SketchUp - How to make rounded corners

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SketchUp - How to make rounded corners

Post by AndyB » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:34 pm

In the image below, I would like to round the corner (selected blue circle shows corner I need to round). I have tried using this tutorial but without success.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmY4ozUo8uU

Any advice on how to round this corner would be greatly appreciated.
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Thank you.
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Re: SketchUp - How to make rounded corners

Post by AndyB » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:35 pm

I was able to figure out a simple way to round the corner of the circle. I used the Offset and Push/Pull to create five steps, this ended up rounding the corner.
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Re: SketchUp - How to make rounded edges

Post by Mach » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:56 pm

Try Fredo Collection Round Corner Extension https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/libfredo6

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Re: SketchUp - How to make rounded edges

Post by tks546 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:59 am

I find 123D Design just as easy to use and more powerful than sketchup and It's also free.
http://www.123dapp.com/design

If you want to learn a real cad program Fusion 360 is free but has a much steeper learning curve.

-Tom

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Re: SketchUp - How to make rounded edges

Post by AndyB » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:55 pm

Hi Tom,

Thank you for your suggestion.

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Re: SketchUp - How to make rounded edges

Post by jsc » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:20 am

I cannot recommend Fusion 360 more to new designers as an alternative to Sketchup.

* It's free to hobbyists.
* It's extremely powerful.
* It's not that hard to learn.
* It's a solid modeler, so it will make water tight models suitable for 3D printing.

SketchUp is very alluring, but it's not really that much easier to use than Fusion 360, and not really fit for purpose for 3D printing.

If you have any desire to try it out, download it then ask a question here on "how would you do..." I will be more than happy to provide custom tutorials on any modeling question, not that I'm a CAD expert.

For your part here above, Fusion, along with most CAD tools, provides a Fillet tool which will round corners with a single operation.

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Re: SketchUp - How to make rounded edges

Post by AndyB » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:53 am

Thank you, jsc. Your post is extremely helpful.

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