I’d like a couple of options added to the pipe command.
These are both available in some form as scripts, but I feel they would be better as native options…
1> a command to re-create the pipe centre lines.
I have a (Pascal?) script that will do this, but it won’t work in V6 or 7, so I have to do use it in V5.
The script needs the pipe to be exploded, and then has to be run on each segment to re-create the centre line of that individual segment, then all the curves need to be selected and joined.
It’s a bit of a drama to do this, but it’s far more drama to try to do it without the script.
I’d like an option that simply re-creates the centreline with no mucking about - within the pipe command, like “restore centreline”.
2> an option to choose to create square / rectangular pipes.
I’ve mentioned this before, to howls of derision, but I feel it’s simply a logical and useful option that many people besides myself would expect, and can see no reason why it shouldn’t be included.
I’ve been around long enough to remember the fight to include the ability to dimension entities in rhino, and all the negative claptrap and assertions that real modellers would have no truck with sissy drafting add-ons, and to go and dimension in another program etc etc, and we can see where that ended, so I’m not scared off by similar comments about not needing a square pipe option…
So I’m asking once again for this to please be included in the pipe options before the V7 release.