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    Paging Dr SketchUp

    Confusion > possibly due to lack of practice, more likely due to pudding for brain matter.
    Anyways, I'm struggling with angled push-pulls..IE: as in the included attachment, I haven't been able to figure out how to add dadoes that correspond to the angled positions required{hope that made sense}...

    Edit: also trouble using P/P as in...extend the length of the slanted vertical pieces
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    Last edited by Ken Cook; 01-18-2013 at 03:32 PM.
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    Push-Pull only works perpendicular to the face you're pushing/pulling.

    If you need to intersect at an angle, usually what I do is draw the mating piece, get it into position, and then use the "intersect" features to make the proper geometry on for the female part of the joint (in this case, dados). Then hide the mating piece and adjust the geometry accordingly to get a dado-lookin' thing - intersect just draws lines so you'll probably have a few extra lines and faces to remove. Sometimes you also have to draw in the boxes created by the intersect to make it see the lines as a complete face (or else you get punched-through walls in your parts and can see inside where you probably don't want to).

    Hope that helps - if it doesn't, a professional will be along shortly
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    Thank you Jason,
    will have to give that a try or three 'just because' but think I'll skip it in future sketches unless absolutely needed...learn something new everyday is right!
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    Hi Ken,

    Is it tapioca? I hope it isn't that instant kind.

    As you've probably figured out, Push/Pull only extrudes perpendicular to the selected face so you can't use it for what you want to do. Instead, use the Move tool. First put a guideline along an edge in the desired direction. For the angled sides, this would be along the long edge. The guideline will give you something to follow so you can go in the right direction. Then open the component for editing and with the Select tool, drag a left to right selection box around the end of the board. Next get the Move tool and move the selection along the guideline in the desired distance.

    For the dado for the shelf, first extend the ends of the shelf as above by the depth of the dado. Then open the side component for editing and trace the overlap area with the Line tool. You can then use Push/Pull to push the waste through.

    Before you do any of this stuff, though, you might want to redraw the piece. You have a number of issues due to things being drawn off axis. These will cause you problems as you proceed so it would be better to fix them first. I can try fixing the model up for you if you want. If it could wait until I get home from work, I can show you live how to do all this stuff. We can get Larry, Darrel and his other brother Darrell to join us.

    Thanks for chiming in Jason. There's good in that Ken although I don't care for the Intersect operation for this because I think it is more work than is needed for what needs to be done.
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    Thanks Dave, don't bother on fixing this mess, just trying to get a few ideas down while the wife 'decides' what 'we' want LOL
    I like the idea however on a demo, not sure about the 'live' aspect, I'm without camera/microphone at the moment...

    BTW, flavors dumberry
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    Alright. I'll hold off on fixing it for now.

    Actually, I've already redrawn it.



    Yours is in the background. They don't look much different but they are. I haven't drawn the dados yet. I've got questions about them but we can talk about that this evening.

    As to the live demo, you don't need a camera or a microphone. There'll be a phone number you can call so we can talk and I'll be sharing my screen with you via the net.

    Hmmm... dumberry. that's a new one but I'll try anything once.
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    Thanks Dave, but to be honest, there's a few issues that cause me not to commit right now, but I believe what you posted should get me where it/I need to be...Thanks again though just the same!!!
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    OK, Ken.

    Maybe another time.

    Cheers,

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    Again, I'm sorry about it Dave, & definitely another time.

    I missed your photo somehow when I posted earlier... I recall you noticing a previous sketch of mine being off axis, maybe too much dumberry
    You mentioned questions about the dadoes...structural integrity or ? I've wondered how strong this would be, though it's only intended for holding a 37" flat screen that weighs approx 47lb's...
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    No need for apologies, Ken.

    As to the dados, I was wondering how you plan to cut them. Maybe the parts fitting into the dados shouldn't be beveled on their ends.

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