Jump to content
lizazelle

Can't seem to coincident-constrain two shapes on different planes

Recommended Posts

lizazelle

I am trying to make a stylized model of a molecule and having some issues.

 

Here's the sketch of what I'm trying to create:

dopamine-sketch.jpg

 

So far, I've been able to sweep a circle around a hexagon-shaped path, which will create the single-bonds in the benzene ring in the finished product:

benzeneframe-tried-splitting.jpg

I made a circle on the XY plane, then made a hexagon-shaped path on the YZ plane, did a coincident contraint on the center of the circle and attached it to the path and then did a sweep along the hexagon path. Hooray.

 

Then I needed to create the covalent / double-bars on every other section. I figured I would create another hexagon-swept ring, but with all double-bars, and then cut and copy the bits of each together afterwards so it would look like this:

dopamine-sketch-alternating.jpg

 

I tried sweeping to faces, but it only gave me one segment, but it didn't work.

 

failed-sweep.jpg

 

So then I thought I'd sweep two circles around the edges of a square-faced sweep in hexagon form to end up with two rows, like in this example:

 

sweep-edge-example.jpg

 

So here's my attempt, but I can't get the edge of the square in the middle of the two guide circles to coincident-constrain to the corner point of the hexagon path (I tried "project geometry" to no avail, and it's turned on automatically):

 

covalent-sweep-attempt.jpg

 

Here's the sketch of the face I'm trying to sweep:

face-to-sweep-bonds'.jpg

 

Not sure why it's not working this time around, and I might be going about this the wrong way... would love some help on this. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...