[EDIT: Based on what Rip tried to convey, and on what is written in the Help File screen-capture below (highlighted), I would say that the TurboCAD Warning Message I referred to in my original Post is slightly wrong:
"Selecting the object in the 2D mode changes the drawing's WorkPlane.
Do you want to continue?"
I think it should say:
"Selecting the object in the 2D mode changes the drawing's
WorkPlane User Coordinate System.
Do you want to continue?"
I think that clears it up. Or am I wrong.
Selecting an object in 2d mode changes the drawings CS (workplane).
Making changes (moving rotating, etc...) to an object while in 3d mode changes the objects coordinate system (entityCS)
The messages are correct.
This video gives a much easier explanation. I hope...
I watched the video. As all your instructional videos, it's a good video; thanks for producing and publishing it.
Having been a TurboCAD Pro user for many years, and pretty comfortable with 3D Modeling (not Rendering, however), most of what was in the video was remedial for me, personally.
One thing I did learn- and learned from your earlier Post- is that TurboCAD is designed to: "Selecting an object in 2d mode changes the drawings CS (workplane). Making changes (moving rotating, etc...) to an object while in 3d mode changes the objects coordinate system (entityCS)"
I guess I've never become aware of that.
One thing that is still confusing, related to this Topic: It seems
to me that sometimes you want to say that "WorkPlane" is the same as "Coordinate System"; and sometimes it seems like you are saying that "WorkPlane" is not
the same as "Coordinate System".
Can you offer any more clarification on that?
Also on a semi-related subject: You state that "Selecting an.... object while in 3d mode changes the objects coordinate system (entityCS)". But it has been my experience (in version 11) that a 3D Objects "internal" or "inherent" Coordinate System doesn't change (as discussed here-> http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,11054.0.html
; unless doing a 3D Boolean Add (as suggested in a Post in the linked Topic).
Any clarification on that?
(These aren't imperative questions; I understand both of the subjects enough to get by. And with some dinkin' around in TurboCAD, it's becoming clearer and clearer.)
« Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 04:26:59 PM by Alvin Gregorio »
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