Hello, I’m relatively new to Shapr3d (coming from SketchUp). I’m trying to figure out how to do some things that would be fairly trivial in SketchUp and struggling a bit, and was hoping for some ideas.
First, I’ve created a collection of wedge shaped bodies that I’ve aligned to make a fan shape that I would like to align on my Y/X axis (i.e., the bottom points of the fan on the X axis and the back left fan point on the Y axis). Here you can see it after I’ve made/aligned the bodies:
The closest I’ve come to this so far is to select all the bodies for a Move/Rotate operation, drag the anchor point to the lower left point, and rotate by eye (which isn’t easy with the 5 degree increments). Then do another move operation and drag the bodies along the X axis so the back left fan point is on the Y axis (again, by eye). Is there a better way to accomplish this?
Second thing I’m attempting is to align some other body on to my fan bodies to perform an intersect operation. The best way I’ve figured out how to do this is to union my wedge bodies into a single body (keeping the originals), create a flat bottom on the new body for alignment (connecting the lower fan points and extruding), then use the align tool to align the body on it that I would like to intersect. At which point I delete my unioned fan body and subtract from the collection of original wedge bodies. Any suggestions to make this operation easier?