Orient on surface ?
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 From:  marcorhino
1543.3 
thanks MIchael

the problem is in this case

Solution?


Thanks
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 From:  Michael Gibson
1543.4 In reply to 1543.3 
Hi Marco - for placing many items like you show there, instead of using the "Move" command, use Transform/Copy instead.

While Transform/Move will end after picking one target point, Transform/Copy will instead let you continue to place another copy for every target point that you click, so click one target point at each of those intersections to place a copy there.

Then I think you can select a row of those bristles, and then use Transform/Rotate on a row at a time to angle them off to the side like I showed above there.

Please let me know if you need a more detailed explanation.

- Michael
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 From:  marcorhino
1543.5 
Thanks Michael

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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
1543.6 
Something very simple is to use the helpers : draw any lines perpendiculars & lines to anything then draw your object ;)

And for your last example : Array / Curves /(free form or flat ) can make the trick by lines! ;)

EDITED: 15 Apr 2008 by PILOU

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 From:  manz
1543.7 In reply to 1543.1 
As you already have construction lines on surface, then you can simply create a line or cylinder from the int:



Then perp from the front/side view.

EDITED: 3 Aug 2009 by MANZ

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 From:  jbshorty
1543.8 
another easy solution is to trim a copy of the target surface, so the trim corner is becomes the target point for orienting. Then offset the trimmed surface, and draw line btween the original corner and the offset corner. Now you have a "normal" line to do the orienting...

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