How to repeat a block along lines and arcs?

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matbech
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How to repeat a block along lines and arcs?

Postby matbech » Sat May 14, 2011 10:25 am

How can I insert a block or just a line at a same distance along a path made of lines and arcs?

In this drawing:

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there is a road, but how can I draw street-lamps with 20 meters of distance?

Thanks!!!!

Lorenzo
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Postby Lorenzo » Sat May 14, 2011 4:50 pm

You need to proceed for lines and arcs separately.
  • For lines: use move-copy command.
  • For arcs: you need to know the radius of the arc, then calculate the corresponding angle according to your distance (20 m). Say your radius is 40 m: the corresponding angle is

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    distance/radius = 0.5 rad
    then use rotate command.

please remember that 1 rad = 57.3°.

matbech
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Postby matbech » Sun May 15, 2011 12:30 am

:D Thanks a lot!!


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