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General Discussion / Going from X-Y drawings to X-Z for a Lathe
« Last post by jwillard on June 20, 2018, 03:44:50 PM »
I'm entering some new territory here and need to get pointed correctly.

I did a wonderful drawing of a cylindrical piece we need to make a few of. We have a Haas SF-30 CNC lathe and I thought i'd run it through CamBam and viola... a part. Well....... I'm having some issues. The biggie is, DesignCad 3D Max 2018, when in 2D mode, which is what I drew this in is X-Y only. The Haas is X-Z.

Do I need to redraw this in 3D mode using the X-Z plane? MUST I learn 3D and do it that way? Can I save what I've got or do we chalk this up to lesson learned?
Thanks
Jeff
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BasicCAD / Re: Change AW_TYPE - Does NOT appear to work.
« Last post by Shaheryar Rafiq on June 13, 2018, 05:18:15 AM »
Issue was reproduced at our end. Our development team is looking into for possible fix.

Thank you for your patience and for bringing this up.
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General Discussion / Re: Corrupted file
« Last post by bdeck on June 12, 2018, 07:27:29 PM »
I never use the snap grid, so as penance I'm going to remap the key to pop up an obnoxious message.  :P

Hi Bob,

I never use the grid either, so I long ago mapped the "G" key to "group define" and the "U" key to "group explode" (group/ungroup). 

bd
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I think the insert manager issue was only discovered "broken" by the Feb 27 patch, ali reported it fixed at his end, but no further patch has been released since then.

http://forum.designcadcommunity.com/index.php?topic=7095.0

A new patch without Red mode has been promised as imminent some time ago, but there must be some bumps in the road. 

http://forum.designcadcommunity.com/index.php?topic=7111.0

I hope they are working on the slow rubber band line in shaded mode, which could be worked around by running in red mode.

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Anybody else seeing this:
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My Mixed Mode Shading is no longer displaying black outlines, only outlines of the entity's color. In the beginning it displayed black only in front views (viewing angles between 0 and 180 degrees(?)) and all back views displayed outlines of the entity's color. Now it's colored views no matter the viewing angle.
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Access to my Insert Manager is only by selecting an insertable item and clicking the 'Edit content' button in the Info Box. The other means of access (File menu> Insert Manager, and shortcut Shift+M are not working... again.  I remember it being fixed in the Feb 27th patch.

Lar
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General Discussion / Re: Display bug
« Last post by Dr PR on June 06, 2018, 08:47:26 PM »
AHA!

Any time I assign a new custom working plane the "main" window is changed to the "side" view and not the "perspective" view that I normally work in. BUG!

However, the orientation of the view doesn't actually change - showing the same rotation as with the original working plane perspective view.

I just noticed this when creating a new working plane.

This may have something to do with the problem reported earlier. It seems that when I zoom after changing to the custom work plane the view moves and rotates to the "side" view.

This doesn't always happen just this way, so I'll have to keep watching it. But switching the "main" window to the "side" view probably has something to do with it.

Phil
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BasicCAD / Re: Change AW_TYPE - Does NOT appear to work.
« Last post by Lar on June 05, 2018, 03:21:19 PM »

(the arrow numbers are in the order they appear in DCAD).
Not sure if we are on the same page or not but what I'm saying is the numbering for the way they appear in dcad's arrow command is in this order:
1, 10, 4, 8, 5, 9, 11, 12, 3, 7, 2, 6
Besides that,  DT's Macros Review says the numbering is from 0 to 13. If you notice, "0" and "13" are not in the arrow command. Wonder if that has something to do with Change AW_TYE being broken.


Lar
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BasicCAD / Re: Change AW_TYPE - Does NOT appear to work.
« Last post by jacklward on June 04, 2018, 01:31:37 PM »
Lar,

I think the type numbering is ok, at least macro command >Arrow...<Type (the arrow numbers are in the order they appear in DCAD).

I ran in to the Change AW_TYPE problem last year but forgot about it, as I recall reading AW_TYPE works correctly, the problem as I recall was only with Change.

Unfortunately, I was in need of a solution which I now assume is a long way off.

I'm going to send it to IMSI tech support and see if they have a solution, the problem is I doubt their solution will work for v20 which I am back using because every version after 20 has gotten slower and slower with 2018 taking over 2x longer to do redraws.

Its too bad someone at IMSI didn't  bother to test Change AW_ARROW when they wrote the software for that command, obviously, this has been this way since v20 and most likely forever.  I just have a hard time fathoming how no one caught it, anyone testing Change would see that it didn't work!

Jack
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BasicCAD / Re: Change AW_TYPE - Does NOT appear to work.
« Last post by Lar on June 04, 2018, 09:15:47 AM »


It looks like Change AW_TYPE is broken, from what I can determine.


Besides that, it seems the arrow type numbering is not relative to the order they are displayed in the arrow command dialog.


This is the type numbering: 1, 10, 4, 8, 5, 9, 11, 12, 3, 7, 2, 6


Lar
...I reported it in Bug Reports.
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BasicCAD / Change AW_TYPE - Does NOT appear to work.
« Last post by jacklward on June 04, 2018, 05:52:52 AM »
After too many hours trying to figure out what was going wrong with Change AW_TYPE, I concluded the problem is within DCAD.

To test my theory I wrote a short macro, attached, and a small DCAD drawing, also attached.

Open the drawing, select a column of black arrows (12) and run the macro.

The results should look like the blue arrows NOT the red ones.

Any Ideas would be appreciated.
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