Re: MOVE COMMAND DIFFICULTIES

N/A
-Input X Enter
-Input Y Enter
-Select Geometry
-Select Move From point
-Select direction by clicking with left mouse button
Command is now ready to start again with new geometry. If you want to quit
the command either hit ESC, click on the Select tool again or select another
command.
David
"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
news:48b5c52e$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> Hi, this is my first submittal. I downloaded about 2 weeks ago and have
> run into
> a few problems that I can't seem to solve. I'm trying to move an element
> a set
> distance using either the relative coordinate entry or the step entry.
> Neither
> works. Here's what I'm seeing:
>
> Using a circle as an example, first I select the Move Command and input an
> X distance,
> press enter or tab to show the units. Tab or enter again to input the Y
> distance,
> press enter or tab to show units. Click on the circle circumference to
> select.
> Click again on the circle center to indicate the point I want to move
> from. Press
> enter one more time and the element moves to a position that is the input
> distance
> away from its origin. However, how do I conclude the command to set the
> circle
> at that point? Pressing enter again just sequences thru the input
> windows. Right
> or left clicking doesn't do anything.
>
> If after I click on the circle center, I move the cursor to click into the
> coordinate
> that I want to move to, the X/Y input windows gray over and fill in with
> new variable
> numbers reflecting my cursor movement. Hence that distance command is
> nullified.
>
>
> If instead, I input a step distance instead of X/Y distances, nothing
> happens. Pressing
> enter or clicking doesn't do anything. If I move the cursor, the windows
> grey over
> as above.
>
> Thanks,
> Ron
>
>
> Ronald W Latour


29 REPLIES

MOVE COMMAND DIFFICULTIES

N/A

Hi, this is my first submittal. I downloaded about 2 weeks ago and have run into
a few problems that I can't seem to solve. I'm trying to move an element a set
distance using either the relative coordinate entry or the step entry. Neither
works. Here's what I'm seeing:
Using a circle as an example, first I select the Move Command and input an X distance,
press enter or tab to show the units. Tab or enter again to input the Y distance,
press enter or tab to show units. Click on the circle circumference to select.
Click again on the circle center to indicate the point I want to move from. Press
enter one more time and the element moves to a position that is the input distance
away from its origin. However, how do I conclude the command to set the circle
at that point? Pressing enter again just sequences thru the input windows. Right
or left clicking doesn’t do anything.
If after I click on the circle center, I move the cursor to click into the coordinate
that I want to move to, the X/Y input windows gray over and fill in with new variable
numbers reflecting my cursor movement. Hence that distance command is nullified.

If instead, I input a step distance instead of X/Y distances, nothing happens. Pressing
enter or clicking doesn’t do anything. If I move the cursor, the windows grey over
as above.
Thanks,
Ron

Ronald W Latour

Re: MOVE COMMAND DIFFICULTIES

N/A

David, thanks. However, what you indicated is exactly what I am doing. There's
got to be more to this command because if I don't move the cursor but press Enter
after selecting the circle center (point fr), I see the new position but can't get
it to anchor. And even if I did, it will not honor my directional click.
Ron
"David Rieschick" wrote:
>-Input X Enter
>-Input Y Enter
>-Select Geometry
>-Select Move From point
>-Select direction by clicking with left mouse button
>
>Command is now ready to start again with new geometry. If you want to quit
>
>the command either hit ESC, click on the Select tool again or select another
>
>command.
>
>David
>
>"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
>news:48b5c52e$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Hi, this is my first submittal. I downloaded about 2 weeks ago and have

>
>> run into
>> a few problems that I can't seem to solve. I'm trying to move an element

>
>> a set
>> distance using either the relative coordinate entry or the step entry.
>> Neither
>> works. Here's what I'm seeing:
>>
>> Using a circle as an example, first I select the Move Command and input

>an
>> X distance,
>> press enter or tab to show the units. Tab or enter again to input the Y

>
>> distance,
>> press enter or tab to show units. Click on the circle circumference to

>
>> select.
>> Click again on the circle center to indicate the point I want to move
>> from. Press
>> enter one more time and the element moves to a position that is the input

