Connect Edges (Polymesh)
 
 
 
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Select an Edit Poly or editable poly object. Modify panel Edge or Border sub-object level Edit Edges rollout Connect (Settings)

Select an Edit Poly or editable poly object. Edge or Border sub-object level Quad menu Tools 2 quadrant Connect (Settings)

Select an Edit Poly or editable poly object. Modeling ribbon Graphite Modeling Tools tab Polygon Modeling panel (Edge) or (Border) sub-object level Loops panel Shift+click (Connect) or choose Connect Settings from the drop-down list.

Connecting edges creates new edges between adjacent pairs of selected edges. The Connect Edges settings let you specify the number of new edges, the amount of separation from each other, and their general location.

TipConnecting edges, and in particular the Slide function, work best with ring selections.

Top left: Original edge selection

Top right: Segments=3, Pinch=Slide=0

Bottom left: Segments=3, Pinch=-50, Slide=0

Bottom right: Segments=3, Pinch=-50, Slide=–200

Interface

For details on using the caddy controls, see Editable Poly Settings.

Segments

The number of new edges between each adjacent pair of selected edges. Default=1.

Pinch

The relative spacing between the new, connecting edges. Negative values move the edges closer together; positive values move them farther apart. Default=0.

If Segments=1, the Pinch setting has no effect.

Slide

The relative positioning of the new edges. Default=0.

By default, the new edges are centered. Positive values move them in one direction, while negative values move them in the opposite direction. The new edges cannot move beyond existing edges.

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OK

Applies the settings to the current selection and closes the caddy.

Apply and Continue

Applies the settings to the current selection, retaining them for the preview if you then change the selection.

Cancel

Closes the caddy without applying the settings to the current selection. Does not reverse previous uses of Apply.