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cylinder segments
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* October 22, 2019, 04:09:56 PM
How do I change the number of segments on a 3d cylinder in render mode to make the cylinder smooth round and not appear to be a polygon. I have just changed from turbocad 17 to 19 deluxe ,  there used to be ACIS but cannot find this now in turbocad 19

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* October 22, 2019, 04:45:25 PM
#1
Deluxe dont have Acis, only Surface.
Select the cylinder and open it's property, there should be an option for increase from default 14 lines to 90, and also a checkbox for Smooth Rendering

Torfinn

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October 23, 2019, 03:19:43 AM
#2
Hi,

In Deluxe, you may need to edit your cylinders using the Selection Info palette. 
You should have the option, under Cylinder/Number of Approximation Lines, of a choice between 3 to 90. 
Check the Smooth option if required

Regards Tim

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Regards Tim

You can design without engineering, but you cannot engineer without design.
Using Win 10 with Designer 2016/2017 and TurboCAD Pro. Plat. 2018/2019 + Lightworks (64-bit versions) + AnimationLab 5.2.
Windows 10 Pro (1909) 64-bit


* October 23, 2019, 04:34:34 AM
#3
Thankyou for the quick response. i have already created a drawing with many cylinders and prisms, is there anyway of applying the new settings to all at once or will i have to go into each one and change the setting? I wondered if there a way to set the number of approximation lines to a different value as the default so that all future drawings use a higher number of lines.

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* October 23, 2019, 05:32:33 AM
#4
Just select them all, rigthclick and open Properties, go down to Surface … , and open that one, then change in all Fields, depend on how many different shapes you have been using and check Smooth if wanted, it will make a difference on rendertime.

If you open the Template you normally use rigthclick on Cylindersymbol and change that one to your like, incl Smooth if you want, then save and out, make a New drawing from that template should now have new settings set.

Torfinn

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* October 23, 2019, 12:44:11 PM
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Thank you for the quick response. i have already created a drawing with many cylinders and prisms, is there anyway of applying the new settings to all at once or will i have to go into each one and change the setting? I wondered if there a way to set the number of approximation lines to a different value as the default, so that all future drawings use a higher number of lines.

If you normally start with a "New from Scratch" drawing, you can make changes in the TurboCAD Explorer [Drawing_Defaults]. I have mine set to 60. Changes will take effect when you start a new drawing.

Caveat: If you have to dump the contents of the "Built-In" folder at some point, these changes will go also. Best to keep a copy of the "tcw26_xml.ini" file after making your changes and shutting down TurboCAD.

A simpler way may be to create and use a Template.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 12:46:24 PM by John R »

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* October 24, 2019, 04:18:58 AM
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Thankyou very much for your time in replying.

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* October 24, 2019, 03:44:29 PM
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Just select them all, rigthclick and open Properties, go down to Surface … , and open that one, then change in all Fields, depend on how many different shapes you have been using and check Smooth if wanted, it will make a difference on rendertime.

If you open the Template you normally use rigthclick on Cylindersymbol and change that one to your like, incl Smooth if you want, then save and out, make a New drawing from that template should now have new settings set.

When I select the cylinder and open properties I don't have the option 'surface' that I can edit,  I also don't have the opportunity to change the cylinder tool default at all. The only option I have to change the number of segments is to open the properties palette for each on after I have drawn it, surly this is not the only way??? hopefully. 

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* October 24, 2019, 03:46:09 PM
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When I select the cylinder and open properties I don't have the option 'surface' that I can edit,  I also don't have the opportunity to change the cylinder tool default at all. The only option I have to change the number of segments is to open the properties palette for each on after I have drawn it, surly this is not the only way??? hopefully. 

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* October 24, 2019, 04:08:59 PM
#9
This is how it look like in v 2015 ( v22 )

Surf1 is for change after insert.
Surf2 is for preset the numbers before insert.

And Options >> Native Draw is set to RedSDK

If you dont have that, then John R's suggestion maybe will work out for you.

Torfinn

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* October 24, 2019, 04:18:55 PM
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Looks like 2019 deluxe does not have the option to change the default and the only way to change the segments is by selecting each item separately in the selection palette.  This is disappointing - wish I hadn't upgraded,  why do they do this??

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* October 24, 2019, 04:42:32 PM
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Looks like 2019 deluxe does not have the option to change the default and the only way to change the segments is by selecting each item separately in the selection palette.  This is disappointing - wish I hadn't upgraded,  why do they do this??

When you select the Cylinder tool, you should be able to go to the Selection Info palette and make changes before drawing anything. There's nothing showing in the Properties dialog; that's ‘as designed’.

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John R.

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October 25, 2019, 01:56:32 AM
#12
I suggest opening a new empty file.
Do as John R says in Reply #11 and edit your preferences in the Selection Info palette.
Save this file as a template, using the file extension .tct
Essentially, a template file is just a normal TurboCAD file with a different extension.
Put this into your template folder.

For example:    C:\Program Files\IMSIDesign\TCW2019\Template\Deluxe\EN

Every time you open this file, it will show your preferred default settings.
Don't forget to backup any altered files, just in case.
See attached examples.

Good luck!

Regards Tim
« Last Edit: October 25, 2019, 03:40:28 AM by Tim Stewart »

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Regards Tim

You can design without engineering, but you cannot engineer without design.
Using Win 10 with Designer 2016/2017 and TurboCAD Pro. Plat. 2018/2019 + Lightworks (64-bit versions) + AnimationLab 5.2.
Windows 10 Pro (1909) 64-bit


* October 25, 2019, 02:37:44 PM
#13
Thankyou to you all, making the template has sorted this.

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