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TurboCAD 2021 New Features Suggestions required
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* May 20, 2020, 07:41:57 PM
#50
Please..fix the clock so it only works when the program is in use.

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DonCW
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May 20, 2020, 11:40:09 PM
#51
From DonCW: Please..fix the clock so it only works when the program is in use.

Agree, so when its not the active drawing then stop the clock counter.

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Daz
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May 21, 2020, 01:49:08 AM
#52
Please..fix the clock so it only works when the program is in use.

Oh, yes, please.  Some of my workload is hourly and it would be so much better for me if the clock only advanced when the TurboCAD program window is active and the screen blanker is not. (also include the blank times between being active if they are less than a couple minutes; this assumes I am getting information to be used in the drawing)


Jeff

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May 21, 2020, 02:44:23 AM
#53
Add an option under Edit/Undo, to allow a user to select a preferred item to undo (those that were still possible).
This would help remove the many tedious steps, sometimes needed at the moment.
I believe it was Andy H whom posted this idea recently.

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* May 21, 2020, 05:45:04 AM
#54
I often Fillet too early in the design process and, when modifications are needed, I don't have an earlier version to swap in that doesn't require a lot of changes.  So, I'd like to be able to delete Fillets (with no ACIS History available) with greater freedom than is currently possible.

In the attached images, I had to remove a portion of a buttress to allow insertion of another part during packaging and I was unable to get rid of the filleting.


Jeff

Did you try facet editor, Jeff?  That's what it's for. 

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May 21, 2020, 01:59:57 PM
#55
Did you try facet editor, Jeff?  That's what it's for.

I edit facets frequently, but that approach doesn't always work.  I demonstrated that here: https://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,26974.msg157730.html#msg157730


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* May 21, 2020, 05:12:07 PM
#56
Some versions of TC Mac and PunchCAD have an untrim tool, found in higher-end programs too, which exposes underlying surfaces without holes or edge trim curves.  They have solid defeaturing tools as well, similar in action to facet editor; they untrim, but with logical reference to adjacent faces as well as the primary face.  It can be useful to convert a solid to surfaces and untrim them to diagnose these sorts of issues.     

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* May 23, 2020, 02:08:36 PM
#57
Add a "Select by" button/icon to the Blocks palette: If the user selects a Block in the palette and clicks the "Select by" button, all copies of that Block in the drawing will be selected. (Alternatively, provide a "Select by" option in the Local Menu--just as one can select everything in a designated Layer in the Design Director palette.)

Henry H

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May 23, 2020, 03:22:55 PM
#58
Add a "Select by" button/icon to the Blocks palette: If the user selects a Block in the palette and clicks the "Select by" button, all copies of that Block in the drawing will be selected. (Alternatively, provide a "Select by" option in the Local Menu--just as one can select everything in a designated Layer in the Design Director palette.)

Henry H

I concur.  Right now, I am using the Select_By/Attribute feature*; being able to do what Henry suggested has always made sense to me.
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In the Blocks Palette, I double-click on the Block to bring up it's Name/Description editing mini-box; I go into the name field and do a CTRL+A (or just drag over to highlight/select), CTRL+C (or right-click for the Copy command); then in Select_By/Attribute, I CTRL+V (or right-click for the Paste command).

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* May 24, 2020, 06:08:11 PM
#59
I'd like to see TC Plat licensing return to the flexible license that was applied up until around 2015, that it be able to be installed on multiple PCs but only one install be used at any time, or to have that available as a licensing option over the current standard license.   I use a number of different PCs that I use in different contexts, and the older license format was great for that.  Is there any evidence that that license was abused or that the change has been financially advantageous to IMSI to outweigh possible loss of goodwill?

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* May 25, 2020, 09:07:32 AM
#60
I agree with Murray, I have a computer in my home, a computer in my shop and a laptop that I take to the museum (Restoration). The select "Undo" and a Untrim tool are something I would be interested in.

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* May 25, 2020, 10:28:18 AM
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I'd like to see TC Plat licensing return to the flexible license that was applied up until around 2015, that it be able to be installed on multiple PCs but only one install be used at any time, or to have that available as a licensing option over the current standard license.   I use a number of different PCs that I use in different contexts, and the older license format was great for that.  Is there any evidence that that license was abused or that the change has been financially advantageous to IMSI to outweigh possible loss of goodwill?

I agree with Murray.

