# Omni-Poly Solid

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Good Afternoon Users!

I ran into something interesting recently. I needed to create a concealed, angled, and twisting steel plate detail in 3D for a unique life size art project. Z-Axis: One tongue was angled at 3 degrees approaching the joint between facets/ The opposing tongue is angled at 18 degrees. X-Axis: these two tongues meet at 166 degrees from 0. Y-Axis: is perp to the 3 degrees of the Z-Axis Plates. Needless to say, my best description of the prescribed dual gusset plate. I see the geometry in my mind but there seems to be no quick way to create said object. Yikes! :-)

An object that can rotate, add/subt handles, re-shape any edge, in ANY view....

Maybe 10X will have what I'm suggesting? An "Omni-Polyline Solid".... See Attachment

doc00542820180301124456.pdf

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Try making it out of Primitive Solid Boxes and then cutting away what you don't want with other solids rotated and positioned as needed using the "Solid Subtraction Tool.

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Yeah.... was trying to avoid that. Thought about creating it in Sketchup but that just seems a bit .... shall we say.... treasonous, if you know what I mean!! LOLLOL

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