Face and Shape of Specific Area

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Face and Shape of Specific Area

Postby Ben Ritter » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:07 pm

Is there a way to create a face with a specific area? I'd like to draw circles or polygons with a specific area.

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Re: Face and Shape of Specific Area

Postby TIG » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:17 pm

https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?p ... scale_face

Draw a the desired face shape [it can be any size], select that face and then activate the tool.
The face's initial area is reported in a dialog, type in the desired target area, then OK - the face is then rescaled to have the desired target area...
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Re: Face and Shape of Specific Area

Postby Ben Ritter » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:41 pm

TIG, thanks so much.
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Re: Face and Shape of Specific Area

Postby Ben Ritter » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:49 pm

TIG, tried it and it doesn't scale properly. Working in sq. ft. units.

Thanks. Ben
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Re: Face and Shape of Specific Area

Postby TIG » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:50 pm

Bum !
I'll look at it asap...
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Re: Face and Shape of Specific Area

Postby TIG » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:55 pm

I just checked it out... and in m² and ft² it works just fine for me ??

What units/precision do you have set for your Model Info > Units > Area ?

Can you attach a simple SKP that's causing you issues ?
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Re: Face and Shape of Specific Area

Postby Ben Ritter » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:04 pm

Architectural Units, accuracy at 1/16".

Attached is the file. Original circle about 78sf. Larger Circle was supposed to be 100 sf.
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Re: Face and Shape of Specific Area

Postby Ben Ritter » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:05 pm

Perhaps it's the way the units are entered?
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Re: Face and Shape of Specific Area

Postby TIG » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:26 pm

When I try your SKP I get the wrong result too !
When I test it myself it was OK...

BUT now if I test it with a circle around the face it does scale oddly.

If I explode the circle first it works OK...
So something is adrift...

It's because the scaling transformation affects the face's vertices, and when it's a simple outline they get process individually, but when it's a circle they get processed repeatedly and so the scaling is then way off !

Leave it with me for a while why I invent another transformation method !!
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Re: Face and Shape of Specific Area

Postby Ben Ritter » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:35 pm

TIG,

OK, thanks.

I get the same result if I explode the curve or polygon. Simple non-curve lines around a face work fine.
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Re: Face and Shape of Specific Area

Postby TIG » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:31 pm

Here's v2.0

Download


I've fixed it to cope with all face perimeters - i.e. circles etc...
Download the RBZ and install...
Please test it and report back...
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Re: Face and Shape of Specific Area

Postby Ben Ritter » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:26 pm

TIG, Great. No problems. Thanks so much for your work on the extension. :thumb: :thumb:
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