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Everything posted by GWS

  1. Yes I was wondering why it still works in other Apps but not VW
  2. As far as I remember the keyboard shortcut is 'Y' to toggle them on and off
  3. Agreed Mike, I use other software as well as VW but I somehow doubt that VW will implement that kind of feature while some of the more basic stuff is still omitted.
  4. Thank you Mike, I can't see why the move face mode shouldn't do the same thing.
  5. Mike, if there is a hole in your object and it then loses it's history how do you then change the size of the hole having used the Push/Pull Tool and been left with a generic solid
  6. Please can 3d Filleting and chamfering be part of the history tree
  7. Can we please, please, please have associative 3D dimensions, preferably ones that can be applied through the viewport annotations
  8. The Push/Pull tool still leaves a Generic solid when using the move face mode even on a simple extrude with a hole through it. Not much use if the editable history is lost. I wish for this to be fixed
  9. Sad to see that the 3D fillet/chamfer tool still is not included as part of the history tree when editing an object.....and no associative 3D dimensions either. Oh dear oh dear!!
  10. If you're using a Mac with Lion, they've hidden the user library folder, who knows why so you'll have to go to Finder>Go/Go to Folder and type ~/Library/ Or Hold down the option key when clicking on the Finder>Go menu
  11. I have often found that the result leaves you with a Generic Solid with no editable history thereby reducing the usefulness of the tool anyway.
  12. Thanks Kevin, I'll try that method.
  13. I do quite a bit of exporting for waterjet/laser cutting and CNC routing. Often I will take a 3D object, look at one surface and convert to lines to create outlines for the machining/cutting. The trouble is that any rounded or curved edge turns into a series of short straight lines rather than arcs. I then compose these lines and use arc smoothing to convert to a single polyline. Arc smoothing is temperamental & depending on the zoom level you are at, it can change a simple circle into an odd shape It would be great if either the convert to lines maintained the arc format of circles or better still if there was a tool that converted the outlines to continuous polylines particularly suited for water or laser cutting.
  14. Associative 3D Dimensions & 3D Constraints I doubt the later will ever happen but the Associative 3D Dimensions would be nice especially if they were able to be applied through annotations a viewport.
  15. Thank you all for the advice
  16. Is there anyway around this?
  17. I've tried exporting the file without the poly line but it makes no difference. What I have just tried is exporting without the black fills and the file is now 428k. Why would the fills cause such a large file?
  18. This file is a 2D shape. The outline is a closed polyline and the black areas are circles and polygons. The DXF file when exported is 16.4Mb. Why is it so large, when similar files without the oval polygons are only 0.5-1Mb in size? They is only one layer and only 2 extra classes in addition to the normal 'None' & 'dimension' classes
  19. The tool sets bar can be opened in the drop down menu at the top of the screen window>palettes>toolsets
  20. I can't use your link to see your image??
  21. I try to make them look presentable but it takes a long time and ultimately you can't do enough with whats on offer!
  22. GWS


    Thanks for the help, Pat, that did the trick.
  23. I have selected 'Do not ungroup subgroups' from the dialogue window that pops up and also clicked on the button 'always do the this action'. I now can't ungroup a group. How do I reset the 'always do this action' so I can ungroup a group?
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