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PixelWindChill

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Slide position of entire rc on the spline?
« on: June 27, 2014, 06:22:24 PM »
I sort of saw this question in the pro version form but did not really see a clear answer. Since we have 5 user license I don't have the info to register in the pro form to post there so I will give it a shot here..

So we basically created a Linear 1S generator and built a simple pole and wire segment and put it along a spline. Wires seg are going into Default, pole seg is going into Evenly. (works great)

 My question: Is there a way to slide the entire generator up and down the spline. Problem we have is that the poles are ending up in a middle of a intersection. Our spacing Distance needs to be specific so we can't just adjust that under the Evenly category. Adjusting the end of the spline does seem to move the generator but segments snap on and off adjusting to the length.

We are pretty new to RC so I know this is probably really simple answer, I am just not seeing it or reading it or really know what to ask when searching.

Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks
Chris

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Re: Slide position of entire rc on the spline?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 07:56:21 PM »
Hi Chris,

Thanks for contacting us and for the kind words.

You should be able to slide the geometry along the spline by using the start value from the Base objects rollout.

  • First, stop the poles from "popping" by going to the Generator's Properties > Rules > Evenly and turn Off Justify.
     
  • Actually this may be enough, you can move the end of the spline now without getting the snapping you describe. However if you want to leave the spline untouched and just move the start point then go to the Modify panel and in the Base Object Rollout, select the spline and turn off Full Length. You can now slide the geometry along the spline by increasing the Start value


I hope that helps, if you have any other questions, please let me know.

Thanks!

Paul
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PixelWindChill

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Re: Slide position of entire rc on the spline?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 08:05:17 PM »
Worked perfectly - actually both ways fixed the problem but not messing with the spline is the way to go. Ya know, I am always one radio button away from a solution ;) Thanks again!