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How to get se to distinguish when lines are on top of each other

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Ever since I started using SE, I’ve had difficulty using some commands (e.g., EXTEND TO NEXT, TRIM CORNER, etc.) when two or more lines lie with one directly over the other. How do you get SE to pick the correct line to include in these commands. I’ve tried unsuccessfully to change a line’s priority by using BRING TO FRONT or SENT TO BACK. I tried hovering over the lines waiting for Intellisketch to appear but that doesn’t happen.

Is there a way that I’m missing?

Thanks,
Ron
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Re: How to get se to distinguish when lines are on top of each other

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Ron,
Place the cursor on the geometry you want to select. If there are a number
of elements under your selection an icon (a mouse) appears, right click to
see the 'Quick Pick' list. Select the geometry you want from the list and
left click - the selected geometry will change colour from (in my case)
black to red.
Hope this helps,
Roger
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Ever since I started using SE, I’ve had difficulty using some commands
(e.g., EXTEND TO NEXT, TRIM CORNER, etc.) when two or more lines lie
with one directly over the other. How do you get SE to pick the correct
line to include in these commands. I’ve tried unsuccessfully to change
a line’s priority by using BRING TO FRONT or SENT TO BACK. I tried
hovering over the lines waiting for Intellisketch to appear but that
doesn’t happen.
Is there a way that I’m missing?
Thanks,
Ron

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Re: How to get se to distinguish when lines are on top of each other

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Roger, as I mentioned (i.e., incorrectly referring to it as Intellisketch) in the last sentence, I've tried hovering and no mouse appears. Quick Pick only appears before I execute a command.

Thanks,
Ron

Re: How to get se to distinguish when lines are on top of each other

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Ron,
It is probably too technical for me and best left to Ricky!
In my situation the 'mouse icon' always appears when the cursor (a small
circle) is placed e.g. where one line crosses another i.e. where a number of
elements involved. The 'mouse' does not appear if the cursor hovers over a
single entity.
Sorry not to be able to help further.
Roger
(Sorry - clicked the wrong button!)
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Roger, as I mentioned (i.e., incorrectly referring to it as
Intellisketch) in the last sentence, I've tried hovering and no mouse
appears. Quick Pick only appears before I execute a command.
Thanks,
Ron

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Re: How to get se to distinguish when lines are on top of each other

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Ricky, need help. My problem isn't when lines cross. It's when one or more lines are directly ontop of each other. Am I suppose to get the QP mouse icon after I have already started the previously mentioned commands?

I've done some more playing. Of the 4 line editing commands (i.e., TRIM, TRIM CORNER, SPLIT, & EXTEND TO NEXT) I use in a high traffic situation, the QUICK PIC icon only appears following the SPLIT command.

So I have other but similar problems re subject. For example, when I have to zoom far enough away so EXTEND TO NEXT or TRIM CORNER can “see” the target, SE can’t distinguish the target line from others nearby. And no QP icon appears to help.

What is the intended action for QP?

Ron


Thanks,
Ron

Re: How to get se to distinguish when lines are on top of each other

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Ron,
This is a problem.
I do not have a good solution.
You may have to do some manual cleanup.
You can also use combinations of trim corner folowed by trim to remove the
portion of the under line.
You can also simply use trim to remove parts of each geometry.
By the way, is the geometry imported from ACAD?
Sorry I don't have a better answer.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: How to get se to distinguish when lines are on top of each other

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Ricky, no. Pure SE original. I can live with it. But would be a nice fix for the next update.

Thanks,
Ron

Re: How to get se to distinguish when lines are on top of each other

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Ron,
A light bulb just cam on.
Try this:
Instead of using trim corner for trim, use the trim command.
You can use clich+hold and drag to trim elements.
You have two crossing lines and want to trim one segment of each of the two
lines.
Dont click on the lines.
Click in open space, hold down the mouse button and drag scross what you
want trimmed away.
You will see a trace of where the mouse moved.
On mouse button up, all geometry that you crossed over will be trimmed.
This will work on stacked geometry.
Regards,
Rick B.
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> Ricky, no. Pure SE original. I can live with it. But would be a nice
> fix for the next update.
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> Thanks,
> Ron
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Re: How to get se to distinguish when lines are on top of each other

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Rick, I've been thinking about that last sentence "This will work on stacked geometry". What will work? This sentence's subject is the main issue for my thread. And I really don't understand how to apply the first part of your response to this case.

Again, it is only when the geometry is "stacked" (i.e., one directly ontop of the other, not crossing) that the TRIM, TRIM CORNER, & EXTEND TO NEXT fails to differentiate. But SPLIT does.

Thanks,
Ron

Re: How to get se to distinguish when lines are on top of each other

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Ron,
I am refering to the trim situation.
You can use click-drag in trim to do trim corner.
In this case, it will trim the stacked geometry.
Maybe a better question is why do you have stacked geometry.
Are you trying to simulate an assembly with part edges overlapping?
Regards,
Rick B.