I am using the 64-bit Windows version of Groboto and I have a question about how to use Groboto for boolean modeling. I believe that if someone can tell me the steps to create this fairly simple object, that I will be able to better grasp working in this program. Right now it's a bit of hit or miss for me.
I want to create something similar to this:
Here are the issues I am facing in Groboto:
How do I place and accurately rotate my five cylinders in Groboto?
I can manually place each cylinder, moving them by eye, but this is tedious at best. How can I, for example, duplicate the first cylinder in place and then rotate it a specific degree from a center that I set? For example, I could place a center cylinder and then a second cylinder on top. Duplicating the second cylinder, how would I rotate it about the center of the FIRST cylinder? And, in doing so, how could I do it to a specific degree so that all five outer cylinders are equally spaced?
How do I Boolean all five of my outer cylinders?
I can bring in a cylinder, set it to Outside Body and it works on one of the cylinders, but not on the others. Since the center cylinder is larger than the five outer ones and overlaps them, the boolean cylinder I bring in will cut the first outer cylinder, but leaves the larger, center cylinder uncut.
How do I "group" all my "positive" cylinders together so that any boolean I bring in will just cut them all?
I am sorry for my newbie questions, but I really want to learn how to use this program and I seem to be stumbling over the simplest of things. I tried to watch one of the tutorial videos, but the one I watched seemed to have a slightly different interface and the methods used to do this or that did not work the same in the Windows version I am using.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.