Catchbook in Windows Store

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I recieved my email with a link to Catchbook (beta) in the Microsoft Windows Store! Yeah...It's a bit late but I'll take and see what I can do!

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I've been playing with it, but haven't come up with a project yet to really be able to test the software.


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--Scott Wertel, P.E.

Re: Catchbook in Windows Store

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what have you been able to do? I can only draw and have no settings options. 😒

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when all else fails...watch videos! Now I can get off free sketching and get shape recognition working. Moving shapes and centering circles on arcs! Yeah.

 

My daughter (15) watched me take a picture and start tracing. She said that's totally cool, dad. At 15 thats a great compliment!

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I definitely needed the Surface Pen for it to work well enough to call functional.


Even then, I spent as much time learning how close I have to be for it to recognize shapes than I think it had to in order to learn about my poor sketching abilities.  I made a lot of rhomboids before I got my first square.  And there is almost alway (90% of the time) an open corner.

 

I didn't get into the picture taking part yet.  Cool idea though.  And a great way to practice sketching.  Now I wish I had the SP4 instead of the SP3 so I had a bit more friction between the pen and the screen.


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--Scott Wertel, P.E.

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Ryan, Scott,

If you didn't know, Catchbook has its own Community site:  http://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Catchbook-Knowledge-Base/tkb-p/Catchbook_Knowledge_Ba...

 

I'm not discouraging from discussing on the SE site though.  I would love to see more on how the two can work together.  Just thought I would pass the link on if you didn't see it.

 

I also just downloaded yesterday and would be interested in feedback on what you guys learn.

 

Kevin Grayson
Solid Edge Technical Consultant
kevin.grayson@siemens.com

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Yes, I found the link. But it wasn't an active link. You have to copy and paste it to a browser window to get there!

I know a couple guys here have the SP and mainly for CAD. That's why I posted here. I didn't read the license agreement that well. Are we limited in our conversation about the beta to the community area only? If so, I'll follow the rules and start posting there.

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I'm pretty sure the SP4 pen will work on the SP3. You get different nibs. I believe the nibs will provide the friction you are looking for- not the sensitivity levels but friction.

Working with picture was a bit challenging. That is getting the correct procedure down so that the image isn't the "working" layer. My first request is going to be layer management. Just a simple hide/show and active layer function that provides a simple table to toggle the functions.