Carve a Curve by specific length (And not a percentage)

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I have a copy to points SOP based on a curve I cut up to add the welding point onto a pipe I've made. Problem is the the welding points on the pipe are too close to each other, so I want to add an additional carve increase the distance between each carved point by a measurement, not a percentage like carve normally does. Can I do this somehow? With the current way carve works, it shortens my curves relative to the same percent, and how I'd like to use it is to shorten each curve by a 1/10 of an inch (Or some type of exact measurement, so every curve has the same amount taken off)

I hope this all makes sense, I'm very new with Houdini and I don't want to do this in a method that is overly complex or requires too much alteration if possible. Just trying to learn the basics here and ran into this sang with my current project.

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Curves.PNG (292.0 KB)
CurvePipeWithParticles.hipnc (2.2 MB)

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Added resample node to give exact distance between points.

Added parameter in curve node to control expression on the u parameter;

This percentage now corresponds to a specific distance, and is incremented by that distance.

Added a delete node to determine only the points that will be copied to.
Edited by BabaJ - June 1, 2018 01:11:25

Pipe Joint Distance.hipnc (2.2 MB)

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