@brian@pascal - I know this is a biggie, but this represents a huge increase to productivity.
The video explains:
why this is needed
using _Flow as a workaround
why _Flow isn’t ideal
We’d like to substitute geometry (point, line, planar srf) when a commmand asks for one, two or thee physical reference locations. For example, Copy asks for two single point locations (from and to). You would be able to substitute one or two ref point objects, then have history trigger if the ref obj moves.
I realize there are a lot of commands. These are highest on my wish list:
Single point location/Point Obj
2 point locations/Line Obj
3 point locations/PlanarSrf
_Orient3D (with scaling)
I’d love to have _Copy(_Point, _Point), _Orient(_Line), _Mirror(_Line) as well, but will happily get by using a plane with _Orient3D and _Mirror _3point.
We spend all day putting stones into space, and then mating objects (prongs, cutters, bezels, etc) to them. Blocks can only take you so far, because the mating objects do not scale uniformly with the stones.
Hello - yeah, I’ve asked for this too in Revolve. BTW, it does work in Loft if you just select a point object at either end of the loft and not the Point option, which sends you off to pick a location, not an object.
But yes, there are a number of commands where it might make sense to pick objects that can be manipulated for Historical reasons…
There’s definitely more commands that I would like it on, but I prioritized the big ones that have clunky or no workarounds. Like Orient3pt is #1 with a bullet. Having mating points with independent control over scaling is huge.
Mirror and rotate are tied for second, and array polar is third.
Hi Eric - the goal then is to be able to move that reference geometry (plane) , either with or without the mirrored objects and get an update, correct? I can see that… let me think for a minute about whether that is part of Mirror or ought to be separate - it would be quite different. RH-65165 Mirror- reference geometry for use with History