Hi all, first post here, just getting started with Shapr3D after using Sketchup for a few years.
I’ve done several of the tutorials on the Shapr3D website (which are great by the way), but admittedly I haven’t had a chance to sit down and do all of them (yet). But I’m wondering if someone can help me out.
I’m trying to draw a table base idea for a potential client. The shape is simply conical but I’m having a frustrating time trying to change some dimensions and measuring and finding angles of things. Again, I’m more familiar with Sketchup’s tools so please bear with me.
Here’s the shape I’ve drawn:
To get this shape I started with a 36 inch circle, then extruded it upward 26 inches, creating a cylinder. Then I selected the top surface of the cylinder and selected “scale - uniform” and dragged the little pin as it “pinched” the top circle smaller until it looked good to my eye.
Now that I have that shape, I cannot figure out how to change the top surface diameter. I feel like I can picture this procedure in my head but I’m just not finding it.
Additionally, I’d also like to know the angles of the points (in yellow) in my attached screenshot but the conical surface is smooth all the way around and I can’t seem to select points. I’m going to draw support arms as well, and knowing the angle of the cone is important so I can match that angle on the support arm.
Ultimately, if I end up making this piece in real life, it will be made of several pieces of wood, so I’d also like to segment this shape so I can determine the angles of all the individual pieces I’ll need to cut in order to build it (if that makes sense to anybody familiar with segmented wood projects).
My apologies if this is a basic operation or if I’m asking for something too complex for my first post, haha! Thanks for any help and guidance!