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Re: One of the nicest they added to ST8 is?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Where is line by midpoint? Are you kidding?

Re: One of the nicest they added to ST8 is?

MLombard
Retired

While sketching a regular line, just press S on the keyboard

Retired Community Manager for Solid Edge. This account is no longer active.

Re: One of the nicest they added to ST8 is?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Ah OK they hid the option down on the PromptBar, which I never look at and have dubbed the "Bar of Lies," since following the things it suggests only leads to frustration. (For instance, click "E" for endpoint, then click an arc and get a "This is not a valid unit type" message.)

 

I much prefer that they put a toggle option button on the actual graphical user interface, since SE is, after all, 99% GUI based.

Re: One of the nicest they added to ST8 is?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I like the "Just freaking do it anyway" button. Now when the "Relationships in this model will not allow this modification" message pops up, I can just hit Ctrl+Alt+F13 and SE does the thing I asked it to without giving me any more lip.

Re: One of the nicest they added to ST8 is?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Thank you for the tip, though. I forgot to add that amid my complaining.

Re: One of the nicest they added to ST8 is?

Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

@DGMCENGINEERING You have to be hovering over a line or arc for the "MICE" keys to do anything. If you hit E, when hovering a line, it will get the endpoint. 

Dan Staples
Director, Solid Edge Product Development

Re: One of the nicest they added to ST8 is?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I remember that I used to have frustration when placing/dimensioning holes and following the PromptBar options, which didn't produce the desired result. I tried it out just now and it seems to be OK in ST8, perhaps I will start to pay attention to the PromptBar again.

Re: One of the nicest they added to ST8 is?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
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@DGMCENGINEERING

"hit Ctrl+Alt+F13"

Say what?

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP5 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: One of the nicest they added to ST8 is?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

LOL, that's so you can't actually try it, I was only joking, and wishing...