Dave: For wider panels what I have done is separate the top rail into an arch section that ends just after turning horizontal and 2 end sections that are all horizontal. (I have these saved as Components to reuse) The move the ends out to the new width and scale the center section in length only to fit up with the ends. Then make a new component and erase the junction lines . This may or may not be easier depending on your sketchup skills and what operations are easier for you.
Thanks for your comments Tim. I just thought it needed to be said that flip along works on the component axis not the model axis. I do see that sometimes too much info confuses the new modelers but in the case of "flip along" is only consistant if you know the model axis.
I am using ver7 and when I right click on a component and select flip along I get the choice of component red, component green or component blue axis which have nothing to do with the model axis along which the part was moved. These axis depends on how the part was drawn prior to making it a component. If I have rotated the part after creating then flip along not be correct if I choose axis based on the model.
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