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Problems / Re: moving object in delta z axis
« Last post by RetEng on March 21, 2019, 06:45:07 PM »
Good suggestion, thanks!
There are solutions that are unrelated to TurboCAD (specifically, at least).

Do a Google search for these terms: "msmpeng.exe high cpu".

Or you could just go to this site and follow the instructions: https://windowsreport.com/msmpeng-exe-high-cpu/

I wonder if this is what he's talking about.

The object, when selected, reports zero thickness in Z, but when you Examine it, you see that it is in two parts.

I think you want to relocate the origin of your workspace. Go to Workspace>Display Workplane. Then Workspace>Workplane>Edit. Click and release on the little yellow circle below your object; move the cursor to approximately the midpoint of the vertical centerline of the object; press M on the keyboard.

Henry H
Try this to see if it does what you want.

I'm inclined to advise that you could enter the Inspector Bar and change the values manually, because I think that's what you want.

If not, place the cursor over the main drawing area and right-click.  As shown in the popup shown in the first image, click on Selector 3D Properties....

Change the selections highlighted in the second image (Entity CS and Extents CS shows the object-referenced values, so Pos X and Pos Y will be zero except during a modification).  This will change the coordinate system in use; you may experiment as you wish.


General Discussion / Re: Remove offset from object copied form another drawing
« Last post by mikeh on March 21, 2019, 03:12:50 PM »

Thanks for the reply.

One is to select the object, press the 'D' key to free the Local Reference Point, move the cursor to where you want the reference point to be, and snap to set it.

This is not my question. I am able to relocate the "local reference point" per your suggestion.

The other is to select the object and invoke the Place on Workplane command

I have tried this, but it does not resolve the problem. The offsets shown in the lower "Pos X" and "Pos Y" are referencing some other location, probably their offset in the original drawing.

Sample file attached.
Tips and Tricks / Pop-Up Screens View Size
« Last post by John B. on March 21, 2019, 02:56:03 PM »
For years I would have an issue with the size of pop-up screens being too large to see all that is within the screen.  I struggled with trying to nudge the screen upward by holding the cursor and moving it.  In particular is the SNAP/GEO buttons at the bottom of the workspace. 
When I upgraded to TC 2018 Pro/Platinum, I played around with the screen resolution and I got more area of the workspace when I maximized the screen resolution to 3840 x 2160.  When I did this, I found that I needed larger text in order to see the menus so I set it at 350.  When I went to open the SNAP at the bottom of the workspace the full snap box couldn’t be seen.  I went ‘round and ‘round with the screen resolution to the point that I wasn’t able to change it anymore.  I finally fixed that issue by changing the text size back to medium and I could again see all the resolution sizes.  And by doing that I discovered that I could see the entire SNAP box.  I adjusted the text size to 261 and that made everything a good fit.  The pop-up boxes and the menu text.
To change screen resolution right click on the desktop and click on Screen Resolution then make changes in the pop-up. 
To change text size right click on the desktop and go to Screen Resolution and choose “Make text and other items larger or smaller.”  Then click on “Set custom text size (DPI).”  I settled on 261 DPI.
I also changed the toolbar icons and other icons to the max (64, 64).  Just a warning:  The same settings may not be the same on another computer monitor.  I have two 32” TVs and there are differences.

Good luck,

John B.
There are two ways to interpret what you are asking.

One is to select the object, press the 'D' key to free the Local Reference Point, move the cursor to where you want the reference point to be, and snap to set it.

The other is to select the object and invoke the Place on Workplane command (usually found under the Format drop down menu).

General Discussion / Re: Leaf Spring using Bend to Path
« Last post by Jeffin90620 on March 21, 2019, 02:39:44 PM »
I once used Bend to Path in an abnormal scenario.

That is quite inventive.

As I had said, the 1st File Open was taking ~30s. Something in TurboCAD was triggering a huge amount of disc file activity with the Microsoft MsMpEng.exe process using a lot of the CPU. Now I have uninstalled the unused programs each File Open dialog comes up nearly immediately. I had left TC2017 on the PC until now because TC2018 is just an upgrade, and I was concerned uninstalling it would muck something up. And yes, it did! The Windows Explorer thumbnail renderer stopped working, so the icons just displayed a static TC icon instead of the contents of the drawing. In desperation I did a new TC2018 install > Repair, and luckily this fixed the problem. I'm not willing to experiment further as it has already wasted a lot of time but hopefully if anyone else experiences a similar problem they may stumble across this forum topic.
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