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Peter Telleman

bending a solid

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Hi all,


I've made a solid in a straight line (just because it was easier to get the bolts and such in), and now I wouls like to bend it along a circle (or arc, doesn't matter). Is there a way to do this??


thanks a million.

bending attempt.vwx

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Unfortunately, there is no super easy way to do this in VW.


You can use the Deform Tool in the Bend mode to make the band match the Extrude, but the bolts won't move with it when you bend it.


Zoom close in on bend shape and draw a line across the bent bar using the edged of the holes as a guide to get the angle of the hole. Use that angle to Rotate each fastener/assembly to the correct angle and then move into place. The Move By Points tool is a good way to do the move. you just need to make sure you zoom in or use the Snap Loupe to get the correct points.


A move and rotate to perpendicular tool would be a nice wish to request.


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