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francis.marcoux@ipexna.com - 7/6/2018 3:07:39 PM
   
Copy Along / tangency
I have a 2D spline. I've created a rectangle tangent to the spline. Now want to copy the rectangle along the spline while maintaining the tangency. Is there a function for that ?

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Francis Marcoux
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Hans_Winkler - 7/7/2018 10:06:18 PM
   
RE:Copy Along / tangency
Francis,
you can use
Create>Solid Feature>Patterns>Curve/Edge to do this, however you wil have to make a solid face from your rectangle, because the function only works with solids or sheet bodies. Then extract the wires from the sheet bodies and you should have what you want.
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hpmachining - 8/15/2018 1:51:43 PM
   
RE:Copy Along / tangency
You can also create tangent vectors on the spline where you want to copy the rectangle to with Create->Vectors->Tangent to Curve.  Then use Transform->Old-New->Full Copy, Use the tangent point of the rectangle as the base position and the endpoint of the tangent line as the first direction point. Just hit [ENTER] for the second direction point. Then use the ends of the vectors for your new position and direction.

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