Supersize Me: Working with Details in SketchUp
More is Less:
You want to add some stylish knobs to the elaborate kitchen cabinets you’re designing. Or you’re trying to put a subtle routed edge detail on the drawerfronts but despite your best effort the Follow Me tool just won’t produce the detail you’re after. The good news is there’s a very simple solution to this little problem.
Before you give up and settle for less-than-satisfactory results on your model, watch this video for a demonstration of how the problem is created and how to solve it. Also, you can learn from my mistakes as I fumble through the process of adding a Projected Texture to the knob after using the “Super-Size Me” method to create it.
Production Millwork Shop
In this second video I demonstrate the process I use to create drawer fronts and cabinets with matching millwork profiles and an infinite range of sizes. The process starts by creating a 10″ square drawer front “pattern” and shows how to modify it to any size. This rather lengthy video wraps up with an explanation of how to manipulate a routed edge detail by involking the View>Hidden Geometry option.
You can download the cabinet models created for and used in this tutorial from the Trimble Component Warehouse by clicking here. Almost like stopping by your local Digital Cabinet Shop.
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Cabinets with details
When using the Follow Me tool SketchUp leaves gaps in the geometry of small parts