Intersects to Create Mortises

comments (3) April 28th, 2013 in blogs

DaveRichards David Richards, contributor
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There are several different Intersect Faces options in SketchUp. The one most folks seem to use is Intersect Faces>With Model. I find in most cases that Intersect Faces>With Selection is more useful and often results in less clean up. Here's a case demonstrating this.

Earlier in the week a fellow sent me a model for a project he is working on. He was trying to get mortises cut in the curved pieces to take the crossing sticks. Fortunately in his set up of the model, he had copies of the curved component so mortises only need to be cut in one to make all of them.

I made a short video that hopefully shows the steps clearly. The key thing is that I copied the faces of the sticks and used them to create the faces inside the mortise by using >With Selected.




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Comments (3)

DaveRichards DaveRichards writes: @noman1, I'm glad that helped.

Don, you're quite welcome. I'm happy when folks can glean even seemingly tiny details out of these blog posts.

Posted: 7:59 am on May 1st

DonzoB DonzoB writes: Dave, you did it again.
As long as I have been using this program, I never used Orient Faces!
Thanks for this.
Don Butler
Posted: 5:39 am on April 30th

noman01 noman01 writes: this is v, helpful.
Posted: 7:16 pm on April 29th

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