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drhoads51
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Precise Input toolbar

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03-19-2012 07:07 AM

One of my students has moved their precise input toolbar. How do I bring it back?

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JDMather
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Re: Precise Input toolbar

03-19-2012 07:29 AM in reply to: drhoads51

Why are you using Precise Input toolbar?
I recommend you forget you ever saw it.

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/skillsusa%20university.pdf

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Re: Precise Input toolbar

03-19-2012 07:37 AM in reply to: JDMather

I'm using it because we are teaching the coordinate system and basic graphing.

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Re: Precise Input toolbar

03-19-2012 08:15 AM in reply to: drhoads51

I suspect that there might be a better technique.
Attach the assignment here.

 

You have not indicated what environment you are in or any screen shots or other information.

Assuming 2D sketch environment - edit the sketch (or start a new sketch as appropriate).

Start one of the sketch commands (like line).
Click on the down arrow next to Draw (wait a minute - you did say you are using 2010 or later with Ribbon Interface?).

You should see command for Precise Input (this can be promoted to main tab if desired).

 

Precise Input.png

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richpark
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Re: Precise Input toolbar

12-18-2012 07:39 AM in reply to: drhoads51

The nput fields have dissappeared from the Precise Input bar.  They worked fine yessterday.

 

FYI - The reason we use the "precise input" is because it is part of the PLTW curriculum.

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Re: Precise Input toolbar

12-18-2012 10:25 AM in reply to: richpark

richpark wrote:

 

FYI - The reason we use the "precise input" is because it is part of the PLTW curriculum.



Whoever wrote that curriculum doesn't know what they are doing.  Find a better and more efficient technique.

 

I remember my first CAD class back in '87 of the last century.  First day we were taught to use similar technique (grid).  I turned it off next day and ignored any suggestions to use it.  Never looked back.

 

Post screen shot of what you are seeing with the Precise Input toolbar.

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