Cannot align each end of edges to curves with rotating tool

sketchup
bug
modeling

#1

Hi, my name is Dante, here Im having a big problem, I need some help with this, I cant align each end of this edge to the curved sides, I dont know why, it just wont let me even if Im getting a closer view, here is a link to a small gif picture so you can see what kind of problem is this: http://giphy.com/gifs/xTk9ZMy5S7dsMW9Kms

Or maybe if I can get some suggestions to make this in a different way it would be very helpful, thanks in advance


#2

Please upload the SKP here by clicking on the Upload button which is 7th from the left.


#3

Hmm why upload the SKP ?


#5

It is a known and much complained about issue that the rotate tool wont snap to On Edge points, only to endpoints and midpoints.

-Gully


#6

I was trying to use guide lines to make a railing like the one on the lobby of the World Trade Center, I made each metal stick as a component, they are placed by pairs along an irregular curved area

Here is a model of what the balcony looks like still without the railing
RailingWTC.skp (1.6 MB)

Here is a real picture of the railing http://www.nerdylorrin.net/jerry/politics/911/PA-Pentagon-FreedomTwr/Before--WTC-LobbyAtMezzanineLevelIs7StoriesHigh--LawrenceAMartin.jpg

Any ideas of what I can do to place the metal sticks with the same distance between them along this cruved area?


#7

There are various plugins to do what you want.
Component stringer By C Fullmer
Comp Stringer S D Mitch
Path copy

This is path copy.