Is there a an option/ better method in the Sweep 1 rail tool I’m missing? This is just an example of a type of problem I run into quite often.
Using Sweep1 I have two surface edges (ChainEdges) and a curve I want to use as a cross section (fig.1):
The default result in this case I get is this result (fig.2). It doesn’t seem to matter if I flip the surfaces & curves, etc. (my guess is that Rhino is generating the resulting surface in the direction towards the centre of the bounding box of the rail curves?)
What if I’d like to get the result on the other side (fig.3)? To get this result I use the SplitEdge command on the surface edge at the base point of the cross section curve, and used the split edge as one of the rails:
What if I want the result on both sides? I used the right hand edge of the resulting swept surface from fig.3 above as a cross section curve and used the two original surface edges from fig.1:
It seems like there should be an option the tool for picking which side of the swept cross section curve the resulting surface is created on (forward, backwards, or both) and being able to preview the results. It’s a bit of a mystery to me in any given case as to which side resulting surface will be generated. Over time the mouse miles are adding up.
Did I miss something basic in the tool? Any thoughts on a faster workflow?