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Help needed as 2d Contour has been destroyed

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Message 1 of 17
Jools-Taylor
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Help needed as 2d Contour has been destroyed

Hi

Help needed with new 2d counter to finish walls.

Seems Autodesk have been turning perfectly good strategies into unusable ones again. Slow clap inserted here.

So trying to finish the walls on some soft jaws and been trying for half an hour. Why can't i just select every single contour in open contour like I used to be able to. Now it selects multiple at a time. It's bloody pathetic in all honesty. Don't you test these before you change them. 

So look at the contours it's selecting on the first screen shot. That's closed contours. It's using a 3d chain to determine the tool path then taking off the chafer width off the face.
So change to open contour to select the actual contours that I want and the first lug goes perfect. Then I click the second lug and it selects the whole bloody thing and makes it a closed contour. It's selected 17 edges when I want about 8.
The last screen shot shows that it's contour selection has used the chamfer and it's now cutting off too much.

Literally I'm pulling my hair out here. Why do they have to mess things up so badly. Test before you use it autodesk. It''s costing me money trying to figure this out!!!!

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Message 2 of 17
seth.madore
in reply to: Jools-Taylor

Please share your file here. It's possible that you've misunderstood proper selections techniques. With the file, we'll be able to give you some advice and get you back to making chips 🙂

 

File > Export > Save to local folder, return to thread and attach the .f3d file in your reply


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
Message 3 of 17
Jools-Taylor
in reply to: Jools-Taylor

video of 2D contour not letting you select any open contours any more.

Literally wasting time paying to be a software guinea pig.

Message 4 of 17
seth.madore
in reply to: Jools-Taylor

Please refrain from creating multiple threads over the same issue. It is better to confine all posts to a single thread 🙂

 

I've merged this thread with your initial one


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
Message 5 of 17
Jools-Taylor
in reply to: seth.madore

File attached. 

It's only since the change that this has happened. Open contours used to just select one edge at a time, now it's trying to select whole closed chains.

Message 6 of 17
seth.madore
in reply to: Jools-Taylor


@Jools-Taylor wrote:

video of 2D contour not letting you select any open contours any more.


It looks like you're trying to combine multiple open contours into one selection. This is incorrect, each contour needs to be it's own chain/selection. Once you've selected your edges, click the "OK" button and proceed to making your next selection.


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
Message 7 of 17
Jools-Taylor
in reply to: seth.madore

This never used to be the case. You could select what you liked and it just kept going. 

Message 8 of 17
seth.madore
in reply to: Jools-Taylor

Consider this method:

 

 

Geometry Features (the new method) has brought substantial changes to how one makes their selections. While it may appear to be a "step back" (for you), it's actually a lot more powerful and establishes a foundation upon which we can build a lot more functionality.

 


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
Message 9 of 17
Jools-Taylor
in reply to: seth.madore

But yes this does seem to be the long winded solution to the issue.

Thanks for your help Seth 🙂 

Message 10 of 17
Jools-Taylor
in reply to: seth.madore

That one seems even better. 

Thanks again

 

Message 11 of 17
Jools-Taylor
in reply to: seth.madore

sing open contours

But you see here using that method mine still wants to close the contour.

Message 12 of 17
seth.madore
in reply to: Jools-Taylor

You can force an open chain thru a couple different methods:

1) Press the ALT key when making your first selection. This will select ONLY that edge. Ideally, one would select the very first edge in the contour. Release the ALT key, click on that edge again to open a new UI window that permits adding onto the chain.

2) Select "Chain" from the drop down and then set it to "Open":

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Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
Message 13 of 17
seth.madore
in reply to: Jools-Taylor

 


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
Message 14 of 17
jscott6SWZG
in reply to: seth.madore

My problem with the alt key was it highlights a contour that you have not clicked on.  This lead me to believe that if i clucked on my selected edge i would get the whole thing….

i did figure out that it would only select the one you click on.

just not that user friendly

Message 15 of 17
Jools-Taylor
in reply to: seth.madore

Ah it makes sense that it was human error on my part. 

It is frustrating though when things are changed and there's no info that shows what to do. Your videos should be shown when the update happens. You should use a service like https://www.walkme.com/ that when you click on these 'new functions' then a window appears. This window can have videos in it and the user can click and watch what changes are there and how to use them.

Message 16 of 17
DarthBane55
in reply to: Jools-Taylor

To be fair, the what's new did explain how it works I think.  Reading the what's new after each update removes a lot of surprises 😁

Message 17 of 17
Jools-Taylor
in reply to: DarthBane55

Lol yeah my bad but who has time for that. There’s a what’s new every second day it seems and 90% aren’t relevant.  It would be cool if when they updated a feature you use that they tell you o lay that. Rather than electronics, nesting blah blah blah 

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