>
>> distance
>> away from its origin. However, how do I conclude the command to set the

>
>> circle
>> at that point? Pressing enter again just sequences thru the input
>> windows. Right
>> or left clicking doesn't do anything.
>>
>> If after I click on the circle center, I move the cursor to click into the

>
>> coordinate
>> that I want to move to, the X/Y input windows gray over and fill in with

>
>> new variable
>> numbers reflecting my cursor movement. Hence that distance command is
>> nullified.
>>
>>
>> If instead, I input a step distance instead of X/Y distances, nothing
>> happens. Pressing
>> enter or clicking doesn't do anything. If I move the cursor, the windows

>
>> grey over
>> as above.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Ron
>>
>>
>> Ronald W Latour

>
>
Ronald W Latour

Re: MOVE COMMAND DIFFICULTIES

N/A
Ronald,
Not sure I follow what you mean by "there's got to be more to this command"
After selecting the center point just click in the direction you want to
move. Hitting Enter at this point does nothing. Actually if you follow my
steps as listed below the Step box would be highited so hitting Enter would
enter a Step Value but the default is zero.
If you still have troubles try rearranging the steps to see if it makes more
sense.
-First Select Geometry (before entering a X,Y value)
-Select Move From Point. At this point you can freely move your mouse
around and the geometry will follow. Because you haven't entered a X,Y
value yet those boxes will be following your cursor position
-Input X and Enter
-Input Y and Enter. At this point your geometry will snap to locations that
meet your X,Y criteria
-Click again to position the geometry
Now you're done. Either select more geometry and repeat the steps or hit
Esc.
David

"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
news:48b60272$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> David, thanks. However, what you indicated is exactly what I am doing.
> There's
> got to be more to this command because if I don't move the cursor but
> press Enter
> after selecting the circle center (point fr), I see the new position but
> can't get
> it to anchor. And even if I did, it will not honor my directional click.
>
> Ron
>
> "David Rieschick" wrote:
>>-Input X Enter
>>-Input Y Enter
>>-Select Geometry
>>-Select Move From point
>>-Select direction by clicking with left mouse button
>>
>>Command is now ready to start again with new geometry. If you want to
>>quit
>>
>>the command either hit ESC, click on the Select tool again or select
>>another
>>
>>command.
>>
>>David
>>
>>"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
>>news:48b5c52e$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> Hi, this is my first submittal. I downloaded about 2 weeks ago and have

>>
>>> run into
>>> a few problems that I can't seem to solve. I'm trying to move an
>>> element

>>
>>> a set
>>> distance using either the relative coordinate entry or the step entry.
>>> Neither
>>> works. Here's what I'm seeing:
>>>
>>> Using a circle as an example, first I select the Move Command and input

>>an
>>> X distance,
>>> press enter or tab to show the units. Tab or enter again to input the Y

>>
>>> distance,
>>> press enter or tab to show units. Click on the circle circumference to

>>
>>> select.
>>> Click again on the circle center to indicate the point I want to move
>>> from. Press
>>> enter one more time and the element moves to a position that is the
>>> input

>>
>>> distance
>>> away from its origin. However, how do I conclude the command to set the

>>
>>> circle
>>> at that point? Pressing enter again just sequences thru the input
>>> windows. Right
>>> or left clicking doesn't do anything.
>>>
>>> If after I click on the circle center, I move the cursor to click into
>>> the

>>
>>> coordinate
>>> that I want to move to, the X/Y input windows gray over and fill in with

>>
>>> new variable
>>> numbers reflecting my cursor movement. Hence that distance command is
>>> nullified.
>>>
>>>
>>> If instead, I input a step distance instead of X/Y distances, nothing
>>> happens. Pressing
>>> enter or clicking doesn't do anything. If I move the cursor, the
>>> windows

>>
>>> grey over
>>> as above.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Ron
>>>
>>>
>>> Ronald W Latour

>>
>>
>
> Ronald W Latour

Re: MOVE COMMAND DIFFICULTIES

N/A

Dave, tried that. Makes no difference. No matter what the combination of steps,
as soon as I move the cursor from the "selected from point" in the direction of
my chosen move, the X/Y input boxes grey over. Only the Step Box is open for input.
And when I input to it, nothing happens to the circle or my cursor.
Ron

