Hi guys. First off a simple question. I am using the Edit Nodes feature… my simple question is what is the significance of the green vs red nodes?
My more complicated question might be a hard one. I am going to take several screenshots to help explain the issue. First off, the object I am editing is a fairly simple one:
Now, I am going to explain what I was doing and why, just in case I am doing something wrong or there might be an easier way. Will also help to explain the issue
Some portions of this object have extrusions that are 3mm, intended to be the tabs that fit around other - it was designed for 3mm plywood. The issue is that the wood here where I am at is actually 3.4mm thick and the tabs are just a little off… and I am trying to fix that. To that end, the highlighted pieces need to be extended outward by .4mm:
Ok, so… to do what needs done, I usually break the 2 nodes on either side of the edge that needs moved, and I have my arrow key set to move .4mm… so just one nudge up, then I drag the nodes below and snap it back together. Its really quick and usually works really well.
Now, my advanced issue comes when I hover over this node and hit B to break:
Immediately after breaking that node, this happens:
Now… I am hoping someone can explain that to me. Because I am at a serious loss to explain it. Worse, if I try to then break that new green node that popped up so I can drag the darn thing back where it belongs, it will not break… and dragging that node drags the whole corner. Now I can fix this by deleting that and rebuilding that whole section since I know the measurements… but this has happened to me a few times on this project and I need to understand why!
Any help greatly appreciated!