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TL1895

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Fencing Posts at Corners
« on: April 03, 2011, 05:00:59 PM »
Hello,

I made an "L" shaped lattice wall and the corner post is rotated 45 degrees.
How can I make it be straight, like the other posts?

Thank you!

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Re: Fencing Posts at Corners
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 06:22:26 PM »

You must uncheck "Align to path" in Geometry->Construction Rules->Corner. Also, the "Bend" checkbox must be off in the Segment's properties.

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Re: Fencing Posts at Corners
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 06:04:17 AM »
Thank you, seemed to do the trick.  Such a Great Tool!

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Re: Fencing Posts at Corners
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 02:24:12 AM »
I am still getting messed up corners on simple spline created in max2013 x64
every time I make a RailClonePro from the library, it defaults to the corners being screwed up and it takes a lot of
messing about to sometime get the corners 90 degrees.  Can I set up a default somewhere, instead of the current initial setup?

edit: Oh yeah, I am specifically mentioning the guard rail presets (but most of them seem to do this.)

Overall it's great, bur really frustrating to have to ask support forum how to do something so simple.

Thanks in advance : )
« Last Edit: March 15, 2013, 02:30:58 AM by TL1895 »

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Re: Fencing Posts at Corners
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 09:34:16 AM »

Sorry, i don't understand what is the problem exactly:

a) Are some of the library styles wrong ?
b) If you select a style from the library, and next create a custom RC... does it use the corner settings from the previous style ?

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Re: Fencing Posts at Corners
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 06:05:01 PM »
Sorry for the delay...been swamped.
Anyway, here is an image that should describe the issue better than I can type... :P

I used the default for curtain wall on a simple "L" shaped spline (with "corner" style vertices.)
And the image shows the default, and then unchecking "bend" and finally changing rotation by 45 degree increments.

It will rotate the post okay, but then it's placement is screwed up.  All this after ten minutes I still have an unuaseable geometry, it just seems ,IMO, it shouldn't require a lot of fussing to get a square, un-rotated corner, right out of the box, no?

Thanks again,
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Re: Fencing Posts at Corners
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 06:22:57 PM »
Actually, there is another issue with the default i am curious about...
See attached please...I am wondering why it defaults to place geometry beyond the paths endpoint?
is there a quick way I can make it not do that, ever?  Thanks again
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Re: Fencing Posts at Corners
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 10:05:45 PM »

In this specific model i think that both solutions would be correct. The no-bend option is suitable for 90 degree corners, but for other angles a bended piece would fit better, as shown in the image.

To get a square corner, you can make the following changes:

- Turn off Bend for the Corner segment
- Set Geometry->Corner Rule->Fillet to 0º
- Uncheck Geometry->Corner Rule->Align to Path

It is not necessary to make these changes every time. You can create a custom model, and save it in the Library. The procedure is described here:

http://www.itoosoft.com/railclone2/reference/library_editor.php (in this case for RC2, but the procedure is the same)

About the endpoint issue, this is caused because the corner piece is used also for the Start and End rules, and its Pivot is centered. In RC2 this problem may be easily solved, setting the Alignment in the X axis to "Automatic". For RC1, would be necessary to create separated segments for Start/End, using different alignments.


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Re: Fencing Posts at Corners
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 10:20:09 PM »
Hi Carlos,

Thanks for your answers...I will update to latest before more tests...
All the best