Dupborder command


#1

Is anyone else have trouble with the duplicate border command on a ploysurfaces? Seems to work on surfaces but not polysurfaces


(David Cockey) #2

Works for me.

Is the polysurface closed, like the surface of a solid? If so there are no border curves/lines to duplicate. Border curves/lines are naked edges.

You can check for naked edges with ShowEdges.

Compare the results of DupBorder with DupFaceBorder and DupEdge.


#3

Huh still doesn’t work for me. Could you try this file. It’s closed polysurface.


#5

Sorry just re-read your post. I see now dupborder doesn’t work on closed polysurface.


#6

Here is how I would have thought it worked.

DupEdge- Duplicates selected edges surface or selected edge within a polysurface

DupFaceBorder-Would duplicated all edges of selected surface or selected surface within a polysurface.

DupBorder- Would duplicated all edges of (naked or not) of a surface or polysurface.

Maybe all edges should be an option?

Even the help file doesn’t stipulate that it’s just the naked edges on polysurfaces.


#7

you can just drag a window around the complete object with dupedge, same result,…


#8

Yes I know but sometimes if I there is a bunch of stuff overlapping it’s just easier to pick the polysurface instead of trying to isolate a view were I don’t get edges I don’t want from other surfaces.


#9

will be a combination of dupedge and intersectcrv then, and a headache, yep, lots of headaches,…


#10

If you turn your isocurve display off, you might use ! _ExtractWireframe to duplicate all borders, joined or naked. Eg. using a button macro:

! _Select _Pause _-Properties _Object _ShowIsocurves _No _EnterEnd _ExtractWireframe 

c.


#11

Yeah that will work. Thanks


(Margaret Becker) #12

I shall fix that. Thanks.