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LeeElston

Extrude along path

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Can we have a facility to identify which point on the profile is the origin for the extrusion.. At the moment it uses the centre point of the profile (unless I am missing a setting somewhere...)

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In the view that you show, you can move the profile relative to the origin to set the profile exactly as you wish. For instance if the profile that you show represented floor moulding, you would move the polygon so that the bottom left corner aligned with the local origin (0,0)

Hope this helps...

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Frank, Thanks but I appreciate you can move it once in position but I want to know if you can set the origin first... I am adding skirtings and there are lots of sections and I have to reposition each one individually after its been inserted, when if I could set the origin in the profile then copy it, it would save a lot of operations...

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You're not missing anything. It would be such a huge time-saver if you could specify the origin before completing the command.

 

Of course you can use the Fix Profile, but this requires you to actually line up the 2 objects in the correct orientation which is often tricky....

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26 minutes ago, markdd said:

You're not missing anything. It would be such a huge time-saver if you could specify the origin before completing the command.

 

Of course you can use the Fix Profile, but this requires you to actually line up the 2 objects in the correct orientation which is often tricky....

Mark is correct. I would say setting up fix profile and getting everything aligned first is more work then adjusting the profile after running the command. 

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did you try the mouldings plugin instead?  You can set the origin, invert and flip etc.

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32 minutes ago, grant_PD said:

did you try the mouldings plugin instead?  You can set the origin, invert and flip etc.

I don't know about the Mouldings plug-in. Is that an Architect specific tool?

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Extrude Along path uses the center of the object. I usually draw the 9th and then offset by the width divided by two. Or the Moulding PIO.

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