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Problems / Re: Layers
« Last post by pottypete on April 09, 2019, 02:37:56 AM »
Hello Mitch

Very strange I have just started a new file and all is well.   Cannot understand but unless it returns I shall not bother you again on this one.

Your help and response is always very welcome and appreciated.

Pete
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Problems / Re: Layers
« Last post by mitchb on April 08, 2019, 01:13:31 PM »
Can you post an example file? I would have a better idea of what you are dealing with. To the best of my knowledge, nothing has changed and you say that this problem is new but you have not upgraded so it must be a setting. I'll take a look at your drawing and see what I can suggest.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: Curves not planar once rotated
« Last post by mitchb on April 08, 2019, 01:02:35 PM »
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I get the "curves not planar" message and can't complete the action.

When you rotate you are no longer on a work plane. An easy way to fix this is to drag the center of your drawing to the origin point. Now when you rotate your drawing will be on one of the default global planes, assuming the rotation is 90°. Should you be rotating to an arbitrary angle then you will need to create a work plane using one of the Workplane tools.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Curves not planar once rotated
« Last post by petee on April 08, 2019, 07:58:23 AM »
This one's really troubling me!  I have a group of curves, with which I'm trying to do a solid cutout.  If I leave them on the XY plane, it works fine.  However, as soon as I rotate them (either as a group or separately), I get the "curves not planar" message and can't complete the action.  I've tried ungrouping, regrouping, realigning - I can't get it to work.

I'm about to try rotating the solid that needs the cutout instead, but it would be nice to get to the bottom of this if you have any ideas.

I'm attaching the curves - you'll find that it works as it is, but if you rotate it, it won't.
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Problems / Re: Layers
« Last post by pottypete on April 08, 2019, 02:40:00 AM »
As always thanks for the prompt reply Mitch.

I am on version 10.0.3 can't remember when this version was updated on my computer last.  The problem has only been an issue in the past few weeks.

I have tried the transparency changes as suggested but still the problem occurs.  I have the png image showing, I trace a line on another layer or even on the same layer and the line disappears behind the .png image.

It is very frustrating and hard to work with.  I have to keep hiding the image and then selecting all the lines and then going to edit/arrange and bring to front.

Do you have any other ideas?

Pete
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Problems / Re: Can't choose to simplify curves to arcs or polylines.
« Last post by mitchb on April 06, 2019, 05:27:58 PM »
Simplify curves only works with lines or polylines and I can only get splines from it. Another tool for you to look at is Arcs from Curves.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: Layers
« Last post by mitchb on April 06, 2019, 12:49:25 PM »
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Normally the tracing is on top of the .png file but now my lines all go back behind the .png layer.

When did this change for you? I looked at V9 and that version puts the trace lines under the image. After loading the image select it and under the "Object Properties" "Display" tab click on "Transparency". Your trace lines should be easier to see and the amount of transparency can be adjusted using the "Opacity" slider under the "View" -> "Shade Options". Changing line color might give a better contrast with the image if the two colors are close.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Layers
« Last post by pottypete on April 05, 2019, 07:32:07 AM »
I have never had this issue before.

I imported a .png file and then using another layer traced the outline. Normally the tracing is on top of the .png file but now my lines all go back behind the .png layer.  I can easily select the .png layer and "Send to the Back" which solves the problem for lines already drawn.  However, as soon as I try and draw a new line on the other layer again the line is automatically sent to the back behind the .png image.

Any ideas?

Pete
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Problems / Can't choose to simplify curves to arcs or polylines.
« Last post by jolbas on April 04, 2019, 01:07:09 PM »
With the tool Simplify Curves I can't find a way to select which kind of objects I want. The description of the tool says I can choose to simplify to arcs and lines, but all I get is splines. Actually it often does not change the object at all. Nothing happens. Do I miss something
Best Regards
BJörn
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TCMAC v11 New Features / Re: Simplify Curves
« Last post by jolbas on April 04, 2019, 01:19:33 AM »
I don't get the dialog to choose which kind of curves to convert to. I would like to create arcs but I only get interpolate spline.
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