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Turbocad 2018 pro platinum explode icon
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* November 17, 2018, 11:23:30 AM
Wish to separate parts of a simple polyline.  The "Explode" command seems to have lost its icon.  "Explode" can be found under the format tab, also alt+shift+e will do the job.  But shouldn't there be an explode icon available for use in the "Selection Info" palette?  If I select the polyline, I see 10 icons available in the selection info palette:  "Options", "All Drawing", "Filter", "Highlighting", "Copy", "Properties", "Show Item Physical Metrics", "Edit Tool", "Select", and "Zoom To".
How to add "Explode" icon?  Or does anyone use it anymore?


* November 17, 2018, 11:31:21 AM
I have it in the "New Modify" toolbar, bottom right side of the screen, i cant remember i ever have seen it inside the SI palette, but on the right side of SI palette, if the palette is open


V20, V21, 2015/ 16/ 17/ 18/ 19 Pro. Platinum
Deluxe 2015/ 16/ 19
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Home Premium 64 bit, 32 GB
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780m, 1 GB

* November 17, 2018, 01:08:43 PM
It depends on what configuration is used as to where the Explode icon is located. If you use the Classic configuration, Explode is on the left side of the drawing area and is part of a flyout set of tools. If one of the other tools is used, that will remain on top until you pick another tool; thus hiding the Explode tool. For my configuration (which is similar to the Classic), I pulled it out of the flyout and placed it just above it on that Drawing Tools toolbar. You could drag the Explode tool from the Commands page and place it almost anywhere (except the Selection Info palette).

John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2020
Designer, Deluxe, (Basic, Expert, Professional), Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro (1909), 64-bit

* November 17, 2018, 02:13:04 PM
If you use it often, I do, it's a great advantage to habitually learn the keyboard shortcut shift + alt + E, because it saves you having to hunt icon or menu item.   Adding any icon anywhere is done by bringing up the toolbar dialogue by right-clicking in the header above the drawing window, finding the icon listed alphabetically in the right-hand box under the first left-hand item "all commands", then left-clicking and holding while you drag the icon to wherever you want or expect it to be, toolbar or menu. 


* November 25, 2018, 12:01:41 AM
On my version of pro plat 2018 the explode is under the modify tab at the top


November 27, 2018, 05:05:50 PM
On my version of pro plat 2018 the explode is under the modify tab at the top

That will depend on your Workspace setting, because TurboCAD has the most flexible user interface configuration capabilities I have ever encountered.

In my settings, it is under the Format menu (still Shift+Alt+E, though).


TC Pro Platinum 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 (all with LightWorks & RedSDK) & V21
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