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Vector or not vector ?

thierry_maletthierry_malet Member Posts: 52 ✭✭
edited December 2022 in FeatureScript
Hello, i would like to make an simple cuboid with coordinate of a selected point, 
i copy code from an "mesure value" FS existing code and i just reused a little part of it

but i don't know why "result" .value know as vector couldn't replace a vector(x,y,z) ?


i try "corner1" : Vector (result)*millimeter,    but didn't work

but when i look result should be a vector 

Could you help me :neutral:


  • eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,204 PRO
    On my phone so can't dig into details but I think you should be able to use "result" directly for corner 1 as it already has length units. What you have there looks like it would be length^2...
  • eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,204 PRO
    Had a quick look from the office this morning:

    This gets rid of the error as expected since "result" already has length units.

    fCuboid(context, id + "cuboid1", {
                  "corner1" : result,//vector(result)* millimeter, 
                  "corner2" : vector(1, 1, 1) * definition.myLength
    As a side note, "corner2" has to be the "absolute" coordinates so what you currently have does weird stuff. I'm guessing what you were going for would be achieved with something like this:
                  "corner2" : result + vector(1, 1, 1) * definition.myLength

  • thierry_maletthierry_malet Member Posts: 52 ✭✭
    Thanks, it's simply !! :smiley: thought i had tried this combination, but sometime when "my.length" create an 0 mm edge for cuboid, feature failed,
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 1,984 PRO
    Not exactly what you asked, and may not apply here, but sometimes it's easier to just make an object on the origin, and use opPattern() or opTransform() in a loop to copy it all over the place, instead of trying to calculate the corner vectors for each fCuboid().
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,965
    opPattern all day long. 
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEA 
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