In the attach rsdoc there is an object that I would like to combine with a copy of itself; but that has so far proved intractible.
It looks like this:
It is actually a concatenation of 3 copies (with the middle one reorientated by 90°) of a simpler object; and they are hollow (shelled):
Due to the non-orthoganal (but required) orientation of the object with respect to the global axis, duplicating it in a way that allows the two to be correctly aligned, is a bit of an elaborate process requiring the copy to be rotated 90° around its long axis and that neccessitates reorientating the move handle several times:
However, even with that done correctly, the two will not combine illiciting the usual:
I believe it is because there are several 'knife edges' that meet:
A hypothysis confirmed by the fact that if you move one just 0.0001mm 'into' the other, they will combine.
The problem is, I want to combine many, much longer rows together, and in 3D, so altering the spacing that way screwed subsequent operations up.
Is there another way of getting these to combine?