November 26, 2004

Endcaps for Variable-width Walls

Here's an ingenious partial solution to a somewhat vexing problem, how to deal with endcaps with wrapping materials for variable width walls, called to my attention by Terence Chatfield in the ADT 2005 Discussion Group thread My (evolving) Wish List.

If you have the same material on both sides being wrapped around the end, you can cover a range of widths with one endcap by making the wrapping polylines overlap for the full width between the components, rather than having only one reach across to the other. That way you can double the width between them and still be covered. Depending upon the expected range of the variable component, you may be able to have one, two or maybe three endcap styles, rather than one for every anticipated width.

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