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*Cullen, Dave
Message 1 of 9 (88 Views)

QC7 toolbar

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03-17-2000 04:33 AM
The tutorial booklet shows the QC7 Millennium edition "All In One Toolbar"
having sub-selections, and mine doesn't. Example, when you select a circle
tool, the other options (like elipses) are supposed to appear under the
mouse cursor as they do when selecting from the edit menu.

Is this an option I have to set somewhere, or is there some differences in
version revs or something?

drc
*Smith, Harvey
Message 2 of 9 (88 Views)

Re: QC7 toolbar

03-17-2000 05:19 AM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
Hi, Dave.

If you only click/release on the icon, you won't see the fly-out. Try holding
the left-click down on the Circle icon and see if the fly-out appears.

I don't think there's any preference you can set to change this.

H

Dave Cullen wrote:
>
> The tutorial booklet shows the QC7 Millennium edition "All In One Toolbar"
> having sub-selections, and mine doesn't. Example, when you select a circle
> tool, the other options (like elipses) are supposed to appear under the
> mouse cursor as they do when selecting from the edit menu.
>
> Is this an option I have to set somewhere, or is there some differences in
> version revs or something?
>
> drc
*Norris, Ric
Message 3 of 9 (88 Views)

Re: QC7 toolbar

03-17-2000 01:22 PM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
Hi Dave,

You need to make sure that when you launch the software, you select
"expert".

There are a lot of commands not available if "beginner" or "advanced" are
chosen.

I don't understand why AutoDesk include this rather ridiculous concept...but
c'est la vie.

Ric Norris.

"Dave Cullen" wrote in message
news:8at8p9$sc62@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> The tutorial booklet shows the QC7 Millennium edition "All In One Toolbar"
> having sub-selections, and mine doesn't. Example, when you select a circle
> tool, the other options (like elipses) are supposed to appear under the
> mouse cursor as they do when selecting from the edit menu.
>
> Is this an option I have to set somewhere, or is there some differences in
> version revs or something?
>
> drc
>
>
>
*Smith, Harvey
Message 4 of 9 (88 Views)

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03-17-2000 02:38 PM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
> I don't understand why AutoDesk include this rather ridiculous concept...but
> c'est la vie.

Tout au contraire, M. Ric. Maybe ADesk is marketing this package for the VERY
occassional user, not pros, like you and...ah...me. That might be a
consideration for the choice.

H
*Norris, Ric
Message 5 of 9 (88 Views)

Re:

03-17-2000 03:07 PM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
"Harvey Smith" wrote in message
news:38D2B3DD.9E2B4D11@westnet.com...

>snip<
> Maybe ADesk is marketing this package for the VERY
> occassional user, not pros >

Therefore, the VERY occassional user cannot be a pro...???

Ric.
*Smith, Harvey
Message 6 of 9 (88 Views)

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03-17-2000 03:24 PM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
> Therefore, the VERY occassional user cannot be a pro...???

Nah, not really. I think there are a lot of hobbyists who buy these packages to
get a feel for what it would be like to draw using a computer. Those are the
real casual users, unlikely to pop into a newsgroup. They do on occassion
though. Like woodworkers, jewlery makers, model makers.

I'm a woodworker, but somewhat more than an occassional CAD user. Not nearly a
pro who earns his living with CAD, like you.

You folks have a more vested interest in seeing that these packages are clean
and bug free, all the I's dotted and T's crossed. I'm happy as long as it
doesn't crash all the time. I kvetch once on a while, but my heart really isn't
in it. On the whole I like what I see and appreciate the upgrades.

So I guess ADesk has to try and navigate those different views, casual vs. pro.
Not so easy, I suspect.

I have to say that there DO seem to be bugs in AS R7. It would be nice to
catalog those. Maybe later. I don't have any feeling for concommitant bugs in
QC7. Any comments about that?

H
*Norris, Ric
Message 7 of 9 (88 Views)

Re:

03-17-2000 04:05 PM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
I think people get confused between "bugs" & "program design".

A bug is something that makes the software crash and/or gives error
messages, opposed to the design of the software that would make commands
easier etc.

Personally, I don't seem to have any bugs....unlike I did in QC 4.11 with
the floating point error....however, there are many design faults that I
feel should be addressed...eg. when in reports, the sums can only be
produced on a separate page. Wouldn't it be logical to be able to produce
the sum on the same page as the summary...???

I think I will post that to the "wish list"....HA...!!!!

Ric.

