I spent some time over the summer playing with rhino but I’m still stuck with some basics problems. I’m trying to design a sled/ toboggan to make for my nephew this Christmas. I want to send this file and have it cut on a cnc. Now, all my work in the past has been more organic in style, and don’t mind errors generally but this time I’m really trying to learn how to properly design an object in Rhino. I am following and old woodworking design for dimensions. I simply want to redesign it in rhino.
My problem starts at the runners of the sled. I want to make the entire thickness to be an 1 inch deep. I’m not sure what I am doing wrong but my planar line doesn’t make a solid. I know I could loft or pipe a line but my goal is to put in proper dimensions. I can make a box or a circle with no problems but I can’t seem to make a line with an arc into a closed solid.
Can someone suggest something. I tired making the design in the ‘top’ view but the it’s more free-form at the arc point and not exactly 1 inch all the way around. I’ve also tired this by extruding the curve but it only works in one direction.
Could any one suggest some tutorials for product design. I can’t afford to really mess this up and would like to learn the right way. I’ve played around with organic free-flowing but I really want to design something with proper dimensions