how to draw coil fin heater

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how to draw coil fin heater

Postby l_yap » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:00 pm




May I know how to draw this coil fin??
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Re: how to draw coil fin heater

Postby TIG » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:13 pm

You can't attach a link back to your own computer.
I suggest that you attach an image directly...
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Re: how to draw coil fin heater

Postby Box » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:20 pm

Basic answer will be, draw the profile and use follow me, then array if needed.
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Re: how to draw coil fin heater

Postby Dave R » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:13 am

What version of SketchUp are you really using? You put 2018 Make in your profile but that doesn't exist. Knowing which version you are using will make it easier for us to give you good direction. One thing is for sure, if you model the fins on that with geometry, it's going to slow your computer down. It would probably be better to use a texture.

How will you use this thing once you have it modeled, anyway?
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Re: how to draw coil fin heater

Postby l_yap » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:41 am

Thanks for your reply. Actually I'm using an online version from this website.
https://app.sketchup.com/app?hl=en

I'm new at SketchUp, may I know what's mean geometry and texture?
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Re: how to draw coil fin heater

Postby Dave R » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:37 pm

Geometry is edges and faces. Textures are images that you apply to surfaces. Since you are using the free online version you will be limited as far as what you can do. No extensions so you would have to model it manually. I would suggest not worrying about modeling the fins and just make a smooth tube using Follow Me. Then apply a gray color or a metal texture to it. For your hobby application that should get the job done.

Here's a quick example drawn in SketchUp Free.

Screenshot - 10_25_2019 , 7_42_05 AM.png


A path for Follow Me
Add a circle at the end.
Run Follow Me.
Extend the ends with smaller diameter circles and add a metal texture.
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