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    Gyro got a reaction from ZTEK in Creating mitre joints for tessellated fabrication   
    I think I've have solved the problem along with help the replies submitted.
    Basically I need to choose between non planar faces, non planar edges, or edges where the facets intersect not aligning. I've chosen the latter as I can sand of the overlapping areas still keeping the points of to outside skin colinear.
    I've attached a file if anyone is interested or has some feedback.
    In answer to you last comment vva apparently a 5 axis circular saw is capable of cutting  non planar faces to a small degree, but I suspect cutting 2 parts wouldn't result in a perfectly mated  join between faces.
    Failing all the above I'll just cut steeper angles and use a thixotropic adhesive to bond them and act as a gap filler.
    Replied Andrew
    Body Sections Test.fmz
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    Gyro got a reaction from -andrew- in Creating mitre joints for tessellated fabrication   
    We are building an autonomous vehicle with a body consisting of tessellated planes.
    I’ve created the panels as a series of planes and now want to fabricate the body from a 12mm substrate. I need to create a file conprised of each panel as a solid object for CNC cutting with a 5 axis circular saw.
    The problem I’m having is finding the angle where the facets meet. If I thicken each facet select the top and bottom faces and loft between them I end up with edges that are twisted planes.
    Is theres way to create the file using any of the tools in FormZ?
    I’ve attached a file of a few of the surfaces that make up a section of the body.
    Any help much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance Andrew
    www.gyro.co.nz
    Cowl_Test.fmz
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    Gyro reacted to chrisd in Creating model of "ribbon" from images   
    Hi Gyro,
     
    AGI Photoscan might be a solution but it does require a lot of pictures to build a quality model. If the model only needs to be a reference you might be able get away with fewer pics. Shiny or reflective surfaces can be problematic. Spraying with dulling spray or paint can help with that although that in many cases that would not be an option.
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    Gyro got a reaction from Robertquade in Attach object to plane or grid   
    Hi All,
    I'm struggling to do what probably is a simple operation.
    Align or place a face of an object on to the XY plane.
    Since the attach tool is no longer I've tried the  Place On tool which is not giving the desired result, ending up with copies all over the show, with none aligning to the grid. This only seems to work with a single object with simple geometry.
     
    I have a multi planed object, part of am 8m tall sculpture for a gallery I'm building, I'm wanting to get the face of the yellow plane to lie on the grid.
    Creating a guide face and grouping to the yellow object and using the rotate tool does not get the object perfectly on the grid either.
     
    Thanks in advance
    Andrew
     
    www.gyro.co.nz
     
     
     
     
    Place_on_Face.fmz.zip




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    Gyro got a reaction from Robertquade in Attach object to plane or grid   
    Hi All,
    I'm struggling to do what probably is a simple operation.
    Align or place a face of an object on to the XY plane.
    Since the attach tool is no longer I've tried the  Place On tool which is not giving the desired result, ending up with copies all over the show, with none aligning to the grid. This only seems to work with a single object with simple geometry.
     
    I have a multi planed object, part of am 8m tall sculpture for a gallery I'm building, I'm wanting to get the face of the yellow plane to lie on the grid.
    Creating a guide face and grouping to the yellow object and using the rotate tool does not get the object perfectly on the grid either.
     
    Thanks in advance
    Andrew
     
    www.gyro.co.nz
     
     
     
     
    Place_on_Face.fmz.zip




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    Gyro got a reaction from Robertquade in Attach object to plane or grid   
    Hi All,
    I'm struggling to do what probably is a simple operation.
    Align or place a face of an object on to the XY plane.
    Since the attach tool is no longer I've tried the  Place On tool which is not giving the desired result, ending up with copies all over the show, with none aligning to the grid. This only seems to work with a single object with simple geometry.
     
    I have a multi planed object, part of am 8m tall sculpture for a gallery I'm building, I'm wanting to get the face of the yellow plane to lie on the grid.
    Creating a guide face and grouping to the yellow object and using the rotate tool does not get the object perfectly on the grid either.
     
    Thanks in advance
    Andrew
     
    www.gyro.co.nz
     
     
     
     
    Place_on_Face.fmz.zip




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    Gyro got a reaction from Robertquade in Attach object to plane or grid   
    Hi All,
    I'm struggling to do what probably is a simple operation.
    Align or place a face of an object on to the XY plane.
    Since the attach tool is no longer I've tried the  Place On tool which is not giving the desired result, ending up with copies all over the show, with none aligning to the grid. This only seems to work with a single object with simple geometry.
     
    I have a multi planed object, part of am 8m tall sculpture for a gallery I'm building, I'm wanting to get the face of the yellow plane to lie on the grid.
    Creating a guide face and grouping to the yellow object and using the rotate tool does not get the object perfectly on the grid either.
     
    Thanks in advance
    Andrew
     
    www.gyro.co.nz
     
     
     
     
    Place_on_Face.fmz.zip




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    Gyro got a reaction from Robertquade in Attach object to plane or grid   
    Hi All,
    I'm struggling to do what probably is a simple operation.
    Align or place a face of an object on to the XY plane.
    Since the attach tool is no longer I've tried the  Place On tool which is not giving the desired result, ending up with copies all over the show, with none aligning to the grid. This only seems to work with a single object with simple geometry.
     
    I have a multi planed object, part of am 8m tall sculpture for a gallery I'm building, I'm wanting to get the face of the yellow plane to lie on the grid.
    Creating a guide face and grouping to the yellow object and using the rotate tool does not get the object perfectly on the grid either.
     
    Thanks in advance
    Andrew
     
    www.gyro.co.nz
     
     
     
     
    Place_on_Face.fmz.zip




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