Stuck on lining up railing parts

rail 2.skp (2.5 MB)

I need some help on lining up railing parts. For the cap rail, I used shape bender and then rotated back to the axis to get the curve correct, but I can’t seem to do it for these parts and I also feel like there is a much easier and better way to do it, so I am asking for some advice. I am an artist blacksmith, and I normally don’t need 3d to do drawings, but with this curve, I thought it would be best to start getting into 3d so any advice would be appreciated! I’ve currently put in around 8 hours on this drawing so far, just learning as I go!

Shape Bender is a great tool but it’s probably not the right one in this case. I think you’d be better off with Profile Builer 3 to create an assembly.


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Looking ahead for your reply!

Kind Regards,
Diana k

Thanks so much! I’m on it and I will let you all know how it goes!


If you require any help, do let me know.

Kind Regards,
Diana K

A bit of a tip on using Shape Bender, you can put together various parts and bend them all at once so the all follow the same curve.