Tuesday, October 14, 2008

AUGI CAD Camp Recap

Just a real quick post to thank all of the people that attended the Chicago AUGI CAD Camp today (Oct. 14)!  I believe there were over a hundred attendees from all lines of work (including Manufacturing people).  I got to meet quite a few new people, see some that I haven't seen in a while and best of all, give a presentation to about 30 users!  I want to personally thank all of you for choosing (at least I hope you wanted to be there :-), just kidding) my session out of the other 5 sessions that were available.  I know we as presenters aren't competing against each other, but it was great to see all but 5 or 6 chairs full! 

Hopefully you learned something in the session and like I said at the end, please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks Again!!

Edit Witness Line Issue Update

Yes, there is an update to the previous issue I posted on about Dimension text moving around when editing the witness lines.  Well, there's actually a couple updates and they are not all good...

First, the(somewhat)good  news.  It appears you can edit witness lines to the right and the dimension text will not relocate itself.  Thanks to fellow AGUI member Andre Carvalho for pointing this out.

Now, to the bad.  If the dimension is vertical, it actually matters which direction you draw the dimension and which side you are editing witness lines.  Example, if you draw the dimension from bottom-up and go to edit the top witness line, the dim text will stay where you moved it.  If you go to adjust the bottom, the moved dim text goes back to the "home' position.  And of course, reverse it if you drew the dim from top-down.

And the other bad...yes, there's another!  If you add text to your dimension (above, below, prefix or suffix) and got to edit your witness lines (in any direction I might add, vertical or horizontal) the added text WILL DISAPPEAR!!  I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this...and see for yourself in the video below.

Stay tuned...I'll update this subject again (hopefully all good) when I find out more information or get a solution from Autodesk.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Edit Witness Lines and Dim Text Moving Issue

A problem has come up and it's very interesting...editing witness lines and the dimension text moving if an existing dimension text has been moved from it's "home" location.  It even looks like the added dimension text isn't placed in the correct location.

Take a look at the video below to see what happens.


So, for the time being...don't edit witness lines if you've moved any text in your dimensions and want to add to it.  Just create a new dimension string.

I submitted this to Autodesk and it's currently being investigated by the development team...seems like the story of all the issues I run into!