I recently added another trim tool (Trim 2) to the Medeek Truss Plugin. This new tool allows the user to select two (non-coplanar faces) and then trim a solid group of component with them. I also have the regular trim tool which does the same thing but with a single face.
For some time now I’ve been wanting to create an extend tool. The most common utilization would be for extending rafters or studs to meet a wall or plate (face).
The problem I am seeing with this feature is how to determine which edges to extend. I can’t really base it on axis orientation since studs are typically drawn along the Z-axis and joists and other elements such as rafters could be along an arbitrary axis.
I can’t really base it on edge length either since you may be starting with a very short stud or block and the edges that you want to extend may be shorter than the end edges.
I don’t know that there is an easy solution to this problem.
Just putting it out there to see if anyone has any ideas on this topological problem.