"David Rieschick" wrote:
>Ronald,
>
>Not sure I follow what you mean by "there's got to be more to this command"
>
>After selecting the center point just click in the direction you want to
>move. Hitting Enter at this point does nothing. Actually if you follow my
>
>steps as listed below the Step box would be highited so hitting Enter would
>
>enter a Step Value but the default is zero.
>
>If you still have troubles try rearranging the steps to see if it makes more
>
>sense.
>
>-First Select Geometry (before entering a X,Y value)
>-Select Move From Point. At this point you can freely move your mouse
>around and the geometry will follow. Because you haven't entered a X,Y
>value yet those boxes will be following your cursor position
>-Input X and Enter
>-Input Y and Enter. At this point your geometry will snap to locations that
>
>meet your X,Y criteria
>-Click again to position the geometry
>
>Now you're done. Either select more geometry and repeat the steps or hit
>
>Esc.
>
>David
>
>
>"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
>news:48b60272$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> David, thanks. However, what you indicated is exactly what I am doing.

>
>> There's
>> got to be more to this command because if I don't move the cursor but
>> press Enter
>> after selecting the circle center (point fr), I see the new position but

>
>> can't get
>> it to anchor. And even if I did, it will not honor my directional click.
>>
>> Ron
>>
>> "David Rieschick" wrote:
>>>-Input X Enter
>>>-Input Y Enter
>>>-Select Geometry
>>>-Select Move From point
>>>-Select direction by clicking with left mouse button
>>>
>>>Command is now ready to start again with new geometry. If you want to
>>>quit
>>>
>>>the command either hit ESC, click on the Select tool again or select
>>>another
>>>
>>>command.
>>>
>>>David
>>>
>>>"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
>>>news:48b5c52e$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>
>>>> Hi, this is my first submittal. I downloaded about 2 weeks ago and have
>>>
>>>> run into
>>>> a few problems that I can't seem to solve. I'm trying to move an
>>>> element
>>>
>>>> a set
>>>> distance using either the relative coordinate entry or the step entry.
>>>> Neither
>>>> works. Here's what I'm seeing:
>>>>
>>>> Using a circle as an example, first I select the Move Command and input
>>>an
>>>> X distance,
>>>> press enter or tab to show the units. Tab or enter again to input the

>Y
>>>
>>>> distance,
>>>> press enter or tab to show units. Click on the circle circumference to
>>>
>>>> select.
>>>> Click again on the circle center to indicate the point I want to move
>>>> from. Press
>>>> enter one more time and the element moves to a position that is the
>>>> input
>>>
>>>> distance
>>>> away from its origin. However, how do I conclude the command to set the
>>>
>>>> circle
>>>> at that point? Pressing enter again just sequences thru the input
>>>> windows. Right
>>>> or left clicking doesn't do anything.
>>>>
>>>> If after I click on the circle center, I move the cursor to click into

>
>>>> the
>>>
>>>> coordinate
>>>> that I want to move to, the X/Y input windows gray over and fill in with
>>>
>>>> new variable
>>>> numbers reflecting my cursor movement. Hence that distance command is
>>>> nullified.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> If instead, I input a step distance instead of X/Y distances, nothing
>>>> happens. Pressing
>>>> enter or clicking doesn't do anything. If I move the cursor, the
>>>> windows
>>>
>>>> grey over
>>>> as above.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Ron
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Ronald W Latour
>>>
>>>

