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MikahB
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"Permanently" Attach CV's?

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06-26-2013 10:06 AM

If I generate 4 curves with coincident CV's at the corners to create a square surface, is there any way to tell the end CV's of any two curves to stay connected?  I know I can select both CV's to move them together, but when trying to Move/Rotate one of the curves, I have to manually go re-attach the corner CV's.  Not a big deal if that's the workflow, just feels like I might be missing something obvious.

Mikah Barnett
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ravenzep
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Re: "Permanently" Attach CV's?

06-26-2013 03:19 PM in reply to: MikahB

GROUP it.... do what you want. UNGROUP.

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MikahB
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Re: "Permanently" Attach CV's?

06-27-2013 06:48 AM in reply to: ravenzep

Thanks for the tip, but GROUP will not work with CV's.  I did use grouping when moving/rotating the whole "square" surface, but as I'm making edits (for example - twisting one edge relative to the others) the corners always fall apart.  No biggie, though - I can use the change-then-re-attach workflow.  I'm just used to Inventor where once I tell two points to be coincident, they stay that way until I tell them to let go!

Mikah Barnett
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ravenzep
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Re: "Permanently" Attach CV's?

06-27-2013 08:06 AM in reply to: MikahB

Yeah, group is for what you mention.

Anyway, inventor and alias are different animals, as i am sure you know. Alias is a surfacer and inventor is not.

Forget all you learnt about inventor, when you are inside of alias, lol.

It is a joke, and is true too.

 

Good luck

 

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MikahB
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Re: "Permanently" Attach CV's?

06-27-2013 12:09 PM in reply to: ravenzep
So true! Inventor & Alias are similar right up until the end of the install process, then they diverge rapidly. :smileyhappy:
Mikah Barnett
All Angles Design
Product Design Suite Ultimate 2014
Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.5GHz
32GB DDR3-2400 RAM
GeForce GTX 670 4GB
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MikahB
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Re: "Permanently" Attach CV's?

08-02-2013 02:02 PM in reply to: MikahB

Real quick follow-up on this - I have found that the Align tool with G0 - Position does a nice job of persistently keeping the end of one CV or EP curve attached to the end of another.  Has simplified my life a lot!!

Mikah Barnett
All Angles Design
Product Design Suite Ultimate 2014
Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.5GHz
32GB DDR3-2400 RAM
GeForce GTX 670 4GB
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