Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Equal points on a radius

Recommended Posts

I am trying to build a trellis around a pool with several different curves. Is there a tool, method, etc. to offset on a curve?

Share this post

Link to post

I think I'm not understanding your question - re equal points on a radius.

Have you tried the offset tool (Shift -)

Edited by bcd

Share this post

Link to post

Are you trying to get equal post spacing on a curve which is an offset of the pool perimeter (or some other curved shape)?

Assumes 2d in Top/Plan view:

If the perimeter is made of several curves, make sure segments have coincident end points, then select all of them and then Modify>Compose. This should result in a single polyline.

Use the Offset Tool to make it (or a copy of it) bigger if necessary to represent the post layout curve.

For post placement, draw a 2d square or circle or whatever is the post cross section. Select this object and the layout curve. Use the Duplicate Along a Path command with curve as Path. Set parameters for number of posts.

Or are you doing something else?

Good Luck!


Share this post

Link to post

Usually I use the offset tool but the outside of the trellis came up off quite a bit, ok but if you look closely, you can see it is off. I tried to use the 'Duplicate Along a Path' but I couldn't figure it out. When I open the 'Edit' tab, it does not light up. What am I missing?

Thanks for the tips, by the way.

Share this post

Link to post

Try tracing the perimeter of the pool using the polyline tool - Tangent Arc mode.

The resulting offset will also be an arc based polyline and you can view/edit the radii in the OIP.

Share this post

Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  


7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114


© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

  • Create New...