[Plugin] Clines on Axes at Point & Normal v1.2

[Plugin] Clines on Axes at Point & Normal v1.2

Postby TIG » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:45 pm

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'clinesaxes.rb' >>> ../Plugins/ folder
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Usage:



Run the Tool - Plugins Menu 'Clines on Axes at Point'
Pick a Point.
Three Guides [clines] are added at that Point parallel to the three Axes.
The tool repeats until you Esc or activate another tool.

Run the Tool - Plugins Menu 'Clines Normal at Point'
Pick a Point on a Face.
Three Guides [clines] are added at that Point parallel to the three Axes,
BUT rotated to be 'Normal' to the picked Face.
The tool repeats until you Esc or activate another tool.
You can move the selected 3 clines to any point later...
It works well with the face in a 'WorkPlane' [WorkPlane.rb]...

Alternatively use the Toolbar 'WorkPlane Tools' buttons, if available
[which can be activated from Views > Toolbars]
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Version:
1.0 20100923 First release.
1.1 20100925 Additional tool 'Clines Normal at Point' added.
Added to WorkPlane Toolbar too.
1.2 20100926 Guides visibilty forced 'on'.
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Re: [Plugin] Clines on Axes at Point

Postby mitcorb » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:50 pm

Now, this looks like one to play with.
Way to go, TIG. :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] Clines on Axes at Point & Normal v1.1

Postby TIG » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:53 pm

Here's v1.1 viewtopic.php?p=273671#p273671
It now has two tools to add axial clines and normal clines - and it works in conjunction with 'WorkPlane' using its toolbar if available...viewtopic.php?p=274345#p274345
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Re: [Plugin] Clines on Axes at Point & Normal v1.1

Postby mitcorb » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:58 pm

Man! I'm getting dizzy (er)!
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Re: [Plugin] Clines on Axes at Point & Normal v1.1

Postby mitcorb » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:16 pm

Ok. I have a question/ observation illustrated in the attached image. But since the file used WorkPlane, FreeRotate, AND ClinesAxesNormal, I am not sure where to post. :mrgreen:
Actually, my question would be what governs axes orientation about the normal(which I assume is treated like a local Z)? The guides coming out of the near face of the cube were placed with the normal, but notice that guides on the face are not parallel/ square with any edge of the cube.
No complaints here. Just curious.
Thanks.
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Re: [Plugin] Clines on Axes at Point & Normal v1.1

Postby TIG » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:24 pm

Free-Rotate is simply that - it's completely free - so each rotation is based on the last one: that's why there's an Axial-Rotate option - so you can twiddle with it to suit about the one axis...
The Cline Axes at a point are true to the model's axes.
The Cline Axes on the Normal start of as the Cline Axes at a point, and so they are parallel to the model's axes, and are then rotated about the Z-axis to suit the Face's Normal.
IF the sides of a WorkPlane are parallel to the model's axes then the Cline Axes on the Normal are also parallel to them.
IF they're not then they are 'skewed' - but as you should expect :?:
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Re: [Plugin] Clines on Axes at Point & Normal v1.1

Postby mitcorb » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:44 pm

Ah well--even dizzier :lol:
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Re: [Plugin] Clines on Axes at Point & Normal v1.2

Postby TIG » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:49 am

Here's v1.2 viewtopic.php?p=273671#p273671
The Guides' visibility is forced 'on'.
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Re: [Plugin] Clines on Axes at Point & Normal v1.2

Postby simon le bon » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:32 am

Hi TIG,

It is just installed and already love it :thumb:
these two new tools are very useful in my actual study of sketching architecture.

And the toolbar shared with WorkPlane is top.

Thank you, thank you...

Simon.

PS: What would eventually be nice: using chosen length guide lines. I remark that working with a great number of guide lines leads to (pollute) vanish the visibility of a drawing. I prefer since a while using limited guide lines created with Jim's Construction Line Tool that I copy and move, rather than those infinite guide lines.
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Re: [Plugin] Clines on Axes at Point & Normal v1.2

Postby cotty » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:42 am

I wonder why I missed this one until today!
Thank you for this helpful plugin.
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