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  1. #11
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    Default Re: How do I bend a rectangle?

    Draw a 72 point line with square ends into the short curve you want your "rectangle" to shape. Convert Line to Shapes, and now you have a rectangle with a bend - rescale to whatever you need.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: How do I bend a rectangle?

    Draw a 72 point line with square ends into the short curve you want your "rectangle" to shape. Convert Line to Shapes,
    Or a 300 point line. Just make sure the setting for Set Line Cap in the Line Gallery is set to Butt Cap. Which always for me conjures up strange images.
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  3. #13
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    Default Re: How do I bend a rectangle?

    My approach would be rather different ...

    Turn on grid - Turn on Snap to grid - Draw square - Draw two circles - Select all - SLICE - Select all - SLICE - Delete unwanted areas.

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    Then Copy - Flip - Draw second rectangle - Arrange - Add

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    Colour to suit
    Keith
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  4. #14
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    Default Re: How do I bend a rectangle?

    I think the grid and snap to grid is a very quick and easy solution to a lot of problems.
    Keith
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  5. #15
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    Default Re: How do I bend a rectangle?

    Well done, Keith!
    ~Fred

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    Default Re: How do I bend a rectangle?

    I always forget about the many uses of snap to grid for solving problems, thanks for bringing it back to light Keith, well done.

    Stygg

  7. #17

    Default Re: How do I bend a rectangle?

    Quote Originally Posted by ss-kalm View Post
    My approach would be rather different ...

    Turn on grid - Turn on Snap to grid - Draw square - Draw two circles - Select all - SLICE - Select all - SLICE - Delete unwanted areas.

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    Then Copy - Flip - Draw second rectangle - Arrange - Add

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    Colour to suit
    Your reply was succinct and powerful and worked like a charm. Thanks loads!!!!!

    Manny

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    Default Re: How do I bend a rectangle?

    @Manny & @ss-kalm, at what point did the OP request of to "bend rectangles" become the solution you now have? The initial attachment was never visible to me (or anyone)?

    As depicted, the areas of the two curves are not the same as the added vertical rectangle so it is not just a "bend". My assumptions: the smaller circle is half the radius of the larger; the base of the rectangle is the same size as this radius.
    For a radius of 5cm, the rectangle height has to be 11.19cm, which is far stumpier and that given.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: How do I bend a rectangle?

    I have moved this post to Xara Graphics Chat. Always more ways to skin a cat as they say with many great suggestions and solutions.

    I concur with Acorn that when a member posts a question or requests help, please participate instead of waiting until you find a solution that works for you. Participate.
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  10. #20
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    Default Re: How do I bend a rectangle?

    This was the original attachment ... 23px x 23 px. I just copied it and enlarged it.

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    That was how I saw what I drew. My intent was not to duplicate, but to show my method to achieve what Manny posted.

    Did I do wrong? If so, I apologise.
    Keith
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