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 From: manz 30 May 2008  (6 of 14)
 1634.6 In reply to 1634.5 Hi Matsuo, OK, I see the problem you are having. The problem is the initial size of the single track, if the size does not divide the curve exactly (or very close), then you will get a gap or as in your example an overlap. One way would be to divide the curve using array of a point or line, then scale the single track to fit, then the array of the track will fit correctly. Example:- I have drawn a vetical line to the curve, then made array of that line around the curve, for that, you select a number rather than a spacing, then the curve will divide correctly.. (I entered 25 for your tracks) I then scaled the track to 2 of the curves Then made array of the track (again 25) Hope that helps. Just post if any questions. - manz EDITED: 3 Aug 2009 by MANZ

 From: Frenchy Pilou (PILOU) 30 May 2008  (7 of 14)
 1634.7 In reply to 1634.6 Cool trick ;) --- Pilou Is beautiful that please without concept! My Gallery

 From: Matsuo 30 May 2008  (8 of 14)
 1634.8 In reply to 1634.6 Hi Manz, Thanks for the quick response! I've tried your example, and it's working great, except for one minor detail: I can't seem to get the segments to align correctly at the corners! Any suggestions? Cheers! Attachments:

 From: Michael Gibson 30 May 2008  (9 of 14)
 1634.9 In reply to 1634.8 Hi Matsuo, if I understand what you are wanting, just array curve directly won't do that for you - you want to align 2 end points together as they go along the curve. Array curve does not work like that, it is based off of a single center point and places that to be aligned with the curve tangent. That is not the same thing as sliding 2 endpoints along the curve. So you can't use Array curve directly to finish your precisely aligned tracks all in one shot, it just does not have the "2 endpoint" style that you need in this case. What I think you need to do is to first turn your curve into a polyline that has equal length lines in it. You'll use array curve to do this part - start with one point object (under Draw curve / More) on the curve: Now select it, and run Transform / Array / Curve to replicate it at equal distances around the curve: Delete the curve, leaving just the points: Now use Draw curve / Lines / Polyline to draw a polyline snapping points on to each point: Now I believe if you position your initial piece so it fits in position along one line, you can now select it and then use Array curve with the polyline as the path and it will align as you want. Basically with the curve, the actual curvy piece in between 2 points was being used as the place to take the curve tangent from, but you wanted something straight so having a straight segment path instead of a curvy path will give the kind of thing you want. Let me know if you need more detail on the finishing part. - Michael

 From: Matsuo 30 May 2008  (10 of 14)
 1634.10 In reply to 1634.9 Hi Michael, I've come quite far with the explanation you've given me, but there's one last thing I can't seem to get quite right: the aligning and scaling of the segments. Could you possibly give me a step-by-step example on how to draw, place and scale segments? Thanks in advance!

 From: Michael Gibson 30 May 2008  (11 of 14)