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wapperdude

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Control Pt along a Path
« on: January 30, 2019, 04:51:15 PM »
Yes, this is similar to Visio Guy's solution, found here: http://visguy.com/vgforum/index.php?topic=8618.0 .  In fact, it borrows the SETATREFEXPR construct from that article.  It departs from the article to address situations where a simple math construct doesn't exist.  So, rather than using math, it uses the pointalongapath capability.  Sorry, that excludes older Visio versions.  Visio Guy's solution is more universal from that standpoint.

The attached drawing has the solution.
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Re: Control Pt along a Path
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 11:28:34 PM »
oh no.....are you suggesting that MS could (with yet a few more cells) translate control points to 3D
dude....don't harsh my buzz

Nice work!!!!

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Re: Control Pt along a Path
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 08:55:28 AM »

Could???   Well, they could...but that's much different than would?   Edit: corrected sentence.

So, no, I wasn't really suggesting anything.  It just seemed this was a needed implementation...It was a spin-off of your "arc" problem awhile back.

..and thanks.
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Re: Control Pt along a Path
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 09:17:13 AM »
apologies

It was a back handed slap at MS.   They went through all this 3D stuff
(2X shape sheet size - themes, gradients, 3D, shadow, etc - lots more rows, special "bolt on" GUI)
But don't translate control points or connection points.  So just highlighting that
the efforts of a couple people achieved what MS could not / would not achieve.

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Re: Control Pt along a Path
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 10:04:08 AM »
LOL...

No apology needed.  I understood your intent, and was concurring.  Plus, I was just noting the motivation for my effort wasn't so "noble".     I think my comments were too cryptic and misleading now that I re-read them.

Keep the observations and the MS comments coming!

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