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Vectorworks 2022 Extrude Along Path?


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I recall being able to add a 2D locus point to define the point of an object so that point aligns to the path selected for the extrude along path operation. Has this changed in Vectorworks 2022? I can't make it work. Vectorworks keeps deselecting the locus point. How is it done now? 

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What I often do, depending on the context, is make sure the path object is a NURBS Curve then place a Working Plane at the end of the path (it will automatically be positioned perpendicularly to the NURBS) then place the profile object on the Working Plane, positioned precisely where I want it relative to the path. Then when you run the EAP command the resultant EAP will be exactly where you want it + you don't have to go back in + edit the profile to reposition it

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6 hours ago, Tom W. said:

What I often do, depending on the context, is make sure the path object is a NURBS Curve then place a Working Plane at the end of the path (it will automatically be positioned perpendicularly to the NURBS) then place the profile object on the Working Plane, positioned precisely where I want it relative to the path. Then when you run the EAP command the resultant EAP will be exactly where you want it + you don't have to go back in + edit the profile to reposition it

Tom, I don't think this is what I am looking for. I tried it a few times without getting the results I am looking for. I want to be able to define a point on the profile as the origin of the extrude. So far all I can do is make the extrusion happen relative to the center of the profile.

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Create NURBS path + place working plane on end:

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Place profile on working plane at desired position relative to path:

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Run command. EAP is where you want it. No need to edit profile:

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Not appropriate to all contexts I know

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