>>
>> Ronald W Latour
>
>
Ronald W Latour

Re: MOVE COMMAND DIFFICULTIES

N/A
Need Ricky's help on this one then. I can't duplicate a scenario where my
boxes grey out. Our of curiosity what version of SE are you running?
David
"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
news:48b6bf5c$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> Dave, tried that. Makes no difference. No matter what the combination of
> steps,
> as soon as I move the cursor from the "selected from point" in the
> direction of
> my chosen move, the X/Y input boxes grey over. Only the Step Box is open
> for input.
> And when I input to it, nothing happens to the circle or my cursor.
>
> Ron
>
>
> "David Rieschick" wrote:
>>Ronald,
>>
>>Not sure I follow what you mean by "there's got to be more to this
>>command"
>>
>>After selecting the center point just click in the direction you want to
>>move. Hitting Enter at this point does nothing. Actually if you follow
>>my
>>
>>steps as listed below the Step box would be highited so hitting Enter
>>would
>>
>>enter a Step Value but the default is zero.
>>
>>If you still have troubles try rearranging the steps to see if it makes
>>more
>>
>>sense.
>>
>>-First Select Geometry (before entering a X,Y value)
>>-Select Move From Point. At this point you can freely move your mouse
>>around and the geometry will follow. Because you haven't entered a X,Y
>>value yet those boxes will be following your cursor position
>>-Input X and Enter
>>-Input Y and Enter. At this point your geometry will snap to locations
>>that
>>
>>meet your X,Y criteria
>>-Click again to position the geometry
>>
>>Now you're done. Either select more geometry and repeat the steps or hit
>>
>>Esc.
>>
>>David
>>
>>
>>"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
>>news:48b60272$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> David, thanks. However, what you indicated is exactly what I am doing.

>>
>>> There's
>>> got to be more to this command because if I don't move the cursor but
>>> press Enter
>>> after selecting the circle center (point fr), I see the new position but

>>
>>> can't get
>>> it to anchor. And even if I did, it will not honor my directional
>>> click.
>>>
>>> Ron
>>>
>>> "David Rieschick" wrote:
>>>>-Input X Enter
>>>>-Input Y Enter
>>>>-Select Geometry
>>>>-Select Move From point
>>>>-Select direction by clicking with left mouse button
>>>>
>>>>Command is now ready to start again with new geometry. If you want to
>>>>quit
>>>>
>>>>the command either hit ESC, click on the Select tool again or select
>>>>another
>>>>
>>>>command.
>>>>
>>>>David
>>>>
>>>>"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
>>>>news:48b5c52e$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi, this is my first submittal. I downloaded about 2 weeks ago and
>>>>> have
>>>>
>>>>> run into
>>>>> a few problems that I can't seem to solve. I'm trying to move an
>>>>> element
>>>>
>>>>> a set
>>>>> distance using either the relative coordinate entry or the step entry.
>>>>> Neither
>>>>> works. Here's what I'm seeing:
>>>>>
>>>>> Using a circle as an example, first I select the Move Command and
>>>>> input
>>>>an
>>>>> X distance,
>>>>> press enter or tab to show the units. Tab or enter again to input the

>>Y
>>>>
>>>>> distance,
>>>>> press enter or tab to show units. Click on the circle circumference
>>>>> to
>>>>
>>>>> select.
>>>>> Click again on the circle center to indicate the point I want to move
>>>>> from. Press
>>>>> enter one more time and the element moves to a position that is the
>>>>> input
>>>>
>>>>> distance
>>>>> away from its origin. However, how do I conclude the command to set
>>>>> the
>>>>
>>>>> circle
>>>>> at that point? Pressing enter again just sequences thru the input
>>>>> windows. Right
>>>>> or left clicking doesn't do anything.
>>>>>
>>>>> If after I click on the circle center, I move the cursor to click into

>>
>>>>> the
>>>>
>>>>> coordinate
>>>>> that I want to move to, the X/Y input windows gray over and fill in
>>>>> with
>>>>
>>>>> new variable
>>>>> numbers reflecting my cursor movement. Hence that distance command is
>>>>> nullified.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> If instead, I input a step distance instead of X/Y distances, nothing
>>>>> happens. Pressing
>>>>> enter or clicking doesn't do anything. If I move the cursor, the
>>>>> windows
>>>>
>>>>> grey over
>>>>> as above.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Ron
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Ronald W Latour
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Ronald W Latour

>>
>>
>
> Ronald W Latour

Re: MOVE COMMAND DIFFICULTIES

N/A

David, the version is 20.00.01.08 which I just downloaded on 8/17. For what its
worth, I have several other CAD applications on my hard drive.
Ron

