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Intersect horror show

Postby numpty011xxx » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:28 am

Hi all,

Long time lurker but first time i've posted - and i'm desperate ! :-)

I've been using sketchup for years for woodwork, and it's been fantastic, but now I'm trying to draw a landscaping design for our back garden.

You can see in the screen grab that i've drawn three large steps which should come up to a patio (at the level of the top step). After a lot of youtube research I've settled on the only way to do it being to draw a big rectangle, put that in the patio "space" and then intersect it with the model.

I've been starting small and just seeing if i could intersect a small rectangle with the long steps, and no matter what I do the only thing I can get to happen is for the rectable lines to show on the steps, but not the other way around.

Please please please - can someone tell me where i'm going wrong ?!

any help appreciated, thanks

Paul
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Re: Intersect horror show

Postby L i am » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:15 am

Sorry mate but I am not able to understand your problem. Can you hand draw something on the image to indicate your problem or what you are trying to acheive? Most people here respond better to images I think ;)
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Re: Intersect horror show

Postby L i am » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:19 am

Have read it again and do you want a surface at the top step to marry up with the pink surface? If so that would/should be easy. Please attach your model as 2016
Is this what you want?
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Re: Intersect horror show

Postby HornOxx » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:56 am

L i am wrote:...can you hand draw something on the image to indicate your problem or what you are trying to acheive? Most people here respond better to images I think ;)
L i am is right ;)
do you mean something in this direction ?
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Re: Intersect horror show

Postby numpty011xxx » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:47 pm

hopefully this drawing shows what i mean, i want the top of the third step and circle patio connected, and the gap in front of the step filled in the same (they should all be the same level, one continuous patio)

thanks again
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Re: Intersect horror show

Postby Dave R » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:34 pm

It would make it easier for us to help you if you upload the .skp file so we can see exactly what you've got modeled.

Please also update/correct your profile information. It says you are using 2019 Free/Make but there is no such version. The correct information will help us to know what sort of tools you have at your disposal for modeling this.
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Re: Intersect horror show

Postby numpty011xxx » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:02 pm

Hi Dave, is that the DaveR from UKWorkshop fame too ?

Attached is the model, please forgive the undoubted countless errors in its construction but this is a first attempt at anything on this scale :-)

I've had to cut the landscaping pieces out of my main model as thats 32mb - i'm presuming i've got unused info in there because of all the changes i've made / and mistakes

thanks


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Re: Intersect horror show

Postby Dave R » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:30 pm

Hi Paul,

Yes. I used to be a member of UKWorkshop. I bailed out some years ago.

If you have time and want to look at this together, I could set up a thing to share my screen with you. Might be easier.
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Re: Intersect horror show

Postby numpty011xxx » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:59 pm

Dave, thanks so much that’s a very kind offer, how could we do that ? If that’s too much trouble is there a tool or technique I should be doing more research on ?

As the saying goes it’s a small world, I’m still on ukworkshop and also woodhaven now




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Re: Intersect horror show

Postby Dave R » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:01 pm

I'll send you a PM in a minute or so.
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Re: Intersect horror show  Topic is solved

Postby Dave R » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:09 pm

For anyone else who comes along with a similar problem. the key fix was to get the steps into the same context as the geometry of the circular part.
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Re: Intersect horror show

Postby numpty011xxx » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:27 pm

Huge thanks to DaveR, firstly for helping me solve the problem, really easily, and secondly without making me feel like an idiot when he did it :-)



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Re: Intersect horror show

Postby L i am » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:50 am

Hi, when doing landscape design it is best to use this workflow, as shown. Simply draw the whole plan on the image. Then push pull to achive the relitive levels. Then you should not have those issues.

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Re: Intersect horror show

Postby numpty011xxx » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:51 am

L i am wrote:Hi, when doing landscape design it is best to use this workflow, as shown. Simply draw the whole plan on the image. Then push pull to achive the relitive levels. Then you should not have those issues.

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Thanks Li am, DaveR said the same thing so next time I’ll be following your advice

Paul


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