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Steps2Light
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How to Manipulate an object and still keep its Area?

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02-05-2013 03:12 PM

Is there a command where I can stretch an object and keep its Area. Like a baseball when hit turns into an oval however keeps its same mass.

 

Not like the Stretch command that infinitely stretchs an object.

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imadhabash
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Re: How to Manipulate an object and still keep its Area?

02-05-2013 09:35 PM in reply to: Steps2Light

Salam,

 

Try in PARAMETRIC tab .

Please mark this as the solution if it resolves your issue.Kudos gladly accepted. ⇘
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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: How to Manipulate an object and still keep its Area?

02-05-2013 11:52 PM in reply to: Steps2Light

Hi,

 

Sorry no, you can't (with AutoCAD), especially the situation with the ball means you have to convert a circle to a ellipse (and even that is not true).

A similar question was >>>here<<<, it's no solution but hopefully a food for thought.

 

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Steps2Light
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Re: How to Manipulate an object and still keep its Area?

02-07-2013 02:11 PM in reply to: imadhabash

Parametric is an unknown command

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Message 5 of 7 (144 Views)

Re: How to Manipulate an object and still keep its Area?

02-07-2013 06:46 PM in reply to: Steps2Light

Hi,

 

>> Parametric is an unknown command

I guess you have a ribbon called "Parametric", plus: >>>overview from the help<<<

 

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3wood
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Re: How to Manipulate an object and still keep its Area?

02-11-2013 06:36 PM in reply to: Steps2Light

One of the solution I can imagine is a routine/procedure which scales the streched/transformed object to its original area.

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JGerth
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Registered: ‎12-05-2005
Message 7 of 7 (97 Views)

Re: How to Manipulate an object and still keep its Area?

02-12-2013 01:01 PM in reply to: 3wood

well, maybe.  just keep in mind that AREA is not a property, it's a result of the object dimensions and geometry.

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