"David Rieschick" wrote:
>Need Ricky's help on this one then. I can't duplicate a scenario where my
>
>boxes grey out. Our of curiosity what version of SE are you running?
>
>David
>
>"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
>news:48b6bf5c$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Dave, tried that. Makes no difference. No matter what the combination

>of
>> steps,
>> as soon as I move the cursor from the "selected from point" in the
>> direction of
>> my chosen move, the X/Y input boxes grey over. Only the Step Box is open

>
>> for input.
>> And when I input to it, nothing happens to the circle or my cursor.
>>
>> Ron
>>
>>
>> "David Rieschick" wrote:
>>>Ronald,
>>>
>>>Not sure I follow what you mean by "there's got to be more to this
>>>command"
>>>
>>>After selecting the center point just click in the direction you want to
>>>move. Hitting Enter at this point does nothing. Actually if you follow

>
>>>my
>>>
>>>steps as listed below the Step box would be highited so hitting Enter
>>>would
>>>
>>>enter a Step Value but the default is zero.
>>>
>>>If you still have troubles try rearranging the steps to see if it makes

>
>>>more
>>>
>>>sense.
>>>
>>>-First Select Geometry (before entering a X,Y value)
>>>-Select Move From Point. At this point you can freely move your mouse
>>>around and the geometry will follow. Because you haven't entered a X,Y
>>>value yet those boxes will be following your cursor position
>>>-Input X and Enter
>>>-Input Y and Enter. At this point your geometry will snap to locations

>
>>>that
>>>
>>>meet your X,Y criteria
>>>-Click again to position the geometry
>>>
>>>Now you're done. Either select more geometry and repeat the steps or hit
>>>
>>>Esc.
>>>
>>>David
>>>
>>>
>>>"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
>>>news:48b60272$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>
>>>> David, thanks. However, what you indicated is exactly what I am doing.
>>>
>>>> There's
>>>> got to be more to this command because if I don't move the cursor but
>>>> press Enter
>>>> after selecting the circle center (point fr), I see the new position but
>>>
>>>> can't get
>>>> it to anchor. And even if I did, it will not honor my directional
>>>> click.
>>>>
>>>> Ron
>>>>
>>>> "David Rieschick" wrote:
>>>>>-Input X Enter
>>>>>-Input Y Enter
>>>>>-Select Geometry
>>>>>-Select Move From point
>>>>>-Select direction by clicking with left mouse button
>>>>>
>>>>>Command is now ready to start again with new geometry. If you want to
>>>>>quit
>>>>>
>>>>>the command either hit ESC, click on the Select tool again or select
>>>>>another
>>>>>
>>>>>command.
>>>>>
>>>>>David
>>>>>
>>>>>"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
>>>>>news:48b5c52e$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi, this is my first submittal. I downloaded about 2 weeks ago and

>
>>>>>> have
>>>>>
>>>>>> run into
>>>>>> a few problems that I can't seem to solve. I'm trying to move an
>>>>>> element
>>>>>
>>>>>> a set
>>>>>> distance using either the relative coordinate entry or the step entry.
>>>>>> Neither
>>>>>> works. Here's what I'm seeing:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Using a circle as an example, first I select the Move Command and
>>>>>> input
>>>>>an
>>>>>> X distance,
>>>>>> press enter or tab to show the units. Tab or enter again to input the
>>>Y
>>>>>
>>>>>> distance,
>>>>>> press enter or tab to show units. Click on the circle circumference

>
>>>>>> to
>>>>>
>>>>>> select.
>>>>>> Click again on the circle center to indicate the point I want to move
>>>>>> from. Press
>>>>>> enter one more time and the element moves to a position that is the
>>>>>> input
>>>>>
>>>>>> distance
>>>>>> away from its origin. However, how do I conclude the command to set

>
>>>>>> the
>>>>>
>>>>>> circle
>>>>>> at that point? Pressing enter again just sequences thru the input
>>>>>> windows. Right
>>>>>> or left clicking doesn't do anything.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If after I click on the circle center, I move the cursor to click into
>>>
>>>>>> the
>>>>>
>>>>>> coordinate
>>>>>> that I want to move to, the X/Y input windows gray over and fill in

>
>>>>>> with
>>>>>
>>>>>> new variable
>>>>>> numbers reflecting my cursor movement. Hence that distance command

