LDCad flex objects

RE: LDCad flex objects
(2019-01-29, 17:50)Philippe Hurbain Wrote:
(2019-01-29, 16:09)Orion Pobursky Wrote: Thanks Philo. I’m not sure you understood my request. I want 23443 as part of the flex object. I tried adding it as a path cap. This worked ok but the caps don’t adjust their angle based on hose length so I had to eyeball the angle of the 23443 manually. I’m satisfied with the result but is it possible to have the 23443 as a path segment?

PS. Is there a way to insert a path cap in LDCad itself? I had to add them using cut and paste via LDDP.
Indeed I didn't understood correctly Wink  It's easy to add the 23443 to the flex tube as a path cap , and then the orientation of the start of flex tube will depend on 23443 orientation. But I generally don't bother, and simply select 23443 AND flex tube control point (in nested mode), and rotate both at the same time.
To add 23443 as path cap, edit the flex tube, then add the part next to first control point. Then right click in main window -> grouping -> update auto groups (that last operation locks control point and path cap together). This tutorial can help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFy0ZhfC...IR6Y0&t=0s

That's kinda what I ended up doing and that worked fine.

I'd really like 23443 to be part of the path and the path control point to be fixed to the bar of 23443. This way when you adjust the control point knobs, the angle of 23443 adjusts accordingly. I'm sure there's a way to do this using a PATH_SKIN meta but I don't understand this meta well enough and the results of my (admittedly brief) tinkering were unsatisfying.
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LDCad flex objects - by Orion Pobursky - 2019-01-28, 16:33
RE: LDCad flex objects - by Philippe Hurbain - 2019-01-28, 17:50
RE: LDCad flex objects - by Orion Pobursky - 2019-01-29, 16:09
RE: LDCad flex objects - by Philippe Hurbain - 2019-01-29, 17:50
RE: LDCad flex objects - by Orion Pobursky - 2019-01-29, 18:11
RE: LDCad flex objects - by Roland Melkert - 2019-01-29, 18:45
RE: LDCad flex objects - by Orion Pobursky - 2019-01-30, 22:17

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