmmm....

    I wonder if you missed selecting even one edge. If you do, when you go to create the component, you'll find that the box for "Replace Selection With component" is not ticked. The component gets made but it doesn't replace the geometry.

    This will be a good topic to cover in a "bootcamp".

    Save your file and send it off to me.
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    its to late i hadnt read the fine print dave so i pitched it wheni didnt get to where i needed to be maybe i will try again later today and if so will save it dave..
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    OK, so it took me 1/2 hour.

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    Good work Rennie. Practice, practice, practice.

    Actually, folks, it doesn't really have to be a speed thing but you want to work on being efficient so you can get out to the shop and get to cutting real wood.
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    I'll try later. Just got back from R&R and need to catch up. And I work my 'regular' job tomorrow. Need to get ready. I AM looking forward to this. However, Dave, I recently got a MacBook and need to set up SketchUp preferences for myself again.
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    OK, Dave. Here's my go at it. It took a little over 20 minutes.


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