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*Myers, Ron
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Caterpillar Quirk

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10-31-2002 09:23 AM
When placing caterpillars in the IDW, there seems to be a quirk with the
ability to select a side of the edge. If you start the tool and pick the
edge first, then select the "Partial" option, it allows you to move your
cursor to the side of the edge that you want the caterpillar to appear.
However, if you select the "Partial" option before selecting the edge, then
you can not seem to pick a side, as you move your mouse to a different side
of the edge, nothing happens.

Anyone notice this?

Ron Myers
*Autodesk\
Message 2 of 6 (87 Views)

Re: Caterpillar Quirk

10-31-2002 09:35 AM in reply to: *Myers, Ron
Hi Ron,

I've also run into some anomalies in this area. I have had some luck in
flipping the side by reselecting the partial button - which then seems to
free the caterpiller to flip in the drawing.

See if that works for you.


Gary R. Smith - Inventor Team
Autodesk DSD - Manufacturing Product Design
Portland, OR
*GCooper
Message 3 of 6 (87 Views)

Re: Caterpillar Quirk

10-31-2002 10:33 PM in reply to: *Myers, Ron
Sorry that I'm so dense. But, what is a caterpillar in this context?

gcooper



"Ron Myers" wrote in message
news:E7E42CDB5E6C989C97A2CFB6C8D62AD8@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> When placing caterpillars in the IDW, there seems to be a quirk with the
> ability to select a side of the edge. If you start the tool and pick the
> edge first, then select the "Partial" option, it allows you to move your
> cursor to the side of the edge that you want the caterpillar to appear.
> However, if you select the "Partial" option before selecting the edge,
then
> you can not seem to pick a side, as you move your mouse to a different
side
> of the edge, nothing happens.
>
> Anyone notice this?
>
> Ron Myers
>
>
*Dotson, Sean
Message 4 of 6 (87 Views)

Re:

10-31-2002 10:58 PM in reply to: *Myers, Ron
It's the tool that allows you to mimic a weld in the IDW...

looks like

))))))))))))
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))))))))))))

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http://www.sdotson.com
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"GCooper" wrote in message
news:3F4205DFC2AA2411DAEAB37F0A9247F4@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Sorry that I'm so dense. But, what is a caterpillar in this context?
>
> gcooper
>
>
>
> "Ron Myers" wrote in message
> news:E7E42CDB5E6C989C97A2CFB6C8D62AD8@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > When placing caterpillars in the IDW, there seems to be a quirk with the
> > ability to select a side of the edge. If you start the tool and pick
the
> > edge first, then select the "Partial" option, it allows you to move your
> > cursor to the side of the edge that you want the caterpillar to appear.
> > However, if you select the "Partial" option before selecting the edge,
> then
> > you can not seem to pick a side, as you move your mouse to a different
> side
> > of the edge, nothing happens.
> >
> > Anyone notice this?
> >
> > Ron Myers
> >
> >
>
*GCooper
Message 5 of 6 (87 Views)

Re:

11-01-2002 03:51 AM in reply to: *Myers, Ron
gotcha! new it had to be simple.

gcooper


"Sean Dotson" wrote in message
news:11E5295941CCCE57824BCB438C09EBC5@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> It's the tool that allows you to mimic a weld in the IDW...
>
> looks like
>
> ))))))))))))
> ----------
> ))))))))))))
>
> --
> Sean Dotson, PE
> http://www.sdotson.com
> remove all #s from email
> -----------------------------------------
> "GCooper" wrote in message
> news:3F4205DFC2AA2411DAEAB37F0A9247F4@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Sorry that I'm so dense. But, what is a caterpillar in this context?
> >
> > gcooper
> >
> >
> >
> > "Ron Myers" wrote in message
> > news:E7E42CDB5E6C989C97A2CFB6C8D62AD8@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > When placing caterpillars in the IDW, there seems to be a quirk with
the
> > > ability to select a side of the edge. If you start the tool and pick
> the
> > > edge first, then select the "Partial" option, it allows you to move
your
> > > cursor to the side of the edge that you want the caterpillar to
appear.
> > > However, if you select the "Partial" option before selecting the edge,
> > then
> > > you can not seem to pick a side, as you move your mouse to a different
> > side
> > > of the edge, nothing happens.
> > >
> > > Anyone notice this?
> > >
> > > Ron Myers
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
*Valenti, Mark
Message 6 of 6 (87 Views)

Re:

11-03-2002 09:33 PM in reply to: *Myers, Ron
and here i thought it was balloons touching tangentially.... kinda like that
80's centipede video game....




"GCooper" wrote in message
news:7BCF58079C5557416C7B294B68202605@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> gotcha! new it had to be simple.
>
> gcooper
>
>
> "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> news:11E5295941CCCE57824BCB438C09EBC5@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > It's the tool that allows you to mimic a weld in the IDW...
> >
> > looks like
> >
> > ))))))))))))
> > ----------
> > ))))))))))))
> >
> > --
> > Sean Dotson, PE
> > http://www.sdotson.com
> > remove all #s from email
> > -----------------------------------------
> > "GCooper" wrote in message
> > news:3F4205DFC2AA2411DAEAB37F0A9247F4@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Sorry that I'm so dense. But, what is a caterpillar in this context?
> > >
> > > gcooper
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Ron Myers" wrote in message
> > > news:E7E42CDB5E6C989C97A2CFB6C8D62AD8@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > When placing caterpillars in the IDW, there seems to be a quirk with
> the
> > > > ability to select a side of the edge. If you start the tool and
pick
> > the
> > > > edge first, then select the "Partial" option, it allows you to move
> your
> > > > cursor to the side of the edge that you want the caterpillar to
> appear.
> > > > However, if you select the "Partial" option before selecting the
edge,
> > > then
> > > > you can not seem to pick a side, as you move your mouse to a
different
> > > side
> > > > of the edge, nothing happens.
> > > >
> > > > Anyone notice this?
> > > >
> > > > Ron Myers
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
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