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At the risk of making a fool out of myself....

Postby tinanne » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:45 am

I am not a new user to SU and too embarassed to say how long I've been using SU. But if this helps anyone else than it will be worth it. It's probably on some video tutorial that I didn't watch for whatever reason.

OK, so I usually import ACAD or ADT models into SU. But when I do this there is always so much triangulation to clean up. It's such a pain. For some reason TODAY I just noticed the OPTIONS box when importing these models. {I know, don't laugh} Check which ever ones float your boat and Voila, no triangulation.

And if you are a "seasoned" user and you didn't know this, please let me know so I don't feel so foolish, all by my lonesome.
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Re: At the risk of making a fool out of myself....

Postby boofredlay » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:46 am

:oops:

I have been using SU since Version 2 and did not ever open the options dialog. Thanks.
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Re: At the risk of making a fool out of myself....

Postby not registered yet » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:46 am

I wouldn't actually consider myself a "seasoned user," but it's happened to me too and so that options button is great to know about. Thanks!

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Re: At the risk of making a fool out of myself....

Postby Mike Lucey » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:47 am

Ahhh Tina, don't be embarrassed at all.
You are amoung friends.

Mike ;)
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Re: At the risk of making a fool out of myself....

Postby chin » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:47 am

Thanks that a great help..didnt know about it too till now
Keep it up
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Re: At the risk of making a fool out of myself....

Postby CraigD » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:48 am

Merge coplaner....that's a beauty too. Options...gotta love options. ;)

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Re: At the risk of making a fool out of myself....

Postby tinanne » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:48 am

Thanks for your support :) I still really can't believe I never noticed that!
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Re: At the risk of making a fool out of myself....

Postby CraigD » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:49 am

Discovery is a wonderful thing! I support all forms of discovery!

It's funny...that's one of the difficult things with a job in software testing...breaking out of a routine and staying in a state of constant discovery. This is why I truly love the incredible connection I have with all of you! You guys help me find new paths of discovery everyday, and it's the spirit of sharing that allows this!

So...thanks for sharing!

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Re: At the risk of making a fool out of myself....

Postby Edson » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:49 am

i would not call myself seasoned, but i have played around with SU for a quite intense while. however, the only thing i did when opening the options box at dwg import was to fix the scale and tell it to preserve drawing origin.

so do not be ashamed about it. i keep asking dumb questions to this board and people have always helped me with my troubles.

which box exactly did you check in order to avoid triangulation? merge coplanar faces, right?
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Re: At the risk of making a fool out of myself....

Postby tinanne » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:50 am

I checked them **ALL** just in case!! LOL
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Re: At the risk of making a fool out of myself....

Postby CraigD » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:50 am

Yes, Edson. Merge Coplaner will de-triangulate the imported geometry.


Model Units is another one to help preserve the proper scale. Make sure you scroll the tiny scroll bar in the Scale/Units: drop-down menu.

We're looking into the UI for these areas....for more easy discovery.

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Re: At the risk of making a fool out of myself....

Postby alexander » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:51 am

well, nothing to be ashamed off :)

I did watch last time a podcast from school.
they did a good job explaining importing cad- files.

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