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How to draw intersecting coves on a panel?

Okay to draw the first cove, you lay it out with the curve tool, and then use the push / pull tool to push out the excess, but how do you do the same thing again but intersecting the first, say to model a raised panel?

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Use the Follow Me tool. It's the one right below the Push/Pull tool. Create your panel, make a component, open for editing, draw your curve. Then using the select tool and the shift key select each top edge of the panel and also select the tiny portion of the top panel that is between the top corner and the curve drawn. You want to make sure you have all the original top edge selected. Then click on the Follow Me tool and then click on the small area where you created the curve.

If I've explained that correctly, you should have a nice looking raised panel.

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Okay to draw the first cove, you lay it out with the curve tool, and then use the push / pull tool to push out the excess, but how do you do the same thing again but intersecting the first, say to model a raised panel?
I agree, the follow me tool is often the best way to do this. It is definitely the easiest. If you wanted to discover more ways to create angle cuts in complex moldings, check out this playlist of videos I made. They go over three different methods I've used.


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Use the Follow Me tool. It's the one right below the Push/Pull tool. Create your panel, make a component, open for editing, draw your curve. Then using the select tool and the shift key select each top edge of the panel and also select the tiny portion of the top panel that is between the top corner and the curve drawn. You want to make sure you have all the original top edge selected. Then click on the Follow Me tool and then click on the small area where you created the curve.

If I've explained that correctly, you should have a nice looking raised panel.
Hmmm. All the follow me tool seems to do is make the extrude one way for me VERY fast.. I want basically the same extrusion all the way around the object...

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Never mind. You guys clued me in to the right tool. Youtube showed me how to actually do it. I LIKE that follow me tool!

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Glad it worked for you. I remember when I was first trying to use the tool (with an illustrated tutorial) I couldn't get it to work either. I spent about an hour before I finally got it to work. Still don't know what I was doing wrong but it works for me now.

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follow-me might be great for a visual tool but for creating a profile for cutlist to extrapolate a component it really isn't that helpful. Boards and molding isn't made the way the follow-me tool draws (generally speaking).
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If you like the follow me tool you'll love the Profile Builder plugin.
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