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Kiersten
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Stretch horiz. and vert. from corner point

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12-06-2005 01:48 PM
I hope I can explain this. I've created a block (1 unit wide x 1 unit tall) where I can stretch it either horizontally OR vertically and create any combination of units wide and tall. BUT, I'd like to just pull at a corner point and increase it horizontally AND vertically at the same time, again, being able to create any combination of units wide and tall (NOTE: the width and height are not the same distance and I'm controlling them incrementally, by their width or height distance). Also, if I stretch it to the left or down, the grip points stay at the original base point, rather than "sticking" to the endpoints of the square. Is there anyway to adjust that? I've attached my block with what I have so far, if anyone's willing to take a look. I'm at my wit's end.
*Brian Winterscheidt
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Re: Stretch horiz. and vert. from corner point

12-07-2005 09:50 AM in reply to: Kiersten
Kiersten wrote:
> I hope I can explain this. I've created a block (1 unit wide x 1 unit tall) where I can stretch it either horizontally OR vertically and create any combination of units wide and tall. BUT, I'd like to just pull at a corner point and increase it horizontally AND vertically at the same time, again, being able to create any combination of units wide and tall (NOTE: the width and height are not the same distance and I'm controlling them incrementally, by their width or height distance). A
> lso, if I stretch it to the left or down, the grip points stay at the original base point, rather than "sticking" to the endpoints of the square. Is there anyway to adjust that? I've attached my block with what I have so far, if anyone's willing to take a look. I'm at my wit's end.

Is this what you are trying to accomplish? This was done using the XY
Stretch Box Set, which includes an XY Parameter, and four stretch actions.

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Brian Winterscheidt
LWPB Architects & Planners, P.C.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Kiersten
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Registered: ‎09-03-2003
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Re: Stretch horiz. and vert. from corner point

12-07-2005 11:11 AM in reply to: Kiersten
It is indeed! I had tried the XY Parameter earlier, but couldn't get that to work either. Apparently, when I picked my stretch box, I crossed thru the full length of the width or length - not just the corner, as it looks like you've done. I'm still a little confused that it works this way... but at least it works. THANK YOU!!
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JohnCP
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Registered: ‎12-01-2005
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Re: Stretch horiz. and vert. from corner point

12-13-2005 09:07 AM in reply to: Kiersten
Your files helped me as I was trying to do something similar with a symbo. (thanks!). The difference being I wanted the insertion point to be centered on one of the surfaces and remain that way as the object is re-sized. After some fiddleing and puzzleing here is the result (see "rect" block. I needed 3 extra stretch actions to control the insertion point. Hope it helps someone.
-john
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