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Moving 3d objects to touch face

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mikekmx

typical AutoCAD....they make the simplest things insanely difficult.

 

all useful info tho :D. something i often have to do, so will try the above

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danielk
typical AutoCAD....they make the simplest things insanely difficult.

 

all useful info tho :D. something i often have to do, so will try the above

 

i agree with you so much, its such a common task in 3d and they never make it simple.

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JD Mather
i agree with you so much, its such a common task in 3d and they never make it simple.

 

Actually Autodesk has a vertical product (Autodesk Inventor) that make this type of functionality quite trivial with Assembly Constraints.

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danielk

does Inventor will be better for my job then autocad 3d? i design water system in 3d , im not designing parts i get them from manufactures or using symbol 3d shapes. i know inventor is more for designing parts. mechanical and others...

at this thread you can see image of what im designing:

http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?76817-How-to-render-a-region-without-the-background-.&referrerid=86588

 

let me know what you think ? by the way ,does inventor run faster then autocad 3d?

 

thanks (couldn't send you p.m. your inbox is full.)

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mikekmx

i think my prob is the same or very similar so hope you don't mind if i post in this thread.

 

been drawing 2D at work. full-time for the last 6 years (electrical layouts), but now i'm in another job and 3D is much better.

 

many times i want to place an object where a line and the surface of a solid intersect (place a part against a wall).

i've got a few methods i use but none are ideal. any suggestions please?

1.pdf

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khama

Seant that is supercool !! I use point filters a lot, this makes life even easier for me.:D8)

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SEANT

I'm glad that the macros helped. They make life easier for me as well. I was sort of surprised that no one seemed interested. Thanks for your reply.

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Jimmy111

Well, I work in the .0001 tolerance range and ive found that eyeballing it works well most of the time. :D Just zoom a lot.

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danielk

any lisp for solids?

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SEANT
any lisp for solids?

 

Do you have specifics in mind?

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tzframpton

Another way to do it, is to combine the OSNAPZ and UCS > View commands. OSNAPZ will lock objects on the current XY plane relative to their existing location. This allows you to use the UCS > View option to reorient the drawing plane so you can use traditional drafting methods to achieve the same results.

 

Attached is a video:

http://screencast.com/t/HrEdGa0N

 

*EDIT*

I just realized this is an old thread. My apologies but I'll leave the post as it may be useful to someone else lurking the boards. :)

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Jimmy111

OSNAPZ dosent lock the object. It limits the snap to the current USC Z (1) or to the z of the object snap point.(0)

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SEANT

I updated the command macros - listed in Post #10 of this thread - to be more compatible with any setting of the OSNAPCOORD system variable.

 

OnlyX

.yz;non;@;

 

OnlyY

.xz;non;@;

 

OnlyZ

.xy;non;@;

 

OnlyXY

.z;non;@;

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