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Google sketchup
February 21, 2012
9:46 AM
jvander68
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 i have a question about google sketchup.

     Can you draw a hidden line  ( dotted)  and can u copy a part of your drawing and paste it next to it meaning i drew a square and i want to copy that one and paste it next to the other ?

February 21, 2012
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Copy and paste is do-able, you can also make components, by selecting the part you wish, right clicking (maybe)and clicking make component. This way you can copy and paste multiple identical components.

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February 21, 2012
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Ahhh so i have some schooolin to do i see lol. I use microsoft paint . Its pathetic  how i do it . My big thing is hidden lines i use the square and right click and drag so it erases the line dot at a time lol . I used to use a cad program at work .It was simple . everything is  sketch up plus could draw a hidden line and copy and paste a part also …. Ahhh the good ole days!! lol

February 21, 2012
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Ok im actually taking the time to check out sketch up  a little deeper. I like the dimension  line set up . Still trying to find out hole to draw a hidden line tho…

February 21, 2012
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I struggle with sketchup, I don't think it is designed for component making or machining, rather for building design, hence the walk about feature and person scale thingy.. I've managed to use it quite effectively for my needs, I guess it is subjective, if you make a plan that you can understand when you are making the part that you designed then it works fine, I guess for a plan that you want to share, then maybe a better CAD program would be required? I don't know for sure.

Gareth.

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February 21, 2012
6:02 PM
jvander68
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yeah but wow i was looking online 4,999   ,, 6,0000 dollars ? yikes !!  I dont need it that bad !!!!!!!!!!!

February 24, 2012
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That is a lot of money, I'm sure there are free-cheap ones out there.

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February 24, 2012
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rleete
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I get a free copy of SolidWorks through work.  Latest version, and it doen't cost me a dime.  Jealous?

February 24, 2012
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Haaaa  smarty pants !!!  Why dont you pop in a little smart drive  and copy some files for me then lol

February 24, 2012
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At the risk of stirring the pot, no one on this group needs the functionality that SolidWorks offers, at least not for their hobbyist machining.  Are you doing finite element numerical analysis of stress/strain in your designs?  Are you looking at relative thermal expansion?  Power transfer between components?  No?  Then you don't need SolidWorks.  Is it an amazing piece of software?  Yes, but you don't need it if you are just looking for the basic CAD stuff, even the basic 3D stuff.  At best, you might want SolidEdge, which is SolidWorks with all of the heavy-duty mechanical analysis removed.  The 3D version still isn't cheap, but you can get the 2D version for free from Siemens.

 

That being said, I still like a nice, lightweight 2D CAD package, and QCAD  fills that bill nicely.  It's opensource, too, so it's free.

 

-Chris

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