I have encountered this before and could never really figure out what had happened to cause this situation.
I was working with setting up a new template so I was changing quite a few settings, so I have no way of knowing if there was some particular thing that I did that caused this. Maybe someone else may know.
When a new file is open, and it does not contain any geometry then all of the modify tools are normally grayed out. Then when geometry is added the relavant modify tools become active as they should. Except for the Join Polyline, Chain Polyline, and the Offset tool.
Closing the program and restarting fixes the problem. So it is not such a big deal, but I am very curious as to what is causing this to happen. I have spent quite a bit of time researching the documentation so I do understand the basics of what is required to activate the commands and the importance of the Place on Workplane command.
I was just curious if anyone had any insights on this that could help me to understand what is happening in order to avoid it if possible. Hopefully it is some simple thing that I am just not thinking of at the moment.
edit: This only effects one file, not all open files.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2011, 07:52:06 PM by Rod Cole »
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