Moldings By Follow Me
Recently there have been some questions regarding the use of Follow Me to add a molding around a cabinet. I did a quick little video demo that will hopefully clarify and perhaps even expand your skills with the Follow Me tool.
First, a couple of notes regarding the video. I already had the molding profile drawn and made into a component before starting the video. When I made the molding profile a component, I adjusted its axes so that the insertion point was at the top inside corner of the molding. This allowed me to place the profile quickly and accurately when I brought it into the model. See my blog entry on Axes for details on changing the axis location for a component.
I frequently field questions from new users who have made a component of a molding profile and when they go to use it, Follow Me will do nothing with it. There are two thing to remember. As with any component, you cannot change the molding profile without first opening the component for editing. Additionally, the path for Follow Me must be inside the same component definition as the profile. Alternatively, you could explode the profile component prior to drawing the path. When you have finished, though, remember to create a component.