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GJ2982

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Mullein alignment on Curtain Wall
« on: March 12, 2014, 05:44:51 AM »
Hey there,
I am enjoying this software, so far everything is good except one issue that you may have a simple answer for.
I'm building a curtain wall for a 10 story building.  Most levels have different heights and width splines also vary, so I have created different RC objects for each level for this reason, however the mulleins are aligned in different locations in some places this is ok but on the main facade of the building this produces a different look when they need to appear in-line.  I have attached the screen grab.  I hope u can help!
Tim

Paul Roberts

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Re: Mullein alignment on Curtain Wall
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 09:13:32 AM »
Hi Tim,

Thanks for the kind words about RailClone, We're glad you're enjoying using it.

Depending on the specific situation for your building, this problem is easiest to solve if the splines share a common corner. The problem occurs because the lengths of the splines are different and by default RailClone will try to even out the distribution of evenly segments along the spline to make the spacing at the beginning and end equal. This mode is called Justify and it is on by default.

If you switch it off, RailClone will space Evenly segments the exact specified evenly distance along the spline, starting from the previous corner. This image illustrates the difference between having evenly on and off:



Because the corner vertex acts as a reset, a common vertex is necessary, but it may be possible to add vertices to the spline to force the evenly segments to reset and all start measuring again from the same point.

If you'd like me to look in more detail at your specific case it is often helpful to be able to see the RailClone objects, please feel free to upload a stripped scene (just the RC objects and splines would be fine) or send them to helpdesk@itoosoft.com if you prefer not to share them on the forum.

I hope that helps.

Many thanks,

Paul

« Last Edit: March 12, 2014, 09:17:23 AM by Paul Roberts »
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GJ2982

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Re: Mullein alignment on Curtain Wall
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 12:26:54 AM »
Thanks Paul, IL check it out   ;)