I think I’ve seen this before, but I can’t find it - I want to attach an existing profile curve to a surface edge. How can I simply pick a profile, and align the profile to the angle of the surface? (rotate, perpendicular, tangent etc).
I often use Sweep1 profile curves to edges, like on car body parts, which can have very arbitrary angles. The profiles may lay elsewhere, in any orientation. So I would like to just pick an existing curve and have it aligned to the surface edges.
Is there any such a command in native Rhino or did I see it in a plug-in…
Dirty trick - too slow
My home made dirty trick - which is way too complex and time consuming - is to build a “frame” at both the profile curve and the surface edge with straight aligned lines
(perp etc), and then use Orient3Pt on the “frames”.
But, there must be a quicker and dirtier trick, no? See pictures :
Fig. 1: I want to do this (pick from A and place at B, aligned to the surface edge :
Fig. 2: My very complex method to align the profile (the yellow selected lines makes Orient3Pt useful here ) :
Hopefully there’s a better & quicker way.