Use the Follow Me Tool to Create the Perfect 3D Path


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Using the Follow Me tool

Now let's take a look at the Follow Me tool. This is very similar to an Extrude or a Loft in other 3D programs and what it does is it takes a face and it lofts it along a path. So I have a file here that's opened and it has a couple of paths in it. Now the first one is just, so that we can understand how to use the tool. Now the Follow Me tool can be found under tools>Follow Me, or it is here, on the toolbox. So how this works is that we have a path here and that path is connected to a face.

So the end of this path is on in this face. So what you need to do is select the Follow Me tool, select the face and it should allow you to bring it out through the path. So what I can do is I can just extend it along that path and now I have a surface that has followed that path. So this next one I've kind of left the end of this path open, so we can make sure we know how to draw a path for the Follow Me tool.

So I've got a couple of line segments that I have already drawn. Let'...

Using the Follow Me tool
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Using the Follow Me tool provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by George Maestri as part of the SketchUp 8 Essential Training

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