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*Neil Munro
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Split Issue

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06-30-2009 03:03 PM
The attached video shows an issue with push/pull of split faces. A closed
split refuses to be adjusted with push/pull or move, the entire face is
affected. Is there a trick I'm missing?

Love the gesture based commands!

http://screencast.com/t/1g6xYzpg
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Re: Split Issue

06-30-2009 03:16 PM in reply to: *Neil Munro
Yes, you are correct. This is a limitation of the current push/pull functionality. It is a high priority issue for us to fix.

Just as additional information, you can use Extrude or Revolve, however, to convert a split planar face into 3D geometry (unfortunately, it won't work in this particular case).

Jeff Strater (Fusion development)
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Re: Split Issue

07-24-2009 03:01 AM in reply to: *Neil Munro
Extrude works well....How does it differ from push/pull?
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Re: Split Issue

07-24-2009 08:18 AM in reply to: *Neil Munro
Good question. The main difference between Push/Pull (or Offset) and Extrude is in the handling of non-planar geometry. Extrude won't work at all on a cylindrical or spline face which has been split, while (if it worked at all), Offset would allow you to select a split portion of, say, a cylinder, and offset it, resulting in the introduction of side faces, and an offset of the split portion of the cylinder (that is, with a larger radius). See attached picture
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Re: Split Issue

07-24-2009 10:28 PM in reply to: *Neil Munro
AAAAhhhh.... Thanks, will we be able to specify that the "side faces" of offset are geometrically normal to the surface from which they extend?
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Re: Split Issue

07-25-2009 11:31 AM in reply to: *Neil Munro
We haven't yet gotten to that level of detail in our plans, to be honest. But, this is very valuable feedback - I assume that you would like the ability to control the shape of the side faces? Normal to surface is one option - are there other options that you would also find useful?

Thanks,

Jeff Strater (Fusion development team)
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Re: Split Issue

07-25-2009 08:30 PM in reply to: *Neil Munro
To give that option a bit more depth, we might specify the angle of the side wall relitively to the surface (point) from which it extends. This may get complex and create conflict as surfaces extend outwards so a warning dialouge may be needed to inform user, or it may only allow the user to offset by a limited amount.

Square or triangular (or other) offset may allow to set a different angle for each side face.

Offset might also include a twist option or an arc option.

or maybe an "offset too" option.

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