Kumiko: An exercise with components in SketchUp
Using the power of SketchUp's components, Dave Richards demonstrates how to resize elements of a kumiko panel to create new patterns.
Kumiko seems to be the hot thing these days and SketchUp is really handy for designing your own panels and with the use of components, you can easily generate cutlists to tell you how many of each part you need and that sort of thing. Recently I had an e-mail from a reader who asked if it is possible to make a different sized panel from one he’d already made. This video shows the method I outlined for him. It leverages the use of components in a number of ways. These ideas can be used for other sorts of projects, too.
I made use of the Union tool in BoolTools2 which made quick work of combining several components to make a single one. BoolTools2 respects components and it will work in SketchUp Make. It’s relatively inexpensive but it’ll save you a lot of time so I highly recommend it.