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Richard Birket

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Offset railclone object
« on: November 14, 2011, 06:31:30 PM »
I have a 4500mm long facade panel that I am using RC to copy around a facade.
I need the first floor facade to be offset by 1500mm and the second floor to be offset by 3000mm and then the third floor is the same as the ground floor.

How do I achieve this?

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Re: Offset railclone object
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 07:06:44 PM »

What about using different Segments for each floor, one of 1500mm and other of 3000mm ?

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Re: Offset railclone object
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 07:37:08 PM »
Yes - I am using different splines for each fllor, for example, ground floor is 'perimeter_00', 1st floor is 'perimeter_01' etc.

I'm just not sure how I offset the segment along the line.

EDIT: It seems you can offset along the world y and z axes, but not offset along the spline! How else would I achieve this offset per RC object? It is quite fundamental to me using this construction method for this project.
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Re: Offset railclone object
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 08:13:49 PM »

Sorry, my fault. I didn't understand well the question, i though the pieces should be different.

If you are using Bevels, the easiest way would be to use Corner->Bevel->Offset.

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Re: Offset railclone object
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 08:18:02 PM »
Mmm. I'd rather be able to type in an offset distance as this is all based on a building's structural grid. Can an offset be implemented to a new beta quickly, or is that a tricky thing to do? It does seem quite a common/useful feature to have.
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Re: Offset railclone object
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 08:44:25 PM »

Yes, a X offset in absolute units would be a useful feature (i add it to the wishlist). Unfortunately, at this moment it is not possible to release a quick beta. We are now redesigning the plugin, adding drastic changes to the core. The next beta will take some time yet.

Anyways, the percentage of the Bevel's Offset is based on the size of the Default Segment, not in the spline. So, if you use the same piece for all the structure, that should not be a problem.

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