Hi. Thank you for each of your responses. Each of these are good ideas; I am hoping to find something that is more deterministic Let me explain. Let me start with more screenshots:
Here is the front:
Here is the side:
And here is the perspective:
(If you are wondering why did I layout my topology like this? Because, I have heard or read that it is best to layout topology, as it is constructed in read-life. As example, B1 and B2 represents how that specific panel bends and warps. It has the weird curvature at the very beginning - points 1 and 2. [it’s an A330 btw].)
Anyway let me respond to each:
Daniel Piker: Your suggestion is what I was looking for, but curve A1 (or A2) will not snap to B1 as I Extend. I have set my snap options to “Near”, hoping that it would snap to B1 as I move the end point vertically. However, it does not recognize B1 as a boundary.
I have tried this approach, and it does work. Problem is: I want to get away from creating intermediate surfaces or curves as much as practical.
Pascal Golay: I have tried this approach too. And this works too. Problem is: I can never know for certain whether my point lands on one line or the other. Here is example:
Here, I am in Top view and I drop a point at Apparent Intersection of B1 and A2.
In this example, the point falls onto A2, which is what I do not want.
(I need the point to fall on B1, so that I can snap the end of A2 to the point on B1).
Also, I know what you are saying about the points on the red curves not being placed well nor consistent. Plus, they result in bad surface. I was wondering about that too, and have additional questions about it. Can we tackle that subject separately?
Basically, is there something like Connect, but Connect will latch onto B1 AND the vertical curve retains vertical “ness” (they have to remain vertical,because they represent stringers…and I need them vertical, so that I can compare and contrast curvature from photos and line drawings). I know that A2 will lose some of its curvature when I “connect”, but I can fix the curvature, but I need topology to remain constant.
Am I explaining it well/correctly? (I am a computer software developer - not Engineer) ? Is it possible? Thank you for reading and any thoughts or ideas?
Is there a script that might help out? Am I just not using “Connect” correctly?
Again, thank you for your time and reading all of this.
Also, here is updated 3DM: Q20200801A.3dm (55.1 KB)