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Transform

This tab contains a varied array of commands that facilitate replicating, moving, or redimension objects in an intuitive and fast way.

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Move by Normal

You can find this command by expanding the Move submenu.
Using this command, you can move one or more objects closer or further from a surface, following its orientation. It's especially useful to move multiple related objects with exact precision.
Upon running this command, it will ask you to select the object you want to move, and the surface you want to take as reference. You can then change the Height, the parameter that defines the distance in millimeters the objects will travel.
If you enter a positive number in Height, it will increase the distance between the objects and the surface. Typing in a negative value will instead pull closer the objects to the surface.
Pressing the Enter key confirms your changes and finishes the command.

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Move on Objects

You can find this command by expanding the Move submenu.
This command allows you to move an object to place it on another object following its orientation while retaining its original distance. It's especially useful when adding fine details to your designs.
When running this command, it will ask you to select the object you want to move, and then the base object will use as a reference. After that, you will be able to click on the point where you want to place the object. If you are hovering your mouse over a valid area, a preview of the object will be visible where it will be placed.
We suggest making sure the object you will move is on the angle and distance you want to be placed in relation to the base object before running this command.

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Move Random

You can find this command by expanding the Move submenu.
This command allows you to move one or multiple objects randomly both in vertical and horizontal directions.
When running this command, it will ask you to select the objects you want to move, you can then click on the distance value to set how many millimeters you want the objects to be moved from their original positions. After pressing the Enter key, the command will finish.

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Copy on Objects

You can find this command by expanding the Copy submenu.
This command allows you to copy an object, and place its duplicates on another object following its orientation while retaining their original distance. It's especially useful when adding fine details to your designs.
When running this command, it will ask you to select the object you want to copy, and then the base object it will use as a reference. After that, you will be able to click on points where the duplicates will be placed. If you are hovering your mouse over a valid area, a preview of the copy will be visible where it will be placed.
We suggest making sure the original object you will copy it's on the angle and distance you want your copies to be placed in relation to the base object before running this command.
To exit the command, press the Enter or Escape keys.

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Mirror Quad

This command makes exact copies of an object following the original's position on the CPlane and mirrors them in 90º, 180º, and 270º. It's very useful when you want to create mirrored duplicates symmetrically with maximum precision.
When running this command, it will ask you to select the object you want to copy. When you press the Enter key, the command will generate the mirrored copies and end.

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Center

This command places a selected object in the origin of the CPlane, so the object's 3D center matches the center of the CPlane. It's especially useful to reset transformations and relocate objects.
After running this command, it will ask you to select which object you want to move to the origin of the CPlane, once selected, if you press the Enter key, it will be moved to the center of the CPlane, finishing the command.

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Orient On 1 Rail

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Orient On 2 Rails

This command is currently under development and will be available on next versions of 2Shapes for Rhino. To check on our development process, please contact us at [email protected]

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Quick Orient on Surface

This command allows you to place a copy of an object on a base object, matching the orientation of the base one.
When you run this command, you will be asked to select the base object used as a reference, and then the object you want to place and orient. Then, if you hover your mouse over the base object, a preview of the copy will be displayed. If you click left-click on the base object, you will place a copy there.
On the left side of your screen, you will see some shortcuts to manipulate the copies you place on the base object.

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Quick Array Polar

This command allows you to create multiple copies of an object in a circular pattern.
Running this command will display its parameters in the Commands toolbar.
When running the command, click on the selection square to pick what object you want to copy. You can then set the number of copies, what angle to fill with those, and many other parameters with the menu below.

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Quick Array on Curve

This command allows you to create multiple copies of an object following the orientation of a curve.
Running this command will display its parameters in the Commands toolbar.
When running this command, click on the left selection square to pick what object you want to copy, the center selection square to select the curve it will follow, and optionally the right square to choose an object they will be oriented to. You can then set the number of copies, the distance between them, and other parameters with the menu below.

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Scale by Weight

With this command, you can grow or shrink an object based on the goal weight.
Running this command will display its parameters in the Commands toolbar.
When running this command, click on the selection square to pick the object you want to scale. Then, type the desired result in the Weight in Grams parameter. You can also choose to delete the original object by switching on the option on its right.

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Scale by Dimensions

With this command, you can grow or shrink an object based on its volume.
Running this command will display its parameters in the Commands toolbar.
When running this command, click on the selection square to pick the object you want to scale. Then, you can twitch the different measurements of the object with the parameters below. You can also force it to keep the aspect ratio and delete the original object with the switches below.

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Quick Bend

The Bend command deforms objects by bending along a spine arc.

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Quick Taper

The Taper command deforms objects toward or away from a specified axis.

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Quick Twist

The Twist command deforms objects by rotating them around an axis.
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