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By piper76
#304559
Hi everyone :)

Is there a way to align this wall to the edge of the slab. I'd like to do this in the 3D view if possible.

It seem like the align tool is not meant to work with different kind of objects like slabs/walls. I sometimes want to aling a wall to a line that belongs to a dwg and it doesn't work as well.

Thanks a lot :)
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By Barry Kelly
#304595
You could use the 'Align Tool' > 'Special Align' option.
But personally I would just drag the wall from the point you want to touch the slab to that slab point.
This can be done in plan or 3D (or elevation) and you can constrain the direction with the shift key and/or guide lines.
Feel free to also turn of layers so other elements do not get in the way.

Barry.
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By piper76
#304637
Barry Kelly wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:03 am
You could use the 'Align Tool' > 'Special Align' option.
But personally I would just drag the wall from the point you want to touch the slab to that slab point.
This can be done in plan or 3D (or elevation) and you can constrain the direction with the shift key and/or guide lines.
Feel free to also turn of layers so other elements do not get in the way.

Barry.
Thanks Barry :)

The thing is that when I try to move the walls an they’re all selected, they move all together like if I had used the ctrl + d command. If I only select one wall then I have to trim it which is quite a waste of time.

Thanks a lot :)
By piper76
#304638
Barry Kelly wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:03 am
You could use the 'Align Tool' > 'Special Align' option.
But personally I would just drag the wall from the point you want to touch the slab to that slab point.
This can be done in plan or 3D (or elevation) and you can constrain the direction with the shift key and/or guide lines.
Feel free to also turn of layers so other elements do not get in the way.

Barry.
What I really want to do is to offset the edge. I can do that in a floor plan by selecting two walls, but I cNt seem to be able to do it in a 3D view
By piper76
#304641
petsagouris wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:42 pm
You should be given the option in the pet palette in 3D View by using the Reference Line of the object (blue in the image).
Thanks, this worked perfectly!!!

Is there a way to offset the edge when groups are not suspended? (It seems like I can only drag the element in that case) So I don’t have to select two walls in order to do it. I’d be like working with a poly line in AutoCAD
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By ejrolon
#304642
You need to read about "Suspend Groups" with that option you can edit the whole group using "stretch segment/offset edge" and they will all change but if they are grouped without using suspend then you will not get the option.
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By piper76
#304643
ejrolon wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:34 pm
You need to read about "Suspend Groups" with that option you can edit the whole group using "stretch segment/offset edge" and they will all change but if they are grouped without using suspend then you will not get the option.
Thanks a lot that exactly what I wanted. So I select the group I suspend it and then I stretch it :)