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How do you draw a square in TC Mac Deluse 9.0?
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* April 03, 2018, 09:20:03 AM
This is driving me crazy.  The rectangle tool is not a rectangle tool - or at least not one of the ones in the toolbar.  I select the tool that is labeled Rectangle but instead of a rectangle it draws a rectangle shape that instantly becomes 4 lines. Then the Skin Solid tool never sees it as a closed polygon.  Zooming in to the absolute max in TC confirms that the corners are joined and the points are sitting on each other, but TC does not have the intelligence to perceive it as a closed shape.  Basically I am trying to create a truncated frustum (pyramid with 2 inch square base and a 1 inch square top 1 inch thick) and TC makes it extremely difficult because it can't recognize a rectangle as a rectangle.  Is there another tool that I can select or something in preferences that needs to be set?  I do not have this problem making a cone.  It works exactly like you would expect.  Draw 2 circles - separate them in the Z dimension and Skin Solid connects them in an instant.  Does not work with rectangles.  Any thoughts or help would be appreciated:)
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* April 03, 2018, 01:52:26 PM
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Then the Skin Solid tool never sees it as a closed polygon.
The Skin Solid tool requires multiple curves to be grouped.

Tool usage:  If a profile has more than one curve, be sure to group the curves.

A circle is one curve so grouping is not needed.

Enjoy
Mitch

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* April 03, 2018, 10:56:40 PM
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Mitch - Thanks - I would not have thought to group them.  That is another one of those things you have to just know:)  Thanks again - I am back to working on my project:)
George

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* April 04, 2018, 11:52:35 AM
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The Skin Solid tool is not one that I use much so I was unaware of the group requirement until I clicked on the question mark in the prompt window. That brought up a description on how to use the tool, where I spotted the requirement to group multiple curves. If you are not sure how a tool works, click on that question mark and see if there is a hint there.

Enjoy
Mitch

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* April 09, 2018, 08:49:30 AM
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When using the rectangular polygon tool, you have an option in the data entry area of Smart Polygon or Single line.  The Smart Polygon option will draw the rectangle out and all 4 lines are a single entity  The Single Line option gives you the same rectangle, but with 4 separate lines.

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Todd Quinlan
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* April 12, 2018, 09:10:46 AM
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Todd

Wow, that sounds like what I thought I was using.  How do I find the "smart polygon" feature?

Thanks
George

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* April 12, 2018, 11:48:04 AM
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It's one of the options in the data window.

Enjoy
Mitch

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