Can the inference engine detect moving point of component instance while editing


#1

Anyone know a good way to get a snap from two planes of mirror image component while editing? It seems that inference does not “see” a moving piece of the same component while it is moving.


#2

My go to for that is to draw an edge between the two outside the context, then move to the midpoint.


#3

It would be more intuitive (and thus SketchUp-like) if it could, but it can’t and I think coding such a behavior could be a little tricky. Basically you need to get the trajectory of the move operation, transform it to the other coordinate system, see if there is an intersection and find a solution for what move distance results in both points overlapping (not necessarily half the distance between as the instances can be differently scaled).

I also use the temporary edge and midpoint approach.


#4

If you have enabled length snapping, set precision higher and length to half.
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#5

Thanks all. Yes it would be a bright shiny happy world if the inference engine worked that way. In the real world I’ll keep using external guides. Cheers :beers: