@BenBroad, Can we change NX a little so that te basic info of a selected object is displayed in the botom line.... This without being in a measurement commant. In SW this saves a lot of time........ (please see attachment)
Please contact your local GTAC office and request that they open an ER for your suggestion. Mention the ER# in the forum so that others can reference it should they wish to add themselves to your ER.
Good eye! This is actually a pretty useful thing, and that's why we're adding it in NX 1872. :-)
It comes down to needing TWO reference objects -- an object and a direction. (And it turns out there are a few different cases like this where you want two reference objects.)
Anyway, it's going to look a lot like this:
That 1-2 selection (highlighted with the red box) is only visible when you're in this "From Reference Object" mode. And as you might expect, we'll use those first two selected objects as the references -- and they can be in any order:
One more thing here... Without changing anything else, you can also reselect ONLY the vector and the rest of the measurements will update for you:
Pretty cool. And useful, we think.
Does that help?
Like with NX 1847, As we get to the actual release date here in a few weeks, I'll put out another series of videos explaining the Measure enhancements in NX 1872. We've been watching this forum, and you're going to see a bunch of very familiar topics in that list. There are some other nuances around projected measurements that we think you're going to love.
Hello @TaylorAnderson ,
Thanks a lot for your detailed answer, this is very nice and interesting !
I've been able to reproduce it on NX beta.
What I'm not sure is that I do have the "2 references" option in Nx1863 and I'm able to reproduce what you show. I did not understand the "2 references" option before that's why I did not get what I expected. Has this been added since Nx1847 or maybe it's been there but just not talked about ?
In any case, thanks a lot !
Has anyone been able to duplicate the measurment results showing on active work layer issue?
-change your active view so that it doesn't show some layer, layer 100 for example.
-set your active work layer to that layer (100 in this case)
**if you now create some geometry (curve for example) and you don't see it, then you have this example set up correctly**
-now measure something, do you see your results?
-if not, now change your view to show the layer you previously hid (100)
-repeate the mesurment, do yo usee your results?
Are you talking about turning off visibility for a layer with "Layer Visible in View" and then making that layer the Work Layer?
Can I ask a simple question? Why on earth would you do that? :-)
In this state, any new geometry will not be visible -- not just measurements. Try creating a new block or a new sphere in this mode, and you'll see very little happening. :-)
I'm genuinely curious why you would want to use "Layer Visible in View" within the Modeling environment. Can you help me understand the underlying workflow here? Why not just use the regular Layer tools to show/hide the layer? (This would automatically restore visibility when you change the work layer.)
Taylor, any update on this?
We have a big round of reviews coming up In August. think for now we'll implement additional steps for our designers, -reserve a layer for the measurment display
-show that layer in every view
-be certain to make that layer the work layer when the model is saved for the last time
Not a big deal to work around this bug, but hopefully it's something on the next rollout/update to correct