Steven Kenzer

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  1. Both techniques worked so thank you again. For now, it's easiest to just change my import scale to 1:1 and be done with it ( I have about 30 files to review). I can't tell you how much I've appreciated this forum over the years.
  2. Thanks so much for the help.
  3. Boy...still stumped here. Can you take a look at this file and see if you can make the large dimension arrows go away? I'm attaching it now. This is just after importing. Thank you. 303_Buffet.vwx
  4. I'm in the process of importing quite a few dwg's from an office that uses AutoCad. Everything comes in fine other then one detail. The dimensional arrow markers are HUGE. I'm attaching a screenshot to give a sense of this. I have tried playing with the import settings to no avail. Does anyone have the quick fix to this, maybe experienced a similar thing before? Thanks for any help.
  5. Thanks, Zoomer. I'll look into that.
  6. I need to create a 3D solid object that looks something like the attached 2d screen shot. I'm trying to create the carved texture you see on the image attached by taking that object and then subtracting from a solid one. I can easily extrude a free form shape but that ends up straight along it's path. I need that path to be irregular also. Maybe I’m going about this totally wrong...this is a bit out of my wheelhouse. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Perhaps a different approach or one that gives me the solid object I'm trying to create? Ultimately, I don't have to duplicate the image exactly but just convey a somewhat similar hand carved look to the surface. Thanks in advance for any help here...always appreciated.
  7. That's a good point...thanks. It does seem simpler to change path with Sweep than EAP. I'm back on track now.
  8. Great to know......thanks again.
  9. The beauty of this forum. Yup, that was it! The other day, I was curious about that setting, so switched it on. Unfortunately, forgot to turn it off. Thanks so much everyone.
  10. Thanks, Pat. Yes, I've never been concerned about the location of the profile before. Having said that, I just opened a new blank file, plan view, placed one circle in, then placed a smaller circle in. Selected both and used the larger circle as the path, smaller one as profile and.....failed once again! See screenshots. I'm starting to wonder if this is some malfunction of VW for some weird reason. Is it possible something is corrupt here??
  11. Sweep + loci worked well...thank you! Jim, I'm still not able to do this as I typically did and as you showed doing it??? No clue why that isn’t working. I am on 2017 SP3. No need to convert these 3d circles for that process, correct? You drew a large circle, then drew the smaller one, placed profile circle where you said and it worked. I go through that same process and it fails. I was never aware the location of the profile made a difference. Baffled but all good with Sweep command for now. I'm going to keep playing with this to see what I'm doing wrong in terms of Jim's technique. Thank you all.
  12. I'm having trouble with a very simple extrude along path command. Here's the task. I need to run a 1/2" diameter rod around a 36" diameter circle. Sounds simple, I know but..everything I've tried fails. I first create the 36" D circle, the path. Am I correct I need to convert that to a polyline? Then I draw a 1/2" diameter circle, the profile. Do I need to convert that profile circle to something other than what it is? I've tried all kinds of combinations to no avail....all fail to create the object I need. If someone could help me out here, I would be most appreciative. What's crazy is I've done this on many occasions before...can you say "Senior Moment"? :-) Thanks everyone.
  13. Ha! That was it! Thank you!
  14. Out of the blue, my Navigation Palette is empty. It remains empty no matter what layer I'm in and no matter what drawing I'm in. I must have triggered this somehow but honestly, I have no clue. Does anyone know why this would suddenly happen?? Thanks in advance for any help.
  15. I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a new 15" MacBook Pro and wondering if the forum could help me in terms of what upgrades are worthwhile to this laptop. . I'm currently running 2017 on a new 27" "souped up" iMac and all is well on that end. I would be adding a display to the MacBook Pro, perhaps the LG 4K although wondering about other recommendations for the secondary display. This is not for heavy architectural work but complex furniture design, 3d and 2d. I'm currently looking at: 2.7GHz quad core Intel Core i7 processor/Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz. Would I noticeably benefit from the $200 upgrade on the processor 2.9GHz/3.8GHz? Radeon Pro 455 with 2gb memory. How much of a difference to go to the $100 upgrade to the Radeon Pro 469 with 4gb memory? Any issues I should be aware of with this laptop in terms of interacting with 2017? Is its limit of 16 MB of ram an issue for anyone? Thanks in advance for any help/advice on this subject.