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May 25, 2020, 02:11:35 PM
#62
I'd like to see TC Plat licensing return to the flexible license that was applied up until around 2015, that it be able to be installed on multiple PCs but only one install be used at any time...

I'd like this, too.  I occasionally have to do work off-site and my primary system is not what anyone would call portable, so multiple temporary installations would be useful.


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May 25, 2020, 02:21:12 PM
#63
I'd like to see TC Plat licensing return to the flexible license that was applied up until around 2015, that it be able to be installed on multiple PCs but only one install be used at any time, or to have that available as a licensing option over the current standard license.   I use a number of different PCs that I use in different contexts, and the older license format was great for that.  Is there any evidence that that license was abused or that the change has been financially advantageous to IMSI to outweigh possible loss of goodwill?

The 3D/2D design/drafting program that the pool design/construction company I used to work for used-- Pool Studio by Structure Studios-- was very strict about their licensing.  Here's what they incorporated:

Before signing off of your session, you "Transfer" the license.  When you get to your other computer, you "re-register" using that new computer.  Pretty useful.  And seemed fair and ethical.
See below.
(Structure Studios; Pool Studio; Transfer License)
« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 02:22:53 PM by Alvin Gregorio »

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* May 25, 2020, 02:52:03 PM
#64
Smooth edges and Normals for all Turbocad surface objects.
I’ve been working with TurboCad and SketchUp for many moons. Turbocad and SketchUp work well with each other and there have been many improvements over the years.
SketchUp has a “Smooth normal” and Soften coplanar” tool that does a great job for smoothing surfaces. I know Blender does as well.
Currently in TurboCad we have a “Smooth’ option for surface objects but it’s limited to specific objects.
It would be great if TurboCad could update the “Smooth” option so it works on all types of surface objects. Currently in TC we need to go through a whole trial and error process to smooth surface objects and the "Smesh' objects are resource Hogs ;D
See attached images > it’s quite obvious which spheres have been “Smoothed” in SketchUp.
I created the drawing in Turbocad and exported in SketchUP format and rendered in SketchUp.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 03:00:56 PM by Dean »

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* June 04, 2020, 05:26:36 PM
#65
I think that assembly/transform/align by facet and edge would be a quicker functional equivalent to assemble by three points and generic transform.  I'm thinking that we'd use the tool by clicking on a highlighted facet (TC surface or ACIS solid face) with the cursor closest to the edge and the edge's end to be referenced, because edges won't necessarily be the same length, but one end of each object's reference edge should coincide. 
Another useful assembly/transform/align tool option would be by shared edge and point.  Invoke the tool, LH-cross a selection box over the edge, then you'd have to nominate which entity is going to be moved (which I can imagine might be a simple rotation about the shared edge or a compound rotation and slide along the edge so that the nominated point can get to the closest proximity to the target point), and then v-to-v point alignment to finish.   

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June 08, 2020, 02:01:07 AM
#66
I wish to have a better viewing of the interface. It is good with TC18DL but bad with TC2020PL. You can see on this image that TC2020PL is blurred:

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June 24, 2020, 03:47:06 PM
#67
A significant portion of my jobs will eventually be produced via Injection Molding.  I would like tools added that support this:
1) Draft Angles for Text Objects (including those projected onto curved facets)
2) Lofting between 3D outlines (as a first version, the two objects could be limited to having identical components, differing only in size, rotation, etc.)

For instance, text that is debossed or embossed should have a Draft Angle in the -1° to -2° range to ease separation.  TurboCAD does not support this anywhere near as well as I would like.

I tried putting text onto a curved surface and it was very difficult.  The Projection command was useless.  Not only did I have to Explode the text something like 5 times before the resulting 2D object could even be selected and once it was projected onto the surface, I couldn't do anything with it (no Quick Pull, nothing).  What I ended up doing was converting the text object to Flexible and a Simple Extrude with a Draft Angle of -2° sort of worked (depending on the letter and the depth), but several more steps were required to get the final result.


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* June 24, 2020, 09:19:19 PM
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2) Lofting between 3D outlines (as a first version, the two objects could be limited to having identical components, differing only in size, rotation, etc.)

