"Standing" prism?

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  • #18732

    Mats Knutsson
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    Hi,
    What is the best 3D-shape to use if I want a to model something that in section is controlled like a poly and then just extruded (adjusting thickness)? I can use prism but then I have to rotate it so it stands up and for me it feels like kind of unnecessary. I’m creating my first macro and it’s a support column to which I want to send the thickness with the macro call. Maybe the rotated prism is the correct way but I wanted to check with you guys first.
    Br,
    Mats

  • #18733

    Péter Baksa
    Participant

    Hi,

    RULEDSEGMENTED can be used for sideways extrusion, but I think rotating a prism is easier. GDL commands are designed to be used with transformations, there aren’t duplicates for different directions.

    Péter Baksa
    Library Platform, Software Engineer
    GRAPHISOFT SE

  • #18738

    David Shorter44
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    Mats, I cant visualise what you’re trying to create but have you tried using the new column tool or a complex profile?
    These days its better to use an element rather than an object if its possible.
    D

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    • #18747

      Mats Knutsson
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      David: boilers of varoius sizes accordin to attach. Differens kettle sizes byt more or less the same support structues on the sides. The kettle and the shower I will not dabble with but as an excercise I’d make the kettle, shower as dumb macro calls and the supoprts as smart ones (only differens thickness).
      🙂

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