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Problems / Re: Connecting two 2D objects
« Last post by mitchb on April 28, 2017, 09:36:18 PM »
There are many ways to do that depending on how you want to make the connection. The Corner Trim, Extend, Connection, and Join tools are all possibilities. Even dragging a fence around an endpoint and then dragging the small red square to where you want it. Could you post some 2D sample geometry to be connected and we can discuss the options with more specificity.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Connecting two 2D objects
« Last post by jawick on April 28, 2017, 11:42:58 AM »
I know about the connection tool for solids, but how do I connect two objects at a given point in 2D?
Thanks
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Problems / Re: Countersinks
« Last post by mitchb on April 26, 2017, 09:40:14 PM »
You need to select "User Positioned" to get those boxes. Using the gripper is context sensitive after you start moving an item a Distance box will appear in the data window where an exact distance can be entered, likewise, if you rotate then an angle box will appear.

Start a new topic if you want to continue the Gripper discussion in depth.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: Countersinks
« Last post by Andrew1883 on April 26, 2017, 04:38:11 PM »
Thanks Mitch

I think I can position countersunk holes where I want them, though the edge highlighting is not always obvious. Undoing the hole is easy and the wireframe does help sometimes.

I have been trying to work through the manual to get used to using the Gripper and all is OK until I get to Gripper Positioning on page 53. I can’t find how to set the five positioning options shown. Could you help, please (should this be a new thread?)

Regards  Andrew
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Problems / Re: TC mac pro V10 build 1312- walls that crash
« Last post by mitchb on April 26, 2017, 02:20:29 PM »
Could you post a sample file here for us to test with? Describe which wall and tools you are using when the program crashes.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Wish List / Re: Threaded hole tool
« Last post by mitchb on April 26, 2017, 02:08:41 PM »
Have you tried using McMaster-Carr. Find the part you need and click on the blue part number, then Product detail. On the right side of this page, there will be a list of CAD formats to download. SAT is TC's native format, but DWG/DXF and STEP are also options.

www.mcmaster.com

Enjoy
Mitch
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General Discussion / Re: New to turbocad need help
« Last post by mitchb on April 26, 2017, 01:55:26 PM »
Would like to add, there is a flange tool in the program.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: way to save shortcuts to reimport
« Last post by mitchb on April 26, 2017, 01:44:46 PM »
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Mitch I am not sure how giving a link to a new build is answering the question?

No, has nothing to do with the question at hand, just thought you would like to know.

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I am very glad you are continually upgrading TC and you do it quite frequently.

I do some programming but not on this program. I have no connection to IMSI, I'm just another user like you.

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Is there anyway at present or in the future of getting a print out of the the short cuts?

In the Shortcut Manager dialog box, there is a print and assigned box for this purpose. 
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Problems / Re: Rationalising menus
« Last post by mitchb on April 26, 2017, 01:25:07 PM »
You are looking for XForm utils. You will find "Align" there. Using the letter X in place of "trans" is an idiosyncrasy of the English language.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: Countersinks
« Last post by mitchb on April 26, 2017, 12:55:26 PM »
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I assume the ‘ Drawing Assistant’ is just what produces the endpoint and similar markers when working round a drawn object?
LogiCursor
The LogiCursor allows you to align the cursor with an existing entity, for precise placement. Unlike snaps, which distinguish point on a surface, the LogiCursor displays intersections along an axis, tangent, perpendicular, 45-degree angle., parallel, and co-planar and cylindrical faces.

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Drawing the countersunk hole then seems to involve guessing which face has which face number. Is there a way of knowing before drawing the hole?
When you click on a face the edges will highlight, if more than one face is under the cursor then an ambiguity popup will give you some choices to pick from, wire frame mode will show the selection better. As you get more experience doing this shade mode will work for you in most cases.

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There is also a yes/no choice ‘Project from referenced snap along hole/boss axis’ which I don’t understand.

What this is telling you is the "LogiCursor" (old name was "Drawing Assistant") has snapped to a curve that is not on the selected surface. Saying yes the program will use the snap as the center point for the hole along the current axis, saying no will ignore the snap. In isometric view, you can easily snap to a hidden edge or other snap point that is on the workplane, the LogiCursor defaults to the workplane until it intercepts some other object that is off the workplane.

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" to fix that, after creating the hole, select "Wire Frame" mode and using the "Select Deep" tool with the "Gripper" enabled, draw a fence around the hole and countersink and then move it to the correct location.”.

This only works with the "Gripper". Drag a fence around the hole and counterbore or countersink if any and move it using the gripper controls, holding the "Option" key will drag out a new hole and allow it to be placed as needed.

Enjoy
Mitch
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