Jeff

TC's been able to do that since V10.5 with the introduction of 3D curves, Jeff, and pretty comfortably since V17.  The pic attached is of a famous Lotus "wobbly web" racing wheel that I first modelled in V10.5 because that's when 3D splines arrived.  It's got 3D circular waveform (most recently doable and editable as curve from law) I initially laid out on on the vertices of a 72-face prism as the outermost curve, that curve scaled for inner profiles, all associative to reshape the surface.  A glorified version of the recommendations to model wave washers that's been offered sometimes.  It didn't like shelling to great thickness because of the tightest areas of convolution. 
« Last Edit: June 25, 2020, 05:19:21 PM by murray dickinson »

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* June 25, 2020, 06:15:41 PM
#69
A native TC 3D polyline can't be converted to curve, while some other programs create them relative to world WP, and imported into TC as .dxf and .igs, they can be converted but the resultant curve is a 2D projection onto world WP.    Some other programs, such as Marcus Bole's PolyCAD, and even open-source FreeCAD, can convert 3D polylines into 3D curves or vice-versa.  PolyCAD also gives the choice of control point splines or interpolated, and can even re-parametrise polylines to have more regularly spaced vertices and/or however many vertices you want (.dxf polylines are limited to 99 anyway, I think I remember).   If TC had this capacity, it would have collateral benefit as a 3D curve importer, because the Ruby scripts already exist to import 3D polylines into TC, or to create them from vertex lists, so those could be simply converted to splines.     
« Last Edit: June 25, 2020, 09:36:38 PM by murray dickinson »

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June 25, 2020, 08:12:51 PM
#70
Hey Murray Im always interested in any aspect of your thoughts regarding improvements to Turbocad 3D polylines, splines, curves or anything related.

Can you post screen grabs of past issues and images that relate directly to your post, that way we can make an effort to have these features added to the upcoming V2021?

This could include workarounds in Turbocad or using alternate software to create the solutions and then brought back into Turbocad.

For me personally sometimes the process of conversion is less than ideal or at worst outright cumbersome when attempting associated functionality like lofting, extruding and finally manipulating in a 3D world.


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* June 25, 2020, 10:30:39 PM
#71
What more's needed, Daz?  There's a 2D convert to curve already.  The conversion that PolyCAD and FreeCAD do is to use the polyline's vertex coordinates as control point vertices or interpolation vertices, not the tolerance mode that 2D conversion uses. TC's converted curves are always Beziers, and as close to the shape of the parent polyline as the tolerance figure demands, but that's not always why I want to convert the polylines.  Thinking on that, it would also add another mode to 2D polyline to curve conversion, as well as a de facto curve scripting facility (using the existing Ruby scripts).   Lots of bang-for-buck there on offer.   

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June 26, 2020, 04:10:24 AM
#72

2) Lofting between 3D outlines (as a first version, the two objects could be limited to having identical components, differing only in size, rotation, etc.)

TC's been able to do that since V10.5 with the introduction of 3D curves, Jeff, and pretty comfortably since V17.

Then make it easier (or the default condition) to use 3D Curves instead of what we get from the Projection command onto a curved surface (which doesn't loft at all because it cannot even be selected).


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* June 26, 2020, 04:57:39 AM
#73
I don't understand, Jeff.  Are you meaning 3D curves and polylines themselves, or the edges of faces or maybe silhouettes of objects?  What am I missing?    3D curves and polylines loft.   
« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 05:03:49 AM by murray dickinson »

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June 27, 2020, 06:01:58 AM
#74
In the attached file, I want to project the letter 'C' onto the curved surface, then duplicate that projection down 0.25mm @ 85% for a Loft followed by a 3D Subtract.

The Polyline was Exploded from Text, but it refuses to be selected once the Projection command prompts for a 2D object.  I had to Explode it again (still a Polyline, but it worked this time).  <== FIRST BUG

I then selected the projection and copied it down 0.25mm, followed by an 85% reduction in size (Keep aspect ratio was active).

Following this, I tried to Loft with Use Compound Profile active.  It failed with the popup in the second image <==2ND BUG, so I deactivated Use Compound Profile and clicked on the long straight part of the upper 'C'.  I was then able to select the rest of the upper 'C', followed by the lower 'C'.

Not that that did me any good because the operation failed with a self-intersecting or invalid error popup. <== 3RD BUG  This shouldn't have happened because, well look at it... it's not that complex.


Jeff

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* June 27, 2020, 07:52:44 AM
#75
OK, now I see what you mean.  I've just taken on 2020 for new features and it won't loft and do other things with 3D figures that previous versions will.   I'll still be using 2016 and before for those jobs.  That's a 2020 downgrade, for mine.  Disappointing.   

