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by ken
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Draft schematic
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Draft schematic

The one thing the video leaves out is that it only works if you add it inside of a standard component (library product).
by ken
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Remove Trim Operation on Group of Parts from Propagation
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

Re: Remove Trim Operation on Group of Parts from Propagation

Todd, Thanks for the suggestion. I hadn't considered using serial copy in this instance. I will have to think about that. I am trying to balance between a robust model I can easily manage changes on and the fact that this is a one time project (interior of a performing arts center) and I may not eve...
by ken
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Remove Trim Operation on Group of Parts from Propagation
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

Re: Remove Trim Operation on Group of Parts from Propagation

Todd, Because each part of the repetition is being trimmed to a different length/shape. If I trim the template, they are all trimmed identical to it. (Left hand side of the pic shows the trim line of each rib).
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by ken
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Remove Trim Operation on Group of Parts from Propagation
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

Re: Remove Trim Operation on Group of Parts from Propagation

The best that I can do right now is adjust the sketch curve where it is no longer trimming the parts. That "removes" the trim but doesn't break it. If there is another way to do this, I would really appreciate some insight!
by ken
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Remove Trim Operation on Group of Parts from Propagation
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

Re: Remove Trim Operation on Group of Parts from Propagation

Is there any easy way to select all the errors? When I delete the curve, it creates an INVALID ELEMENTS SET but I will have to expand and delete each trim...
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by ken
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Remove Trim Operation on Group of Parts from Propagation
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

Remove Trim Operation on Group of Parts from Propagation

I made a trim to a propagation of parts using the "sweeping curve" option. Is there anyway to undo the trim later on without having to manually remove each trim on each individual part? Annotation 2019-12-05 104005.png Is there a better way to make a "trim" to multiple parts like this that will allo...
by ken
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: 3D mouse
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: 3D mouse

I have the basic 3D Spacemouse with the two programmable side buttons and setting up shortcuts in TopSolid was the only way I was able to make use of them and I agree it was a pain. I eventually resigned myself to just using icons on the toolbars which was a big concession for me coming from an Auto...
by ken
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: printing lable A7 on A4 paper in nesting draft
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: printing lable A7 on A4 paper in nesting draft

I don’t know of a way to do this with TopSolid currently but I would love to see them add this feature. I use PDFCreator which will show all the documents in a dialog and allow you to merge them at the time of creation. https://www.pdfforge.org/ I am sure there are other PDF apps that would do the s...
by ken
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Change the default index style?
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

Re: Change the default index style?

Thanks, I took a look in there but I have no idea what codes to use either.
by ken
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: status bar configurator
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Re: status bar configurator

Hi Mark,

You can also change the default through the options interface. Select: Tools>Options>Other and you will see a "Default Font" drop down box.

-Ken
by ken
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: How to add a Clear Coat or No Finishing to Edges
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: How to add a Clear Coat or No Finishing to Edges

Okay, I will give that a try. Thanks!
by ken
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: How to add a Clear Coat or No Finishing to Edges
Replies: 2
Views: 944

How to add a Clear Coat or No Finishing to Edges

So, I can add a clear finish to parts by using a finishing but with edges, the only drop down available is for coatings. If there are no coating options in the edge catalog, it will leave the edge the color of the material selected but if I have any coatings (which I need for some parts), then one h...
by ken
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: How to Add a Clear Coating
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Re: How to Add a Clear Coating

Thanks Todd!

I just tried it out and the Finishes don't affect the presentation of the part like the coatings which is exactly what I needed. I just had to update my BOM to show the finishing info as well.
by ken
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: How to Add a Clear Coating
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

How to Add a Clear Coating

Is there a way to add a clear coating to a part so that it will be listed in the BOM but without it changing the look of the finished part? We have a number of parts of different materials that we apply a clear lacquer to and I would like the shaded view in the draft to show the material but still h...
by ken
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: index info
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Re: index info

Here is how I do it... 2018-07-18_0912_Indexes.png You still need a BOM in the draft but you can located it off the actual drawing sheet or on another sheet. With the BOM in your draft, you use the index with information function. Select the BOM and then select "New Definition" and you can create yo...