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Kevin McAllister

Duplicate Along Path 2.0

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It would be great if Duplicate Along Path could be updated to have a history much like Extrude Along Path. Then you could go back later and edit the path, the duplicated object, spacing etc.

 

Inspired by this thread - 

 

Thanks,

 

Kevin

 

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I agree - but would rather have dynamic output - much like the mirror tool and how it shows you what it is going to do before committing 

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6 minutes ago, Andrew Davies said:

I agree - but would rather have dynamic output - much like the mirror tool and how it shows you what it is going to do before committing 

 

Doesn't it already have dynamic output? I use its preview function all the time. I wouldn't change how it works, just make it have a memory so that you can adjust it later.

 

Kevin

 

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Yikes - sorry - forgot it had that.

 

However - I have always thought it would be great if you can edit the path and the object to be duplicated whilst the dialogue box is live so you can see final results before clicking ok.

 

Similar to the way the array command works in AutoCAD.

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This is more along the lines of what I was thinking.  Model on a PIO like the Rope & Stanchion Tool.

That will allow editing of paths and output to a report.

 

Thank you Kevin for creating the Request !!!

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On 9/29/2018 at 9:35 AM, Christian Sanders said:

You could try the repetitive unit tool. It allows you to reshape the path retrospectively.

That's a nice tool!  I found it in the workspace editor - but which tool set is it in normally?

 

I have never come across it before!   I am going to give it a try for creating seating layouts - could be useful.

 

Also - the option to use "Symbol Pitch" - do you know how that works?  I assume it set per symbol.  If so - how do I modify it?

 

Thanks!

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Thanks Gadzooks and Christian - really appreciate that.

 

I am indeed on 2019 - is this a new tool for 2019 or has it been under my nose all this time?!

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(I feel like Arthur Negus - sorry non U.K. readers - Negus was a celebrated antiques expert, OBE and British television personality and antiques expert, specialising in furniture) Source https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Negus

 

Its been around for a while. Here's 2016

http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2016/eng/index.htm#t=VW2016_Guide%2FDetails1%2FCreating_Repetitive_Unit_Details.htm&rhsearch=Repetitive unit&rhhlterm=Repetitive unit&rhsyns=

 

Not sure how much earlier this tool goes back. (Others may know) Suffice to say VW doesn't change much. 

 

Pretty much duplicated/replaced by line type. Nevertheless useful and good to have a play with. May provide you with a very useful/flexible way to produce your seating.  

 

Have fun. 

 

(Possibly see you on 2nd)

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It appears the tool is restricted to the Architect product. I'd sure be interested in having it as part of the Spotlight package as well.

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9 hours ago, mjm said:

It appears the tool is restricted to the Architect product.

 

Yes - Designer, Architect and Landmark. Not Fundamentals, Spotlight, Braceworks☹️(According to the feature matrix)

 

Would be interesting to sit-in on the product meetings and see the criteria used to choose how the various features are distributed within the VW Products. 

 

I recall someone suggesting a 'pay per feature' perhaps be adopted to strengthen individual products with the missing features if required by the user. However, VW has a knack of providing similar functions in other ways and usually there's a work around. 

 

 

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I gave the Repeat Along Path tool a try.


it is seems more a glorified Duplicate along path then a true PIO tool.

 

I would not consider it a replacement, though it can be useful.

 

 

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