Hi McNeel team,
I’ve been using the Box-3pt command a lot more lately and I’ve noticed an odd/annoying behaviour with it. Rather than using the active c-plane to determine the ‘Height’ of the box (like the other box commands) it seems to create it’s own plane using the 3 points used to define the base rectangle. The problem with this is that the inferred plane is flipped depending on which direction you draw the points (ie clockwise or counter-clockwise). So a ‘height’ of positive x sometimes goes in the wrong direction. What’s more annoying, is that while the other box commands allow you to enter a number and then click on screen to define the direction, Box-3pt doesn’t have this option and is limited to extruding in the direction defined by the inferred plane.
Is this how the tool was intended to behave? Given the prompt is “height”, and the behaviour of the other options, this seems like a bug to me and the tool should be able to extrude a box upwards, regardless of if the base rectangle was constructed CW or CCW.
This is not a new issue either. Was first raised here:
Although I don’t think they got as far as working out the cause of the odd behaviour.
Thanks, look forward to getting this one resolved.