>is
>>>>>> nullified.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If instead, I input a step distance instead of X/Y distances, nothing
>>>>>> happens. Pressing
>>>>>> enter or clicking doesn't do anything. If I move the cursor, the
>>>>>> windows
>>>>>
>>>>>> grey over
>>>>>> as above.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> Ron
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ronald W Latour
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Ronald W Latour
>>>
>>>

>>
>> Ronald W Latour
>
>
Ronald W Latour

Re: MOVE COMMAND DIFFICULTIES

N/A
I'm still running .07. I'll install SP8 and see if I can replicate your
problem. Only difference will be that I'm running the full Solid Edge
package not the Free2D package but the drafting modules are the same in
each.
David
"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
news:48b6f584$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> David, the version is 20.00.01.08 which I just downloaded on 8/17. For
> what its
> worth, I have several other CAD applications on my hard drive.
>
> Ron
>
>
> "David Rieschick" wrote:
>>Need Ricky's help on this one then. I can't duplicate a scenario where my
>>
>>boxes grey out. Our of curiosity what version of SE are you running?
>>
>>David
>>
>>"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
>>news:48b6bf5c$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> Dave, tried that. Makes no difference. No matter what the combination

>>of
>>> steps,
>>> as soon as I move the cursor from the "selected from point" in the
>>> direction of
>>> my chosen move, the X/Y input boxes grey over. Only the Step Box is
>>> open

>>
>>> for input.
>>> And when I input to it, nothing happens to the circle or my cursor.
>>>
>>> Ron
>>>
>>>
>>> "David Rieschick" wrote:
>>>>Ronald,
>>>>
>>>>Not sure I follow what you mean by "there's got to be more to this
>>>>command"
>>>>
>>>>After selecting the center point just click in the direction you want to
>>>>move. Hitting Enter at this point does nothing. Actually if you follow

>>
>>>>my
>>>>
>>>>steps as listed below the Step box would be highited so hitting Enter
>>>>would
>>>>
>>>>enter a Step Value but the default is zero.
>>>>
>>>>If you still have troubles try rearranging the steps to see if it makes

>>
>>>>more
>>>>
>>>>sense.
>>>>
>>>>-First Select Geometry (before entering a X,Y value)
>>>>-Select Move From Point. At this point you can freely move your mouse
>>>>around and the geometry will follow. Because you haven't entered a X,Y
>>>>value yet those boxes will be following your cursor position
>>>>-Input X and Enter
>>>>-Input Y and Enter. At this point your geometry will snap to locations

>>
>>>>that
>>>>
>>>>meet your X,Y criteria
>>>>-Click again to position the geometry
>>>>
>>>>Now you're done. Either select more geometry and repeat the steps or
>>>>hit
>>>>
>>>>Esc.
>>>>
>>>>David
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
>>>>news:48b60272$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>
>>>>> David, thanks. However, what you indicated is exactly what I am
>>>>> doing.
>>>>
>>>>> There's
>>>>> got to be more to this command because if I don't move the cursor but
>>>>> press Enter
>>>>> after selecting the circle center (point fr), I see the new position
>>>>> but
>>>>
>>>>> can't get
>>>>> it to anchor. And even if I did, it will not honor my directional
>>>>> click.
>>>>>
>>>>> Ron
>>>>>
>>>>> "David Rieschick" wrote:
>>>>>>-Input X Enter
>>>>>>-Input Y Enter
>>>>>>-Select Geometry
>>>>>>-Select Move From point
>>>>>>-Select direction by clicking with left mouse button
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Command is now ready to start again with new geometry. If you want to
>>>>>>quit
>>>>>>
>>>>>>the command either hit ESC, click on the Select tool again or select
>>>>>>another
>>>>>>
>>>>>>command.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>David
>>>>>>
>>>>>>"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
>>>>>>news:48b5c52e$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi, this is my first submittal. I downloaded about 2 weeks ago and