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June 27, 2020, 01:39:18 PM
#76
OK, now I see what you mean.  I've just taken on 2020 for new features and it won't loft and do other things with 3D figures that previous versions will.   I'll still be using 2016 and before for those jobs.  That's a 2020 downgrade, for mine.  Disappointing.   

Okay... I will try this again with 2016 or earlier when I get back from the beach.


Jeff

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* June 27, 2020, 08:43:08 PM
#77
Jeff.

Have you ever used the "Bend Sheet" tool to bend your extruded text?

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June 29, 2020, 02:49:31 AM
#78
I would like the Facet Offset command to be improved to handle Fillets.

The attached images show the problem.  I had a supposedly-final version when the customer requested a slight increase in the inner diameter while keeping the wall thickness the same.

I was able to give him what he wanted by deleting the fillets in two stages, applying the Facet Offset command as needed, then re-doing the fillets.  To me, this took more steps than it should have for an advanced CAD program.


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June 29, 2020, 02:53:09 AM
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Have you ever used the "Bend Sheet" tool to bend your extruded text?

I have played around with it in the past, but it would not do what I wanted here.  I was creating debossed text that would support manufacturing by Injection Molding.  This requires that the mold separates from the part in a straight line.  If the text were, in essence, extruded from a variety of angles, it would make fabrication difficult.


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* June 29, 2020, 05:47:53 AM
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I would like the Facet Offset command to be improved to handle Fillets.

The attached images show the problem.  I had a supposedly-final version when the customer requested a slight increase in the inner diameter while keeping the wall thickness the same.

I was able to give him what he wanted by deleting the fillets in two stages, applying the Facet Offset command as needed, then re-doing the fillets.  To me, this took more steps than it should have for an advanced CAD program.


Jeff

Suppress the fillets in part tree, offset in edit content, then unsuppress to preserve the fillets' parameters so they don't have to be reapplied.  Lots of fillets, including those with differing radii or variable radius, can be done in a single operation to simplify the number of "fillet" items in the part tree, or to keep some separate if they have other significance.  You can rename part tree IDs for relevance to the model/drawing.  Invoke the fillet tool, then work around the edges.  Set the parameter and check the edge that it applies to, then change the parameters and check the edge that the different parameters apply to, and so on.  Then flag the finish and they all get done at once.  Then those fillets can be suppressed all of a piece while you "edit content"  for the underlying topology, in your instance offset the inner and outer cylindrical faces, then unsuppressed again instead of having to be redone/reapplied/reparametrised.   The fillets are properly tangential because you've done the edit upstream of their application, no discontinuities that you've ID'd in your pic.  That's the sort of thing that part tree's actually for. 
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* June 29, 2020, 08:44:52 AM
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'Twould be really nice to see some useful information on the million or so adjustable parameters for  LW Advanced Render. A "help tip" does appear when the mouse pointer is hovered over one of them in the Render Manager Editor, but I find it to be no help at all. Attached screenshot is a typical example chosen at random.

Henry H

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June 29, 2020, 09:09:54 AM
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'Twould be really nice to see some useful information on the million or so adjustable parameters for  LW Advanced Render. A "help tip" does appear when the mouse pointer is hovered over one of them in the Render Manager Editor, but I find it to be no help at all. Attached screenshot is a typical example chosen at random.

Henry H

For me, that translates perfectly, to leave well alone!

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June 29, 2020, 02:28:49 PM
#83
Suppress the fillets in part tree, offset in edit content, then unsuppress to preserve the fillets' parameters so they don't have to be reapplied.

That would have been my first choice, if available.  I had exploded to ACIS Solid several versions earlier, mostly because I agree with Henry that it causes problems (especially with the more complex constructions).


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July 02, 2020, 10:28:07 AM
#84
How about a simple to use bounding box table for Width, Length, Thickness(or Height) of objects without having to go through the process of assigning attributes and the like. Just a simple editable cut list. It would be great for cabinet work.


* July 02, 2020, 08:27:47 PM
#85
Hi,

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How about a simple to use bounding box table for Width, Length, Thickness(or Height) of objects without having to go through the process of assigning attributes and the like. Just a simple editable cut list. It would be great for cabinet work.

