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Problems / Re: Copy in Place
« Last post by Henry Hubich on May 19, 2018, 09:10:27 AM »
Thanks I'll try it to see if that works

Turning the Part Tree OFF might not help with an object that was created with it ON.

Henry H
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When you want to move a selected object, place the cursor on its yellow Reference Point -- NOT on one of the green rotation handles and NOT on its edge. When the cursor changes to a four-way arrow shape, click and release the left mouse button. Drag the object to its destination and Snap it in place. (Many users, myself included, prefer to use keyboard shortcuts -- SEKEs -- for snapping, rather than to activate one or more of the "running" Snaps modes.)

Henry H
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Problems / Re: Copy in Place
« Last post by to on May 19, 2018, 06:36:22 AM »
Thanks I'll try it to see if that works
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Gallery / Re: TC2018 - Recent RedSDK Render selection
« Last post by Darrel Durose on May 19, 2018, 06:11:35 AM »
Daz there top shelf renders, like Jeff said cant tel the difference from photo or render.

Well done indeed and brilliant

Where does imsi have info on the redsdk plugin for sale or upgrade?

Many Thanks Darryl...

Not sure what's going off with the RedSDk Plugin for customers? Hopefully the owners will tell when they will have it packaged and available?

What I find a bit annoying they have added the option to convert RedSDK shaders to Lightworks Shaders upon opening a drawing which is great... if only they did this when RedSDK was the default render engine. They could of even made it so Lightworks Material Parameters to drive RedSDK shaders which would have reduced the frustration of many users with redSDK just being Image based and harder to understand.... In hindsight eh.... Rant over...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKd7diwuKAs
Have you watched this video? Although it is 3d it does explain how snaps work

or this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM8eTDKNx5E
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Still missing something somewhere!

I tried your advice and the alleged-Manual for this more advanced Snap feature, on a very simple, new drawing - just 3 dissimilar rectangles, a short way apart with their Centres of Extent on a common y-value line.

Tried making the right-hand shape join the centre one. Success, probably more by chance than skill! It resembled as intended, the elevation of a flanged bush.
Tried repeating with the left-hand rectangle - nothing worked. Sometimes it halved the shape's height, or pushed it to a random point elsewhere!
Gave up, turned the computer off, did something more useful.

Next time tried just 2 rectangles, but I could not find the right moves at all. Somehow one rectangle ended up with its CE well outside it and I can find no way to return it.

So I can use at least some of the basic Snaps direct from their menu, but not to manipulate entire shapes. I'm still where I started, having to calculate CofE co-ordinate moves - the "Manual" tells you Snaps avoid needing to do so, but not how.

I trawled the www for any references to proper TurboCAD literature. I encountered a big division between users who find it easy and like it - yes, from professional CAD experience - and beginners like me who described it as very difficult to learn. I'd heard this elsewhere, too. The common thread is the lack of any proper manual for TurboCAD; just assorted unofficial videos, mainly on you-tube.

I did find a version of the official "Help" menu pdf. document, but it's the same tangle, still starting with pages of advanced computer-handling before saying anything about drawing; and full of references to other pages far away among >700 others.  It had made one improvement, separating Snaps from Layers.

One point someone picked up - TurboCAD's symbols are all-American. (I didn't know it has a symbols library, for engineering-drawing at least.) Well, yes, it's an American product, but if you need are another country's or ISO industrial standards, or they are not included, you have to create your own. I realised TC has a big section for architecture and wood-work, but no obvious references to, and terms for, mechanical-engineering. Yes of course it lets you make engineering-drawings, but that lack is partly why I had to ask how to denote something as basic as a cross-section!

One is becoming very disheartened, one is. I'd have given up already if it were not for the money I've spent (software, printer, paper, ink, electricity) and hours expended. TurboCAD is the only genuine, professional-grade CAD package available to the amateur engineer. I know what TurboCAD can do for the expert, I know the expert would find it easy to use TurboCAD for the drawing types I need.... . Unfortunately, with no proper support literature it is extremely hard to learn even the basics by yourself, when you are reasonably competent at manual technical-drawing but lack any previous CAD training and experience.

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re: …I’d be happy to program in a custom keyboard shortcut that associates the space bar with the select tool - if I could figure out how to assign keyboard shortcuts.
  • Select the "Keyboard" page, then the "Edit" category, then "EditSelect".
  • Go to the "Press New Shortcut Key" field and press a key.
  • Click on the "Assign" key.
Edit: changed the dialog picture to V6.

Another thing that can cure problems is to shut down TurboCAD and delete the "TCW60.INI" file or rename it with something like an *.OLD extension (if you don't want to delete it). Restart V6.

Looking at my copy of V6, the Spacebar was not assigned to anything.
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Gallery / Re: Church window
« Last post by Darryl W on May 18, 2018, 08:13:02 PM »
Andy what version of turbocad do you use to render this?
What render engine?
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Gallery / Re: TC2018 - Recent RedSDK Render selection
« Last post by Darryl W on May 18, 2018, 08:00:13 PM »
Daz there top shelf renders, like Jeff said cant tel the difference from photo or render.

Well done indeed and brilliant

Where does imsi have info on the redsdk plugin for sale or upgrade?
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Problems / Re: spacebar exit to select tool stopped working on new T-CAD instances
« Last post by g_k on May 18, 2018, 06:14:46 PM »
thanx for the suggestions thus far.

ok, I went to Tools > Customize and selected the Setup tab.  The current “Load From” source was “autocad.”  I clicked the dropdown arrow and selected tcv6_1024x768, and with “Load all selections” checked, I clicked the “Load From:” button.  A pop-up with the message “Are you sure you want to reset this?  This action will remove all settings.”  I clicked yes, watched the drawing refresh then clicked “Close.” 

I then clicked the line draw tool and tried the space bar.  It did not return to the select tool.  I went back to the one working instance I still have up and verified that it still does respond to the space bar.

I repeated the above incantation, this time clicking the “Reset all” button instead of “Close.”  Still no luck.

Everything was working ok up until last week when I inadvertently mistyped something that made the intrinsic “space bar -> select tool” shortcut stop working on that and any new instances of TurboCAD.  It would be nice to know what command my mistype issued to TurboCAD and how to reverse that process.  Short of that, I’d be happy to program in a custom keyboard shortcut that associates the space bar with the select tool - if I could figure out how to assign keyboard shortcuts.

any other ideas?                               g_k

by the way, running multiple instances hasn’t caused problems thus far, and considering that one of them I left running still works, I don’t think that has anything to do with why space bar stopped working.
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