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Railing tool: even distribution of posts and inner posts

Durval
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I'm having a hard time trying to create a relatively simple railing with evenly spaced posts.
'Posts' and 'inner posts' are identical. I want a distance between the outermost 'posts' and the nodes (15 cm in my image). But Archicad seems to ignore this distance when distributing the 'inner posts', as if there was not any distance between the outer posts and railing ends.
In short, in the image attached, I'd like to have four spans of 1.879 m (which is 7.518/4) instead of two spans of 1.804 and two spans of 1.954. How??

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 19.22.38.png

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Lingwisyer
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Though that will not work if you are using a continuous railing with paired corner posts... In this case you would probably need to add extra nodes at where you want the end posts, then turn off the corner post.

 

 

Ling.

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Barry Kelly
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It looks like the post distribution takes into account the overall length of the railing and ignores the end post offset.

I am not sure if there is a distribution method that takes the end post offset into consideration.

 

But one solution would be to make the railing 7518 long with no off-set to the end posts and then add a 150 end extension to each of the rails.

 

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Lingwisyer
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Though that will not work if you are using a continuous railing with paired corner posts... In this case you would probably need to add extra nodes at where you want the end posts, then turn off the corner post.

 

 

Ling.

AC22-23 AUS 7000
Self-taught, bend it till it breaks.
Win10 | E5620 x 2 | 24GB | K2200 RIP PSU
Win10 | R5 2600 | 16GB | GTX1660

Yes, creating new nodes on the points that I want the outer posts and set the outer posts' offset to zero solved the issue! Thanks for the insights!Screen Shot 2022-06-29 at 12.42.45.pngScreen Shot 2022-06-29 at 12.50.44.png

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genarch
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Anyone find that, overall, the Railing Tool is difficult to use? I find it really clunky and generally fast to just manually build what I want rather than messing with the Railing Tool. It's a good idea, but the implementation needs a lot of work.

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