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Larger copy of entities

konrad_dawydiukkonrad_dawydiuk Member Posts: 4
I have a project drawn from a photo . I would like to make a larger copy of the object as shown in the picture.
What's the best way to do it ? and how can such an irregular object be dimensioned ?


Comments

  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,015 PRO
    edited July 27
    Scale or offset, depending on what suits your design intent


    inside the sketch; scale can be found under transform.
    Offset is also a sketch tool.


    after you extrude the original sketch you could 'move face' the outside face also. But some of the sharp concave surfaces may cause an error.
  • konrad_dawydiukkonrad_dawydiuk Member Posts: 4
    ok thanks, but one more question. How can such a shape be dimensioned ? because from what I have already figured out, dimensioning is the basis of the project.
  • fnxffnxf Member, User Group Leader Posts: 45 PRO
    ok thanks, but one more question. How can such a shape be dimensioned ? because from what I have already figured out, dimensioning is the basis of the project.
    I would not dimension it, since any dimensioning would be very subjective. You could fix the lines in the sketch if you are worried about them moving:

  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,015 PRO
    edited July 28
    For that shape, it's hard to say.

    Maybe a point map imported from a csv? then run transforms from the points??
  • steve_shubinsteve_shubin Member Posts: 391 ✭✭✭
    edited July 28
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,015 PRO
    Yea, that works too :)
  • konrad_dawydiukkonrad_dawydiuk Member Posts: 4
    @steve_shubin great thanks :smile:
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