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RC as hypotenuse segment
« on: July 19, 2022, 01:46:21 PM »
Hi,
Is it possible to use A1S as hypotenuse segment, or its RC limitation?

It works perfect with regular segments but i would like to avoid messing with Composites

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Michal
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Re: RC as hypotenuse segment
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2022, 01:55:47 PM »
Here is example based on regular segment

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Re: RC as hypotenuse segment
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2022, 03:01:17 PM »
Hi!

Thanks for the question. It's possible, you just need to tell RailClone which generator in the chain you wish to use for the X Spline Length. You do it like this, using the name of the generator:



I hope that helps,
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Re: RC as hypotenuse segment
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2022, 03:09:51 PM »
So simple! Easier way is always hard to find
Thank you very much:)

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Re: RC as hypotenuse segment
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2022, 03:46:21 PM »
Paul
Something harder here:)
I put it into markers and have no idea from where is gap

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Re: RC as hypotenuse segment
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2022, 04:43:04 PM »
Please find attached a revised version. I've just tweaked the trig expressions and few other things a little bit.

Hope it helps.

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Re: RC as hypotenuse segment
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2022, 05:17:40 PM »
Works perfect
Thank you

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Re: RC as hypotenuse segment
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2022, 06:27:00 PM »
Paul
I didnt notice it before sorry for that.
What if spline isnt flat?

I have to make a lot of trusses so it seems to be importnant as well.
Only solutution which I can find is make A1S segment verical vithout slope fixing

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Re: RC as hypotenuse segment
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2022, 12:45:21 PM »
Is that solution working well enough? It might be possible to find the angle of the spline, but it could get quite complicated!

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Re: RC as hypotenuse segment
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2022, 12:52:01 PM »
I will see on complex object. It might be ok. If you say its complicated i dont even think about it.
Many thanks its much more better than compose mode ( less distortion in vertical mode

Many thanks
M