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Diameters vs radii in Selection Window
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April 01, 2020, 07:00:10 AM
When I go to alter a hole or cylindrical hole size it always shows a radius to alter the size. I would much rather see a "Diametrical Size" to alter. As we are really dealing with diameters drill sizes, reamers, hole diameter sizes etc. I find it puzzling that in the selection info window it asks for a radius to alter the size? Each time I have to change a hole size I have to go figure the radius of the hole size.

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April 01, 2020, 08:53:17 AM
I agree.

Henry H

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April 01, 2020, 08:56:08 AM
When I go to alter a hole or cylindrical hole size it always shows a radius to alter the size. I would much rather see a "Diametrical Size" to alter. As we are really dealing with diameters drill sizes, reamers, hole diameter sizes etc. I find it puzzling that in the selection info window it asks for a radius to alter the size? Each time I have to change a hole size I have to go figure the radius of the hole size.

Assuming you mean the size of the diameter; why is that a problem?
The radius is just half of that ... or, have I misunderstood?

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Regards Tim

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April 01, 2020, 09:13:28 AM
Perhaps, we could have both; radius and diameter?

You may be asking too much!

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April 01, 2020, 09:25:11 AM
Perhaps, we could have both; radius and diameter?

You may be asking too much!

Programatically, the radius dimension can 'kill two birds with one stone'; I'm guessing.
It can be used to alter both the radii, fillets, for example, and/or a diameter, whereas the latter, is exclusive to the diameter.

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Regards Tim

You can design without engineering, but you cannot engineer without design.
Using Win 10 with Designer 2017-2020 and TurboCAD Pro. Plat. 2018-2020 + Lightworks (64-bit versions) + AnimationLab 5.2.
Windows 10 Pro (1909) 64-bit

April 01, 2020, 05:51:18 PM
I wonder what happens if you enter dia/2 in that Radius field.
It works in the Inspector Bar.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2020, 05:53:24 PM by Alvin Gregorio »

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)

April 01, 2020, 05:55:41 PM
I wonder what happens if you enter dia/2 in that Radius field.
It works in the Inspector Bar.

Yeah, it works for me in my version-21PP.

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)

April 01, 2020, 07:18:57 PM
I wonder what happens if you enter dia/2 in that Radius field.
It works in the Inspector Bar.

Yeah, it works for me in my version-21PP.

Which Radius field, Alvin?

EDIT: I see: in the Selection Info palette. But it's really flakey in my 2019PP; sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. Haven't found the key.

Henry H
« Last Edit: April 01, 2020, 07:30:30 PM by Henry Hubich »

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April 01, 2020, 07:41:45 PM

Which Radius field, Alvin?

EDIT: I see: in the Selection Info palette. But it's really flakey in my 2019PP; sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. Haven't found the key.

Henry H

Works for me in V21PP-- Circle, Cylinder, Hole.  Inspector Bar-- initially or upon edit; Selection Info Palette, Radius field in Metrics or other applicable radius value field.

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)

April 01, 2020, 07:49:34 PM
Works only rarely with a Circle for me in 2018PP and 2019PP and 2017 Deluxe. Does it work consistently for you, Alvin?

Henry H

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April 01, 2020, 08:22:58 PM
Works only rarely with a Circle for me in 2018PP and 2019PP and 2017 Deluxe. Does it work consistently for you, Alvin?

Henry H

10 out of 10 times, Yes.  Circle, Cylinder, Hole

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)

April 02, 2020, 11:44:40 AM
Weird. For me it works consistently only if I enter integers. If I want a diameter of .375, for example, I have to type 375/1000 375/2000 in the Radius field. Makes me think there's a setting somewhere that controls this,  but I can't think what/where it would be.

Easier to use the Size fields in the IBar.

Henry H
« Last Edit: April 02, 2020, 12:02:28 PM by Henry Hubich »

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