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    Positioning Round Parts in SU

    I made a locking bolt with knob in SU but I am finding it hard to place in position in the model. I made it a component and when I use the move tool I cannot get it to pick up on the center of the knob face.

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    Some uh us don'ta speaka da acronmyeesee tu gudda. What are you talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    Frank, Frank, Frank. Am I gonna hafta come over there and lead you by the hand?

    Keith, would you be willing to either post the model--you can do it as a zip file--or e-mail it to me so I can see it?

    Also, take a look at the Zip file in my first post in this thread. Maybe that will give you some help.

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...read.php?t=585

    Let me know if you have questions.
    I'll look. But his post was #1, mine was #2, now yours was #3. Wats the "my first post" you are referring to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    You haven't had your coffee yet have you, Frank?

    I was referring to my first post in the thread to which I posted the link.
    I did find it. Sorry, but instead of playing games, it sure would help folks to just tell 'em what is being talked about. I still don't know.
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    Here is the SU file with the round part. I am trying to center the part on the the support post flush to the outside of the adjustable support. On layers 3,5,6.

    Frank: Im sorry that I was to lazy to type SketchUp and used the SU instead.

    Dave: I have looked at your move tutorial and am able to move rectangular parts as the program feeds back when it snaps to corners, edges, etc. With the round part I only get the edge and can't find the center on the face. I have decided to go back and edit the component and add lines that intersect at the center of the dia on each end of the part. I may even add a line for the centerline of the the diameters.
    Last edited by Keith Krueger; 04-21-2007 at 08:02 PM. Reason: edited to add comments to Frank and Dave

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    That's another one for me to file away, Dave. Thanks. I've wrestled with similar moves of round objects, so next time it happens, I'll come find this thread.
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