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December 10, 2016, 01:06:09 PM

Turbies

How do I add a box to the top center of this box please?

Thanks!

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* December 10, 2016, 01:15:53 PM
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Turbies

How do I add a box to the top center of this box please?

Thanks!

One way:

Work in the view that you show in the screen-capture you posted.
Insert a Box, Vertex-snapping to two diagonally-opposing corners of the top of that already-drawn Box; Tab into the "Height" field in the Inspector Bar after having Vertex-snapped to the corners but before finishing the insertion, and enter your desired "Height" value.

Now immediately select the Box (F7 should work; or just select it using the Selector Tool).  Change it's X and Y values either via the Inspector Bar or in the Selection Info Palette "Box" section (if your version-16 has this capability).
« Last Edit: December 10, 2016, 01:44:30 PM by Alvin Gregorio »

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December 10, 2016, 01:58:50 PM
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Alvin

Thank you!

That works great!

What's that X, Y , Z thing in the new box?

Why does it say 'edit new object' in the box at bottom?

Thank you!

Happy Holidays!


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* December 10, 2016, 02:00:25 PM
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Another way to do this…
  • Draw you Box object in a isometric view.
  • Draw a 3D polyline between the diagonal corners of the top face.
    This is basically a Construction line and can be deleted afterwards.
  • Activate the Polygonal Prism tool and set the "Sides" to 4.
  • Middle snap to the 3D polyline.
  • Specify an Angle (most likely 45°) and a Side Length, then Enter.
  • Now specify a Height and Enter.
  • You now have a Box atop of the other Box.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2016, 02:12:22 PM by John R »

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* December 10, 2016, 02:14:51 PM
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Alvin

Thank you!

That works great!

What's that X, Y , Z thing in the new box?

Why does it say 'edit new object' in the box at bottom?

Thank you!

Happy Holidays!

RE:  "What's that X, Y , Z thing in the new box?"

That is the Selector Tool's "Rotation Bars".  It's one of the most common things you'll see when working in TurboCAD.


RE:  "Why does it say 'edit new object' in the box at bottom?"
I don't see "edit new object".  I see "Edit the selected object(s)" in the Status Bar at the bottom-left of the TurboCAD window, once something has been selected with the Selector Tool.
If you are seeing "edit new object", either there is something different between your version-16 and my version-20, or I don't know what "edit new object" is.

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December 10, 2016, 02:15:57 PM
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John

Thank you!

Happy Holidays!

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