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  1. Thanks Pat, I have been trying all i can with no luck. I have attached clip of my screen in hopes that you can spot what i am doing wrong. I can tab into the dynamic display and can get the new reference point but everything i try from there doesn't move the cube. PS may want to turn the sound down as it recorded some Police also. Desktop 2020.01.08 -
  2. Hi There, So make a square and you can manipulate the location of this object by the X,Y&Z coordinates in the object info. once i extrude this i loose this ability. I know i have done it sometimes by making a group but not always. I know about the move tools but this only moves in relation to the current location. How do i change the current location? I am sure the Engineers would have a heart attack if they can not specify a precise location for an object so i am asuming i have missed some info in my search for a solution. Thanks in advance.
  3. Thank you people, It seems that the issue is in my process. Build rater that subtract. I will give it a go. Thanks so much for your help and sharing your knowledge.
  4. Hi Vectorworkians. I am after some help with modelling some letters for 3d printing. My end goal is to print the letter "a" and have it edge lit with an led strip (SEE PIC). I have tried lots of processes and they either come up with the "geometry too complex to compute" or it just plain doesn't work. My last alternative it to model each letter from scratch but there must be an easier way. Here is what i have tried so far. Subtract profile from solid process. I have created and extruded object from converting the text "a" to polylines the extrude. Then take the outside line (remove face and convert to lines and compose) and i split this to give a start and end to the line. Then i draw my profile and extrude along path. All of this works fine. Now no matter what i do it throws me this to complex to compute. I have converted to all alternatives with no luck. I have tried to subtract other objects from the "a" and it works so i know it comes down to my extruded path. I also tried to create 2 x "a"'s and scale one down and subtract one from the other to build this in sections but as it scales from the middle any outward faces scale fine but the inward facing scale towards the centre. Any input at this stage would be great. Thanks in advance. DLA.
  5. @mike m oz have you been told today that your are a champion? With VW skills like these I assume the ladies tell you everyday! Thanks mate.
  6. Hi there, I am trying to use the square tubing tool but it doesn't allow me to specify the length. The only info I can find states that length can be set form object info (Design Series Required). I am using Designer on Windows 10 but I am assuming that Design series is and additional plug-in. Can anyone please clarify for me. Nick.


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