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Create a table base AutoCAD 2017 for MAC

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John Connor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23.Dec.2016 at 12:50
OK...you have had way more time than is required to solve the your problem using AutoCAD.  Even as brain addled as I am before having my first cup of coffee I think it took about 90 seconds once I had AutoCAD open to replicate the two sketches above and figure out the angles and even the lengths of the inside and outside faces of each leg.  Hint: the LIST command.

Once you have the 2D sketch of each leg you can move onto creating the 3D solid version, add the top of the table, then position the legs correctly.

My 2D sketch looks like this...




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sve87 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23.Dec.2016 at 13:57
I did, but when I try to measure the angles between the leg and for example the floor I get the message "Objects are non coplanar" that is for the leg itself, the are lines i.e. 10x7.4 and 5.6x7.4 are OK. But the leg itself is non coplanar. I've tried converting it, but no luck so far. I'm using AutoCad 2017 for Mac and there is no FLATTEN option in it. When I explode the rectangle it still remains non coplanar, though in the properties of each line the Z positioning is 0.... Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote John Connor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23.Dec.2016 at 14:17
Your problem seems to be that you are attempting to do this in 3D.  FIRST, draw the legs, correctly, in 2D.  You can use the PressPull command to extrude them and then they can be rotated into their proper position.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote John Connor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23.Dec.2016 at 19:52
Table legs as 3D solids.  A front and side view.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote John Connor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23.Dec.2016 at 19:56
Here is what the legs look like in plan view.  The square circled in red representative of the top of each leg.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John Connor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27.Dec.2016 at 12:05
Well?  Time's up.  You should have finished by now unless you spent the holiday eating too much and playing games on your Xbox or Playstation hours on end.


Edited by John Connor - 27.Dec.2016 at 12:05
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sve87 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03.Feb.2017 at 21:34
Hey there, 
It has been a long time since I checked here. I hate excuses and apologies, but I had some health issues.
However, we did finish this project if I may call it that way.
Eventually, I managed to do the AutoCad drawing, the app did the angle degrees calculation for me, we trusted my lame skills and decided to cut.
This is what we came up with




Huge thanks to John Connor for the concern, all the help and guidance! I really appreciate it!
So this is officially my first AutoCad work of Art Big smile
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Looks very nice.  Thank you for sharing some images with us.
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