... snap the centre of one end of the tube to the end of the receiving tube, snap the centre of the other end of the moving tube to the other end of the receiving tube and finish....
"Snap the centre": Either ACIS Degenerative Faceting would have to be active, or there would have to be a 2D Circle-- perhaps one used for creating the "hole"-- to Snap to. Right?
Playing with both the Assembly by Axis Tool, and the Generic Transformation Tool today, I kept preferring the Assembly by Axis Tool. For whatever reason, it just felt to better suit me-- to be quicker and easier to use. Personal preference, I guess... -Alvin
Also-- By using the "Set Assembly Axis", through the hole, it gives us something to relocate the Selector Reference Point to. So that future rotations from that axis-- after having moved the Object to align the axes-- is quick and easy.
Downside: Assembly Tool can't be used on entities with Compound Profiles. So, unless it is the most basic of Objects, we have to Explode a Part down to an ACIS Solid-- a "dumb" part (is what I learned from Murray).
--This is in reference to version-20ProPlatinum; I don't know if it's the same in recent versions.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 08:10:38 PM by Alvin Gregorio »
(mostly Residential Architectural 2D; no formal CAD Training; intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 [ver6.5])
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