## Point alignment function

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Tilarta
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### Point alignment function

To make a complex procedure more simple, where can I find a function to align two specific points of two seperate objects to the exact same space?
See the image below for the task I am attempting to perform:
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I am hoping if the 4 points of the wedge align precisely to their designated points on the second shape, I can focus on making the end of the wedge into a moderately sharp point to become an approximation of a triangular point/pyramid.
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TheMarkster
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### Re: Point alignment function

Make a facebinder of that diamond-shaped tip, then extrude the facebinder in Part workbench, 3mm or so. Change the taper angle in the minus direction gradually until you get a point you like.
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Tilarta
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### Re: Point alignment function

I am uncertain if the question I asked was understood.

What I wanted to know was if there is a function to take two seperate points of two completely different objects and automatically align them so they occupy the precise same co-ordinates on the object grid:
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Once this is done with all 4 base points of the wedge, in theory, it should align exactly with the diamond shape and thus, eliminate the complex procedure of guessing where the points of the diamond exist (the number is incredibly exacting and not on a predictable grid reference).

Then having, achieved this task, I can just move around the opposite four points to get the sharp end I desire.
easyw-fc
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### Re: Point alignment function

Tilarta wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:38 am
To make a complex procedure more simple, where can I find a function to align two specific points of two seperate objects to the exact same space?
See the image below for the task I am attempting to perform:
You can have a try at Aligner from Manipulator WB
Tilarta
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### Re: Point alignment function

It's getting closer to the function I need, but isn't quite right:
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It moved the entire Wedge instead of the point selected.
When I selected a second point to align, it moved it again.

I'm looking for something that will move the points only without preserving the shape/size of the object being relocated.
chrisb
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### Re: Point alignment function

In parametric modeling you cannot just move a point from some arbitrary shape. You may have to go back in the construction history and find the state where the shape in question is constructed. There you have to apply the appropriate changes.
bejant
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### Re: Point alignment function

Tilarta wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:45 am
It's getting closer to the function I need, but isn't quite right:
I'll offer another suggestion:

To align the two parts you can try (from the pull-down menu) Edit > Alignment.