I'm looking for a stretch command that I can place on my tool pallete. I navically want it to allow me to select the command then do a crossing window that will select everything to stretch a certain distance. Like stretch everything right 2 inches. Any ideas?
That's kinds what I'm trying to do. It needs to go like "stretch" then you select the items "enter" then "d" for displacement then "0'-2", 0-0, 0-0". Then "enter". I figured there was someone out there savvy enough to help me with this.
The only way I know how to do this is to follow these steps:
1) Select objects
2) Make a block of the selection set
3) Insert the block with whatever scale you want in whatever direction(s).
4) Explode the insertion
5) Purge the temporary block definition
Since this involves several steps, this process can/should be programmed. The one I ended up writing allows the user to specify which axis or combination of axisesi (sp?) to be stretched (uh, scaled). I am sure there are limitations to the object types that can be used with this method (i.e. solid models) but it works for my purposes. Give it a shot manually and I think you'll be pleased with the results.