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Posted by  CJ Shumate on December 11, 1998 at 09:54:30:

In Reply to:  Duplicate Mitered posted by Ronald de Blouw on December 11, 1998 at 08:28:13:

Hello Ronald,


The Duplicate Mitered fuction is just a little trickier than Duplicate Circular because the Duplicate Mitered command is more restrictive as to where the center of rotation can be than the Duplicate Circular command. To do a mitered duplication, one of the arms of the crosshair must pass through the object. If neither of the arms pass through the object, the command will not work.

This can best explained with a couple of diagrams. The diagrams below represent an object and crosshair from a plan view.



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Placing the center of rotation relative to an object, as shown by the crosshair above, for a Duplicate Mitered command will work, because one of the arms of the crosshair passes through the object.



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Executing a Duplicate Mitered with the crosshair positioned relative to an object as shown above will not work, because neither of the arms of the crosshair pass through the object.

The result of a Duplicate Mitered operation are several objects rotated about a center point, each mitered to the other. With the DesignWorkshop Lathe Machine, you can get visually the same effect, but with a single object! The lathe machine can create solid 3D forms from 2D polylines by spinning the polyline about a center point, thereby creating a solid 3D form. Please take a look at the DesignWorkshop Lathe Machine by following the link below:


DesignWorkshop Lathe Machine

I hope this clears things up for you and gives you access to a very powerful feature in DesignWorkshop.


Please let us know whenever you have further questions.


Thanks,


CJ Shumate

support@artifice.com


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