"Harvey Smith" wrote in message
news:38D2BEBA.EC7C6F2@westnet.com...
> > Therefore, the VERY occassional user cannot be a pro...???
>
> Nah, not really. I think there are a lot of hobbyists who buy these
packages to
> get a feel for what it would be like to draw using a computer. Those are
the
> real casual users, unlikely to pop into a newsgroup. They do on occassion
> though. Like woodworkers, jewlery makers, model makers.
>
> I'm a woodworker, but somewhat more than an occassional CAD user. Not
nearly a
> pro who earns his living with CAD, like you.
>
> You folks have a more vested interest in seeing that these packages are
clean
> and bug free, all the I's dotted and T's crossed. I'm happy as long as it
> doesn't crash all the time. I kvetch once on a while, but my heart really
isn't
> in it. On the whole I like what I see and appreciate the upgrades.
>
> So I guess ADesk has to try and navigate those different views, casual vs.
pro.
> Not so easy, I suspect.
>
> I have to say that there DO seem to be bugs in AS R7. It would be nice to
> catalog those. Maybe later. I don't have any feeling for concommitant bugs
in
> QC7. Any comments about that?
>
> H
*Smith, Harvey
Message 8 of 9 (88 Views)

Re:

03-17-2000 04:50 PM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
Actually, Messers Alm and Leubke have catalog quite a few real bugs in AS R7,
not mere inconveniences. That's too bad. One hopes that ADesk will address some
of them in a patch. And I hope they're (ADesk) at least reading.

H

Ric Norris wrote:
>
> I think people get confused between "bugs" & "program design".
>
> A bug is something that makes the software crash and/or gives error
> messages, opposed to the design of the software that would make commands
> easier etc.
>
> Personally, I don't seem to have any bugs....unlike I did in QC 4.11 with
> the floating point error....however, there are many design faults that I
> feel should be addressed...eg. when in reports, the sums can only be
> produced on a separate page. Wouldn't it be logical to be able to produce
> the sum on the same page as the summary...???
>
> I think I will post that to the "wish list"....HA...!!!!
>
> Ric.
>
> "Harvey Smith" wrote in message
> news:38D2BEBA.EC7C6F2@westnet.com...
> > > Therefore, the VERY occassional user cannot be a pro...???
> >
> > Nah, not really. I think there are a lot of hobbyists who buy these
> packages to
> > get a feel for what it would be like to draw using a computer. Those are
> the
> > real casual users, unlikely to pop into a newsgroup. They do on occassion
> > though. Like woodworkers, jewlery makers, model makers.
> >
> > I'm a woodworker, but somewhat more than an occassional CAD user. Not
> nearly a
> > pro who earns his living with CAD, like you.
> >
> > You folks have a more vested interest in seeing that these packages are
> clean
> > and bug free, all the I's dotted and T's crossed. I'm happy as long as it
> > doesn't crash all the time. I kvetch once on a while, but my heart really
> isn't
> > in it. On the whole I like what I see and appreciate the upgrades.
> >
> > So I guess ADesk has to try and navigate those different views, casual vs.
> pro.
> > Not so easy, I suspect.
> >
> > I have to say that there DO seem to be bugs in AS R7. It would be nice to
> > catalog those. Maybe later. I don't have any feeling for concommitant bugs
> in
> > QC7. Any comments about that?
> >
> > H
*Norris, Ric
Message 9 of 9 (88 Views)

Re:

03-17-2000 04:58 PM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
I'm not holding my breath....!!!!

Although I am about to purchase 40 copies of QuickCAD V7....we can only
hope...!!!

Ric.

"Harvey Smith" wrote in message
news:38D2D2BD.2370A435@westnet.com...
> Actually, Messers Alm and Leubke have catalog quite a few real bugs in AS
R7,
> not mere inconveniences. That's too bad. One hopes that ADesk will address
some
> of them in a patch. And I hope they're (ADesk) at least reading.
>
> H
>
> Ric Norris wrote:
> >
> > I think people get confused between "bugs" & "program design".
> >
> > A bug is something that makes the software crash and/or gives error
> > messages, opposed to the design of the software that would make commands
> > easier etc.
> >
> > Personally, I don't seem to have any bugs....unlike I did in QC 4.11
with
> > the floating point error....however, there are many design faults that I
> > feel should be addressed...eg. when in reports, the sums can only be
> > produced on a separate page. Wouldn't it be logical to be able to
produce
> > the sum on the same page as the summary...???
> >
> > I think I will post that to the "wish list"....HA...!!!!
> >
> > Ric.
> >
> > "Harvey Smith" wrote in message
> > news:38D2BEBA.EC7C6F2@westnet.com...
> > > > Therefore, the VERY occassional user cannot be a pro...???
> > >
> > > Nah, not really. I think there are a lot of hobbyists who buy these
> > packages to
> > > get a feel for what it would be like to draw using a computer. Those
are
> > the
> > > real casual users, unlikely to pop into a newsgroup. They do on
occassion
> > > though. Like woodworkers, jewlery makers, model makers.
> > >
> > > I'm a woodworker, but somewhat more than an occassional CAD user. Not
> > nearly a
> > > pro who earns his living with CAD, like you.
> > >
> > > You folks have a more vested interest in seeing that these packages
are
> > clean
> > > and bug free, all the I's dotted and T's crossed. I'm happy as long as
it
> > > doesn't crash all the time. I kvetch once on a while, but my heart
really
> > isn't
> > > in it. On the whole I like what I see and appreciate the upgrades.
> > >
> > > So I guess ADesk has to try and navigate those different views, casual
vs.
> > pro.
> > > Not so easy, I suspect.
> > >
> > > I have to say that there DO seem to be bugs in AS R7. It would be nice
to
> > > catalog those. Maybe later. I don't have any feeling for concommitant
bugs
> > in
> > > QC7. Any comments about that?
> > >
> > > H
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