Plugin similar to "Round Corners" but for planar surfaces?

Plugin similar to "Round Corners" but for planar surfaces?

Postby RNRCFan » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:03 pm

Hi everyone!

Is there any plugin similar to "Round Corners", but for planar surface?
It's kinda difficult to explain, so I edited a few screenshots to simulate what the plugin would be doing.





I'd be very helpful for me if something like that actually existed, thanks in advance for your answers! :)
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Re: Plugin similar to "Round Corners" but for planar surface

Postby Box » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:14 am

Something like this?
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Re: Plugin similar to "Round Corners" but for planar surface

Postby RNRCFan » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:37 am

Well, yes and no. First, I didn't know the "Follow me" tool could be used this way, so thanks for teaching me that!
And I'd like the "crevice" to follow a line drawn on a surface (or mutliple surfaces), no matter its direction, just like in the screenshot below.



And let's suppose I want the "crevice" on a cylinder, your technique can't work because I would not be able to draw the crevice's section on the edge of the solid (if you know what I mean).
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Re: Plugin similar to "Round Corners" but for planar surface

Postby Box » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:51 am

I agree it would be a useful tool and something that would fit nicely in Fredos collection.
Just pointing out there are generally simple ways to accomplish things that may have gone unnoticed.
Follow me would work on your first image and as for a cylinder I would draw the profile of the whole cylinder and use follow me or do this>
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Re: Plugin similar to "Round Corners" but for planar surface

Postby RNRCFan » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:09 am

True, there are lots of ways to acheive a single thing usually.

But creating a crevice along a line like this, on a surface like this is a real pain with SketchUp native tools...
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Re: Plugin similar to "Round Corners" but for planar surface

Postby Box » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:15 am

Here's a little tip, you can use a path outside a group for follow me. Note the part off screen is Edit Group.
Follow in Group.gif

Try this method on your shape, and draw your profile perpendicular to a segment of the path, it may not work but worth a try.

As I say I don't disagree, it would be a good tool.
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Re: Plugin similar to "Round Corners" but for planar surface

Postby RNRCFan » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:25 am

Tried your advice, didn't work as expected... Thanks though, I'll definitely use this trick on simpler geometry!


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Re: Plugin similar to "Round Corners" but for planar surface

Postby Box » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:40 am

Was worth a try.
It's a nice Extension request.
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Re: Plugin similar to "Round Corners" but for planar surface

Postby rv1974 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:22 am

All the tricks described above are too tedious. We are doomed to mess till eventually some magician will deliver shiny Groove maker ;)
The most wanted for me, requested it many times
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Re: Plugin similar to "Round Corners" but for planar surface

Postby srx » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:38 am

SDMitch Bevelmaker
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Re: Plugin similar to "Round Corners" but for planar surface

Postby pilou » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:00 am

Some ideas here ;)
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Re: Plugin similar to "Round Corners" but for planar surface

Postby RNRCFan » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:06 pm

SDMitch Bevelmaker looks great, but looks like it doesn't work in recent SketchUp versions...

Thanks for the link pilou, now I understand why such plugin does not exist!
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