Dovetail Pins on wrong side

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Dovetail Pins on wrong side

Postby jmoulton » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:10 am

I am trying to make a 6 pack beer carrier with the dovetail gadget tool. I do not have a complete box, only three sides. I followed the video and have broken each line down into a separate vector. Sometimes the pins get created on the inside and sometimes a mix of inside and outside. I have to keep deleting the side that is wrong and try again until the pins get created on the correct side. How do I select which side the pins get created on? Also, it would be very nice if the "undo" edit feature worked after using the gadget.
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Dovetail pins on three sides
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Re: Dovetail Pins on wrong side

Postby RichardF » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:07 pm

Select a vector , press 'N' on the keyboard and you see a green square showing the start point of this vector.
Now select the black square at the other end and press 'P' on the keyboard to set the start point here.

Now try the gadget again. The gadget uses the start point where to define 'left' or 'right' of the vector and where to set the pins.

Hope this helps !

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