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GEO Button
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* November 25, 2015, 07:33:53 PM
This is a dumb question.

What does the GEO button (located at the bottom right hand corner of the monitor) do?

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Walter
TC2015 Platinum


* November 25, 2015, 09:12:18 PM
#1
See the "Running Snaps" section of Running and Local Snaps in the Help.

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John R.

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* November 25, 2015, 09:34:14 PM
#2
Thanks John

So my reading is that
The GEO button toggles on/off geometric aids (Extended Ortho, Apparent Intersection, and Show Magnetic Point) that have been selected as running snaps.

Am I correct?

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Walter
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* November 25, 2015, 09:39:40 PM
#3
Your guess is as good as mine. I haven't used running snaps in about 20 years or very rarely.

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John R.

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* November 25, 2015, 10:50:45 PM
#4
How do you snap then?

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Walter
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* November 26, 2015, 06:18:59 AM
#5
How do you snap then?

SEKE= Single Equivalent Keyboard Entry.

Below is excerpted from the on-line User's Guide:

SEKEs
 
Single Equivalent Keyboard Entries are keyboard shortcuts, or hotkeys, for quickly performing a function or snapping. SEKE's are affected by the snap aperture settings. If the sought snap point or type is not available within the aperture and Use snap aperture is turned on the SEKE will not snap.

 To use a SEKE for snapping, place the cursor on the desired object and press the key. For example, place the cursor anywhere on a line and press M to snap to its midpoint.

 The following is the list of SEKE snaps:
 C - Center (snaps to the center of an arc, circle, or ellipse)
 G - Grid (snaps to the nearest grid point).
 H - Perpendicular Opposite (snaps to an endpoint so that the new line is bisected by an existing line)
 I - Intersection (snaps to the intersection of two objects)
 J - Perpendicular (snaps to the perpendicular projection to an object)
 M - Midpoint
 N - Nearest on Graphic (snaps to the nearest place touched by the cursor)
 Q - Quadrant Point (snaps to 0, 90, 180, 270 degree point of a circle, arc, ellipse)
S - No Snap
 V - Vertex (snaps to endpoints of lines and arcs


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Alvin Gregorio
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* November 26, 2015, 10:32:36 AM
#6
How do I snap? Just like Alvin described.

I use the SEKE/hotkeys described on this page: SEKE's. I don't have them all memorized, but enough to get by.

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John R.

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* November 26, 2015, 10:38:27 AM
#7
Thanks
So what is their advantage over using running snaps? Or is it just a personal preference thing?

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Walter
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* November 26, 2015, 10:51:56 AM
#8
I use Running Snaps-- though not exclusively.  I use them in conjunction with SEKEs.
I seem to be in the minority, amongst experienced TurboCADers. (?)

The reason I do is that-- with Snap Aperture displayed, and Show Magnetic Point option active-- I like to see what the snap is going to be before I make the snap.  Sometimes, there is more than one possibility within the Snap Aperture.

I usually work with only the Vertex and Intersection Snaps running.  See my typical Snap settings below.  I sometimes will add others, as required by the current action, and often turn them back off quickly.

It's just what works for my method of drafting, and what I've become accustomed to.

-Alvin

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Alvin Gregorio
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* November 26, 2015, 11:09:52 AM
#9
It's more of a personal preference thing, as I have more control over where it snaps to. Depending on the situation, running snaps may be faster, but too many of them can create problems.

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John R.

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* November 26, 2015, 01:12:50 PM
#10
Thank you Alvin & John. I appreciate your input.

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Walter
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* November 26, 2015, 07:54:24 PM
#11
I use the same method Alvin does.
I have endpoint, intersection and midpoint always on and then override them with sekes if I need to.

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Nikki
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* November 26, 2015, 08:10:29 PM
#12
I use John's method, SEKE's. Personal preference for my work flow. I found GEO to be frustrating.

BG

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