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Hello,

 

I'm using AutoCAD (2018 version) since yesterday, and the transition from Sketchup is rather rough. Thus I am in need of assistance. Honestly, I tried looking up the issues myself for the whole morning already, but I can't seem to understand the steps I'm supposed to take.

 

I'm trying to make the parts highlighted in blue (see attached picture, please) into a solid 3D object, that will be attached to the main existing object. But I have no idea as to how to achieve that. I added those two floating lines, but I can't seem to make anything out of it (when using the loft tool, I can't even select them? Should I even use the loft tool for this?).

 

makesolid.jpg

 

I can try to give some more information if needed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you, and have a nice day.

 

Regards,

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Dadgad

Welcome to CADTutor ping. :)

 

This should help you get the hang of it.

 

http://www.cadtutor.net/tutorials/autocad/extrude-and-press-pull/

 

Once you are absolutely sure you like what you have created, you can UNION it to the original 3D Solid.

Might want to work on a copy of your drawing, just to be safe, until you learn the ropes.

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Hello Dadgad,

 

I will follow the tutorial you just gave to me, seems like I should indeed learn AutoCAD step by step.

 

Thank you so much for suggesting this. Hopefully I'll be able to make some progress.

 

Regards,

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Very interesting tutorial, it helped me achieve the result I wanted. I made the corners in 2D and push/pulled them, and then attached them to the main solid model using Union.

 

ok.jpg

 

Thank you again.

 

Regards,

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Dadgad

I figured that would do the trick.

There are lots of good tutorials here on CADTutor, another great place for Autocad newbies to learn the ropes is

 

https://www.mycadsite.com/

 

Well worth going through the lessons in order, as they will really save you a lot of time, while helping you build a solid foundation for your cad skills.

I used it about 9 years ago, when I started, and it was extremely well thought out, and really helped.

Much quicker than learning through trial and error.

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