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Dynamic Cut Plane doesn't work correctly in Draft Redsdk render if "Renderable objects" and "Suppress Hidden Lines" options are turned on. (TC 2018)

1) Select File/Open. Select the file "two_boxes.tcw" and open it.
2) Right click in the drawing area and select "draft rendering". It works fine.
3) Now go to View/Camera/Properties.
4) Select Draft Render, enable "Renderable objects" and "Suppress Hidden Lines" options. Uncheck "Non Renderable objects". Press OK.
5) Wrong results appear for dynamic cut plane.

Currently the cutting plane functionality is fully working only in RedSDK Draft mode. In other RedSDK modes and in GDI Wireframe only the cutting plane graphic can be shown, but the real cutting is absent.
General Discussion / Re: slow disk access
« Last post by lcemoore on December 18, 2018, 04:52:26 AM »
It did in fact seem to be the history cache that was the issue.  In fact when I cleared the history, all IO operations were much faster. On the order of 1-2 seconds to open the dialog.  The weirdest part is that TC itself opens in about 1/2 time it was taking, which makes no sense to me as a programmer.  Filling the history with thumbnail should not be tied to application startup.  It's almost like these thumbnails are created every time TC starts. Certainly not necessary.

Anyway my issues is fixed for now.  Thanks for the ideas.

General Discussion / Re: slow disk access
« Last post by Andy H on December 18, 2018, 03:11:16 AM »
Something you could try.  When the open dialog finally arrives, at the top of the left pane is a drop down box for history, drawings, templates, custom.  Is your set to History.  If so, use the vertical slider in the left pane to count how many history items it looks for, the default I think is 20, but can be set as desired by right clicking in the pane, and choosing Define history length.  too high a value could slow things down.

As a test, if you don't mind losing the history thumbnails until you have opened the files in TC again, you could clear the history (available in the right click menu as above) in case something in the history log or something the log is trying to find, is causing a problem, .  The log is actually a text file probably in (assuming windows 10), C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\IMSIDesign\TurboCAD 2018\Deluxe x64\History. 

I have experienced slow file opening dialog, up to 30 seconds.  But it appears to have cleared up,  this could be one of two things, either something in the history log got knocked off the bottom of it, (mine is set at 20, so saving another file, knocks one of the older files off the list).  Or. Windows 10 sent a weekly update which cured the problem.  I don't know which of these is true.   
General Discussion / Re: slow disk access
« Last post by Torfinn on December 17, 2018, 11:51:52 PM »
If the last file you saved before closing TC was on a disk that have a lot of files it can takes TC some time to open, i see that myself if i was in my download disk before closing TC it takes looong time for TC to sort that disk next time i open TC again, but not like 43 sec.

General Discussion / Re: slow disk access
« Last post by nikkipollard on December 17, 2018, 09:58:40 PM »
This is not the way TC behaves for me. I just use TC on a 4 years old laptop. Something doesn't seem right
Problems / Re: Placing a block into paper space
« Last post by Jeffin90620 on December 17, 2018, 05:18:09 PM »
Seccond question, In paper space I get a visible box round each named view. I can turn this off by selecting the object properties and turning this off, but I can only do this one box at a time, which is a bit of a pain. I there a properties setting to turn the box on and off for all the views at the same time.

No, you can select all Viewports simultaneously and deactivate the Visible radio button, as seen in the attached video.

Problems / Re: 2016 PP Opens Multiple Files on Startup
« Last post by John Earl on December 17, 2018, 05:07:38 PM »

I Ran the program on both of my computers, a laptop and desktop.  The results were the same in both cases, which is encouraging as consistency is important.

Settings as follows from Program Setup/General:
New Document from:  Factory Settings
Load at Startup:  Run TC Start

1.  Started the program and hid all the files which were loading.
2.  Ran the program as Administrator and checked the box to remove the annoying upgrade popup.
3.  No difference in operation of the program noted when running as administrator.
4.  When starting the program with no recent files visible to the program, the program starts fine and comes up with the workspace and no startup window.  I must go to the file menu at the top of the page to open a drawing.
5.  I opened several drawings and found that the program behaved consistently as follows:

When the program is closed while one or more drawings are open, all the drawings open when the program is next started.
When all the drawings are closed, but not the program, the startup window will appear when the program is next started.

I did not know the program worked like this and I don't know if it was always like this.  Perhaps I just did not notice.  Anyway, I understand it now so I am happy again!
The program is difficult at times but is really perfect for me.
Problems / Re: Placing a block into paper space
« Last post by Jeffin90620 on December 17, 2018, 04:44:27 PM »
I have an assembly in which I have blocks. I can create named views and viewports of the assembly in a paper space, but can't create viewport for an individual component part of the assembly, the individual block. I get an error message saying I cannot change draing space while edit block/group content mode is active.

Exit the Block Edit function and return to normal editing in Model space.  You will then be able to create a View of the desired object.

Problems / Re: Solid Edit ? Best practice ? Any tips?
« Last post by Jeffin90620 on December 17, 2018, 04:38:56 PM »
Ok- I see! Do you know about this is a lack in TC or simply the nature in CAD ?

Simply the nature of CAD.  A collection of Polylines is not a solid object.  A solid object inside a CAD program is, in essence, a computer program (not dissimilar to BASIC) with a list of commands and data (Surfaces, mostly) used to create the 'solid' object.  When you Explode, you throw away the commands that worked with the Surfaces to describe the solid object, so you only have Surfaces.  TurboCAD can, in most cases, convert a Surface to a Solid, but it warns you at the beginning that it may not be exact.  Speaking from experience, the reconstructed Solid object will take up a lot more memory than the original Solid object.

Surfaces are also a program listing that includes commands and Polylines; when you explode them, you throw away the commands and only have the Polylines.  TurboCAD cannot re-construct a Surface or a Solid from the Polylines.  I don't know if any other program even tries, either.

Problems / Re: activation code
« Last post by Jeffin90620 on December 17, 2018, 04:28:25 PM »
So I bought a new computer, and i am in trouble . I have downloaded Turbo Cad 21  64 bit.and now require an activation code.

In the hopes that you never delete old emails, check them for one from IMSI (mine was from [email protected]).  In GMail, I just had to search for "imsidesign.com activation" and found it in short order.

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