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General Discussion / Re: Printing large format
« Last post by rchathamk on May 11, 2017, 07:24:28 AM »
No I just have a small printer I download it on a memory stick and take it to Staples for them to print the 24 X 36.  I would like to see the drawing & text before I do without zooming it.  The biggest problem I have I am not a expert. I appreciate the quick response.  Thanks Ric
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General Discussion / Re: Printing large format
« Last post by Rob S on May 11, 2017, 07:10:06 AM »
What exactly kind of trouble are you having? 

Do you have a specific large format printer for your test prints, if so what model?

One good way to produce test prints if to print to a pdf driver such as acrobat, cute, or foxit, and then view at 100% onscreen.

If you are trying to print to pdf, sometimes it helps to reduce the resolution under printer properties (sometimes it is set at 4000x4000 by default, 600x600 is plenty.

Anyway, I am wildly guessing, as I don't know exactly what your problem is.

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General Discussion / Printing large format
« Last post by rchathamk on May 11, 2017, 06:42:54 AM »
I am having trouble printing large enough text on a 24" X 36" paper.  I have designCad V.25. I want to be able to see what it looks like before taking it to Staples to have it printed.  Help, Please

Ric
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SDK Errata / Re: Delete points crashes DC when run twice in a group.
« Last post by bdeck on May 10, 2017, 10:19:02 AM »
Oops, on retry, the fix above does not work reliably. 

The crash comes when using the delete points command when
1)  no points are set,
2)  a group is selected.

Below is a solution that seems to work better.

Any ideas?

Code: [Select]
If Not Sys(345) Then end

>setselectedpoints   ' put selected points in buffer
{
}
if sys(1)<1 then          ' check buffer count
message "no points selected"
end
endif
>DeletePoints
{
}
>deselect    'erase vestigial point marks
{
}
>selectprevious
{
}
end
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General Discussion / Re: Upgrade link appears to be broken.
« Last post by DrollTroll on May 10, 2017, 05:37:45 AM »
Thanks guys, I'll have them fix it.
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SDK Errata / Delete points crashes DC when run twice in a group.
« Last post by bdeck on May 09, 2017, 08:48:41 PM »
See Attached drawing.

DC 26.2 (32 bit 3d max, win7) crashes very reliably when I follow the directions in the drawing. Lost a days work in the crash, so decided to look into it. Is this unique to my system?
 
Here's the delpts macro that caused the crash, run from the command line.
Code: [Select]
>DeletePoints
{
}
end

Here's a fix that DID NOT avoid the crash:  (Edit 5/10)
Code: [Select]
>DeletePoints
{
}
>deselect
{
}
>selectprevious
{
}
end

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General Discussion / Re: Upgrade link appears to be broken.
« Last post by Rob S on May 09, 2017, 07:07:02 PM »
The first mentioned 3D max 2016 link works for me right now

The second has been improved upon

https://www.turbocad.com/designcad/designcad-3d-max-2016-upgrade-from-v18-v25.html
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General Discussion / Upgrade link appears to be broken.
« Last post by MarkX on May 09, 2017, 03:29:03 PM »
The link under the upgrade tab on this page:

https://www.turbocad.com/designcad/designcad-3d-max-2016.html

says to go to this page:

https://www.turbocad.com/designcad-3d-max-v26-upgrade-from-v22-v24.html

But said page doesn't exist.

Thanks!
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SDK Feature Requests / Re: Exit Condition from Setpoint command
« Last post by bdeck on May 08, 2017, 03:36:13 PM »
Hi DT,

Doh!..... (edit)

I was looking for an indicator similar to sys(999) (escape key or return key on exit).

On reflection, it appears that the key can be deduced by comparing sys(1) to the prior value of sys(1) and the numerical parameter. Had forgotten that the escape key merely erases the last point set in the function, and does not exit the function unless it is pressed with no points set.

But on further reflection, there does not appear to be any way to determine which key was pressed when sys(1)=pntcount0 (in the example below).    (Edit)

Thanks,
bd

Quote
for i = 1 to 3
pntcount0=sys(1)
n=3
SETPOINT "set some points", n
if  sys(1)=pntcount0 then
        message "Esc Key pressed,  or Enter Keypressed with no points set.     (Edit) "
else
        if sys(1)<n then
                message "enter key pressed"
        else
                 message "n pnts set"
endif
next i
end
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Looking For Help? / Re: 2D to 3D to CAM
« Last post by bdeck on May 08, 2017, 09:48:14 AM »
Here are a couple of examples shown after moving the grid off of the stations.
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