>>
>>>>>>> have
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> run into
>>>>>>> a few problems that I can't seem to solve. I'm trying to move an
>>>>>>> element
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> a set
>>>>>>> distance using either the relative coordinate entry or the step
>>>>>>> entry.
>>>>>>> Neither
>>>>>>> works. Here's what I'm seeing:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Using a circle as an example, first I select the Move Command and
>>>>>>> input
>>>>>>an
>>>>>>> X distance,
>>>>>>> press enter or tab to show the units. Tab or enter again to input
>>>>>>> the
>>>>Y
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> distance,
>>>>>>> press enter or tab to show units. Click on the circle circumference

>>
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> select.
>>>>>>> Click again on the circle center to indicate the point I want to
>>>>>>> move
>>>>>>> from. Press
>>>>>>> enter one more time and the element moves to a position that is the
>>>>>>> input
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> distance
>>>>>>> away from its origin. However, how do I conclude the command to set

>>
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> circle
>>>>>>> at that point? Pressing enter again just sequences thru the input
>>>>>>> windows. Right
>>>>>>> or left clicking doesn't do anything.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If after I click on the circle center, I move the cursor to click
>>>>>>> into
>>>>
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> coordinate
>>>>>>> that I want to move to, the X/Y input windows gray over and fill in

>>
>>>>>>> with
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> new variable
>>>>>>> numbers reflecting my cursor movement. Hence that distance command

>>is
>>>>>>> nullified.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If instead, I input a step distance instead of X/Y distances,
>>>>>>> nothing
>>>>>>> happens. Pressing
>>>>>>> enter or clicking doesn't do anything. If I move the cursor, the
>>>>>>> windows
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> grey over
>>>>>>> as above.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>> Ron
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Ronald W Latour
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Ronald W Latour
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Ronald W Latour

>>
>>
>
> Ronald W Latour

Re: MOVE COMMAND DIFFICULTIES

N/A
Ron,
It sounds like you are over complicating the command.
First of all, use the move distances as absolute values, not signed
distances.
Once you input the distances, select the geometry you want to move.
The from point is only a reference point used to calculate the possible
moves. With both X and Y values entered, there are four move posibilities.
The from point does not have to be an exact location. The selected object
will move the specified distance from the current location.
Click somewhere close to the circle for the from point. Move the cursor
around this from point. You will see a highlighted representation of the
selected geometry display at the move location. Again, there are four
posibilities (Upper right, Upper left, Lower left and Lower right).
When you click again, the selected geometry will move to the highlighted
location.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: MOVE COMMAND DIFFICULTIES

N/A

Ricky, thanks. The distances I'm entering are not signed (i.e., +,-). The example
I'm trying to make work is to move a circle 1" on the X coord. I did what you indicated.
It doesn't matter where I click the from point. As soon as I move the cursor after
clicking the from point, no matter how small of a movement, the X/Y boxes grey over
showing the distances that the cursor has moved. And when I click again the circle
is anchored wherever I clicked.
I tried all the other Move family of commands. The Stretch command is giving me
the same kind of behavior. (P.S. The tutorial for this command is pretty skimmpy.)
I,m using a box as an example sitting sqare in the X/Y direction. I select the
command, box 3 of the sides & enter 1" in both X & Y windows. I select the move
from point on the middle of the box side. I move the cursor in the direction of
the desired move which would be a diagonal position. Nothing happens except the
X/Y windows grey over. No ghost image appears. If I enter only in one box leaving
the other box at 0" and press Enter, I can get a ghost but as soon as I move the
cursor to click the to point, the windows grey. And when I do click, the Stretch
terminates wherever I click.
Do I have a corrupt download?
Ron

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Ron,
>It sounds like you are over complicating the command.
>First of all, use the move distances as absolute values, not signed
>distances.
>Once you input the distances, select the geometry you want to move.
>The from point is only a reference point used to calculate the possible
>moves. With both X and Y values entered, there are four move posibilities.
>
>The from point does not have to be an exact location. The selected object
>
>will move the specified distance from the current location.
>Click somewhere close to the circle for the from point. Move the cursor
>around this from point. You will see a highlighted representation of the
>selected geometry display at the move location. Again, there are four
>posibilities (Upper right, Upper left, Lower left and Lower right).
>When you click again, the selected geometry will move to the highlighted
>location.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>

Ronald W Latour