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Dowels by curved line

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Hello

I asked several times from several places, is there any option to add dowels between parts when there are no straight lines.
Yesterday when I finished last beer, I got an idea and after several tryings, here is the solution: https://youtu.be/OHKu9M2rXnA
Now I am working with next idea to find solution for biscuits too.

RM
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Re: Dowels by curved line

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Nice! It looks like you created a propagation of dowels along a driver curve, is that correct?
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Re: Dowels by curved line

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Yes, it's drived curve and it doesn't matter how the curce is running. With biscuits it's a complicated to get them on the line. I have a time to play with them.

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Re: Dowels by curved line

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when creating the propagation on curve select 2 points as transformation mode. this will give you the option to select a front and a back point on your part which then gets used to align the part with the curve. with a round part like a dowel its not a problem but with rectengular shapes you want to allign them ;)
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