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I want to hit "F" and add an edge between the last vertex of the real object, and the first vertex of it's array-modifier-duplicated clone.

The problem is, selecting the first vertex of the clone actually selects the first vertex of the original instead, so the edge goes in the wrong place.

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This is wrong: the new edge should connect the gear teeth together, not close off the tooth.

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There doesn't seem to be a way to set the cursor to the cloned vertex either.

What's the fastest way to add an edge (and required vertex) as if the cloned vertex were actually there?

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Scenario 1

Make one copy of Array real to be able snap extruded vertex and add Array modifier again. Like:

  • Duplicate Array modifier (and disable one of them)
  • Set Count 2 and Apply
  • Enable Snap > Vertex type
  • Create connection by Extruding E Vertex
  • Delete unwanted parts (second teeth)
  • Enable Array modifier back

Scenario 2

Do it out of edit mode by another object and than join them. Like ...

  • in Edit mode Shift+D first vertex
  • Separate > Selected P
  • in Object mode select separeted vertex, go to edit mode
  • enable Snap tool and to Vertex
  • select vertex, Extrude E, Snap to first Array copy
  • go to Object mode and Join these two Objects Ctrl+J

BTW Do you know there is a addon GearGenMaster?

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