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Most suitable Radii in alignment Free entity.

Most suitable Radii in alignment Free entity.

It is a heavy headache when we have to find out what could be the best Radii value for a free entity when we add a free entity between 2 entities.

 

When I have to put a free curve (or free curve with spirals) between 2 fixed lines, generally I put a Radii value closely 0 and the I use the grip of the arc to move the Radii to my Radii.

 

But if both fixed entities (or a floating and fixed entity) are (or at least one of them) a arc, then is very complicated to find out a suitable Radii, you always get a "No solution" in the command line... but WHY Civil 3D doesn´t offer us in the command line the minimum and maximum Radii possible for that scenario?

 

I am fed up with this NO SOLUTION...........

 

I would like  something like "Free entity Radii solver" tool, for example.

3 Comments
joantopo
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And most of the cases, the reason to not have a Radii solution is this:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/autocad-civil-3d-ideas/take-into-account-the-reverse-direction-in-fixe...

 

Why not then a "general setting" in C3D software to enable/disable that behaviour?

 

joantopo
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I mean... other softwares recommends /suggests a suitable value whereas in Civil 3D is always : NO SOLUTION. (ok, there is no solution with the typed value but why not the software suggests to me another value in the rang where there is solution?

 

joantopo
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Actually, this "hybrid free entity" would be "floating (from entity end) " in one side, and "floating (from entity)" in the opposite side.

 

 

Right now, a free entity is a "floating(from entity)" in both sides but it doesn´t have pass-through points.

 

 

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