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3d align command in Rhino 3D?

Alexa

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Please help! Does anyone know if there is a command in Rhino that aligns objects like it does in autocad's "align" command? I basically want to scale something and align it to a curve on a different cplane.
 

sjaeger

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Hi Alexa, I don't use Autocad so I don't know what it's "align" command does exactly. But: did you try TRANSFORM > ARRAY > ALONG CURVE in Rhino?
 

Alexa

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Thank you, but that doesn't really seem to work, although I maybe using the command incorrectly.

You actually inspired me to investigate other transformation tools, and I tried TRANSFORM>ORIENT>2 POINTS which allowed me to move my obect to the right cplane. I still need to scale it, but it saves me using the rotate command twice!

I still need to know a better way to do this! Its not efficient enough! :confused:
 

sjaeger

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Hi Alexa, somehow my last response got lost in cyberspace :mad:
In short: I would use the rhino plugin Grasshopper (Grasshopper - generative modeling for Rhino) to align, scale and create arrays altogether. It's a bit hard to grasp in the beginning but very useful.
Otherwise a screenshot would be helpful to illustrate your problem.
 

Alexa

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Thank you for your advice. I'll try grasshopper next time. It doesn't seem very hard to use... Or is that just wishful thinking? :rolleyes:
 

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