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Published by: Babavali.S on Nov 13, 2008
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This exercise may not represent a typical or practical

design (a funky picture frame), but it’s useful to know

how to handle objects that intersect. It demonstrates how

to use Follow Me to easily create interesting edges, and

uses Intersect with Model to trim them to one another.

1.Start with a flat box for the frame itself, then draw a

vertical arc starting from the endpoint of one edge.

This arc will be driven along two of the frame’s


2.Another section will be driven along the other two

edges. Its dimensions should be consistent with the

arc, so copy the arc to the opposite corner.

3.Zoom in on the copied arc, and draw a rectangle that

encloses it. In Rectangle, click Points 1 and 2, and

press Shift to lock the width. Then click Point 3 (the

top of the arc) to define the height.

This should be the result:

4.Erase the arc, and change the section to something

like this:

5.Now to drive the sections. It’s easier to pre-select the

edges, so select the two frame sides shown (three

edges total).

6.Activate Follow Me and select the arc section. Then

select the other two frame sides (four edges total).

7.Activate Follow Me again, and select the segmented

section. All edges are created, but they need to be


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8.Select all faces and edges at one intersection corner,

and run Intersect with Model. (You could also run it

on the entire model.)

Intersection edges are now created where the two

edges meet.

9.Start cleaning up by trimming away the parts of the

edges that stick out. You should be left with some

edges aligned with the faces.

10.Erase these unnecessary edges as well. You’ll

probably need to recreate one or more faces as a

result - this is easily done by using Line to connect

two adjacent endpoints you know to be on the same


This is how the interior side of the corner should


11.Now do the same on the other corner. First run the

intersection (unless you ran it on the entire model


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Intersect and Follow Me


12.After cleaning up this corner, here’s the result. In this

example, the frame face itself was switched to its

“Face Back” color (right-click on the face and select


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