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How to create parallelograms?

Started by TimWA, February 06, 2009, 06:58:26 PM

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TimWA

How can I take a rectangle and unlock corner/s?

Paul Herber

#1
Easier to just use a parallelogram shape.

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The Plane Geometry stencil has a parallelogram shape.

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philippec

In Developer mode,
menu, window, show shapesheet
Section Geometry1
Click on a x or y coordinate cell
F2
Change the formula e.g. Height*1.77

philippec

There is probably a better methode in the Shapesheet, but I leave it to others to look for it.
But something basic in Visio :
You select the rectangle,  keep the mouse pointer over it (hands up).
Then additional ... points appear,  in the middle to bend, in the corners to adjust.

Don Visio

Forgive me for thinking in such simple terms, but draw a rectangle, select the straight line tool, with the rectangle selected hold down shift and select two of the four control points, drag those two control points parallel to the other two controls points
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Godfather of Rendering
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Paul Herber

yes, but don't use the Rectangle shape in the basic shapes stencil because that doesn't show the corner points, use the rectangle drawing tool on the drawing toolbar. I think that might be where some of the confusion has come from with some people saying that these corner points are there and some not.

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wapperdude

Note also, that inaddition to the line tool, you can use the pencil tool, which will allow you to grab the mid-line inflection control to give curvature to the line segments.
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ttocsmi

Or this, if you don't want to pay for an add-on -

Create a rectangle, create four connection points, then in its shape sheet:

Geometry 1:

   Name      X            Y
1   MoveTo   Width*0            Height*0
2   LineTo   Width-Height*TAN(Angle)   Height*0
3   LineTo   Width*1            Height*1
4   LineTo   Height*TAN(Angle)      Height*0
5   LineTo   Geometry1.X1         Geometry1.Y1

Connection Points:

   X            Y
1   Height*TAN(Angle)      Height*1
2   Width*0            Height*0
3   Width-Height*TAN(Angle)   Height*0
4   Width*1            Height*1

JuneTheSecond

#8
Here it is.

Slide yellow contrl point to deform.
Width and height are adjusted by the shape handle.

:) :) :) :) :)
Best Regards,

Junichi Yoda
http://june.minibird.jp/

Visio Guy

#9
Nice job, yoda-san!

Quote from: ttocsmi on May 14, 2010, 12:18:14 PM
Or this, if you don't want to pay for an add-on -

Pay for an add-on...for a parallelogram?
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