HowTo: Create many shapes along a path

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#1

How would I go about creating a number of shapes along a path? for example, If I was to create an outline of a shape, but wanted to place a circle of a given size ‘n’ number of times an even distance (or defined distance) apart from each other along that path, what would be the best way to go about doing that?


#2

depends on the path…

add an example skp file…

john


#3

It could be as simple as a circle, square, and arch or a line… For example… If I had an outline of a face that had eyes and a mouth. And I wanted to make that face to be done in circles (dots) that were spaced equally apart. Thats what I was thinking… Test.skp (18.3 KB)

Lets say the face in the file was 40" tall and 40" wide… and I needed to put 8mm holes approximately 1 - 1 1/2" apart from each other so that they became the outline of the eyes and nose and not the path lines…


#4

How about using Copyalongcurve which is available in the Extension Warehouse.?



#5

Also, because of the simple structure and regularity of what you want you could use ‘radial’ and ‘linear’ Arrays.


#6

@gizmohd I should have mentioned arrays. I probably wrongly assumed the shapes would be more complex than the example. Use the native tools if you can.