I've been waiting for this feature for decades.  ::)


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* July 03, 2020, 08:53:16 AM
#86
having a lock option in the inspector bar delta boxes combined with make copy would give easy-access indexed linear, angular and vector copy mode.  Without make copy checked, it's angular, vector and ortho nudge mode with quickly-definable quantums that you don't have to search out or assign arrows or number keys, define the quantum you want and repeatedly tab - enter, tab - enter, tab - enter to nudge.  You don't have to multi-tab through to the quantum box, one tab to get into the IB and enter does it, as it does with node edit.

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* July 03, 2020, 08:58:36 AM
#87
TC ought to have curvature combs to make it easier to fair curves and make the effects of curvature change obvious.   

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July 03, 2020, 03:27:55 PM
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TC ought to have curvature combs to make it easier to fair curves and make the effects of curvature change obvious.

Aren't those two contradictory?  To 'fair' curves is to even them out, which would make them less obvious, to me, at least.


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* July 03, 2020, 05:54:23 PM
#89
Curvature combs are exaggerated inverse normals along the curve, which makes the "teeth" of them longer the tighter the instantaneous curvature at their root.  They get shorter the "straighter" the curve.  Fairing curves usually means evening out the curvature along their length, relaxing them as much as possible, which gives less rippling in surfaces, which is obvious with combs because their length becomes more even.  The exaggeration makes tight curvature stick out like dogs' whatsits.   
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July 06, 2020, 10:45:52 AM
#90
Fix the Woodworking Layout tool so that it can include parts with a full round fillet.


July 06, 2020, 11:04:19 AM
#91
Fix Drafting Breaks on Drafting Palette Objects so they have associative dimensions.


* July 06, 2020, 04:17:23 PM
#92
Ability to use math expressions in the inspector bar.

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* July 06, 2020, 04:32:40 PM
#93
Ability to use math expressions in the inspector bar.

Amen to that.

Henry H

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July 07, 2020, 02:04:01 AM
#94
The best new 'feature', would be that existing tools worked consistently and error free, as most have been in the past. 
There is no point in introducing new features, when existing tools are regressing to beta-ware, or, have been left half finished.

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* Today at 03:18:37 PM
#95
Ability to use math expressions in the inspector bar.

Amen to that.

Henry H

Can't you just Tab to a field in the Inspector Bar, then "F2". The Calculator palette opens and you can enter your math expression.

It appears that this old method is broken in 2020; it only generates a UE.

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Today at 03:43:10 PM
#96
Can't you just Tab to a field in the Inspector Bar, then "F2". The Calculator palette opens and you can enter your math expression.

It appears that this old method is broken in 2020; it only generates a UE.

Confirmed.


Jeff

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Today at 04:01:42 PM
#97
I'd like to see TC Plat licensing return to the flexible license that was applied up until around 2015, that it be able to be installed on multiple PCs but only one install be used at any time, or to have that available as a licensing option over the current standard license.   I use a number of different PCs that I use in different contexts, and the older license format was great for that.

As an alternative, you can install Windows 7 thru 10 on an external drive (flash or USB) and carry that from computer to computer. 

Here's one method that claims to be simpler than the others: https://www.diskpart.com/windows-7/install-windows-7-on-usb-4348.html


Jeff

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TC Pro Platinum 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 (all with LightWorks & RedSDK) & V21
System: i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz, ASRock X99 Extreme4, 16GB DDR4-2133 RAM, Gigabyte GTX 970, Samsung NVMe SSD 950 (256GB), Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) SP1


Today at 06:04:48 PM
#98
Ability to use math expressions in the inspector bar.

Amen to that.

Henry H

Can't you just Tab to a field in the Inspector Bar, then "F2". The Calculator palette opens and you can enter your math expression.

It appears that this old method is broken in 2020; it only generates a UE.

Sorry John, In my mind that is just cumbersome. Maybe one could get used to it, but being able to do it on the inspector bar would be a real treat. After using SW in this way for years, it is hard not to be able to do it with TC. I would like especially to be able to use /2 in a 2 sided extrude, since TC wants to extrude the entry by whatever amount in "both" directions. It is fine when it is something simple, but a calculator is needed on occasion. What could be simpler than entering the number /2. Wouldn't an addition like this be better than a new tool to place a best fit line or circle or whatever those new ones were called. If only they would listen to the user base.  Do you think they will even read this thread? I know this is not a fair statement as I know they have listened on more than one occasions.


* Today at 07:44:24 PM
#99
Ability to use math expressions in the inspector bar.

Hi Joel,
have you tried the IB in LTE mode?

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