The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

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Re: The "Duh!" thread

Postby Align » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:18 pm

thomthom wrote:A more recent Duh I had:

Being able to select only a few edges from a face and offset them instead of the whole face.



how do you do this?
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby thomthom » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:21 pm

Select the edges and and activate offset...
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Re: The "Duh!" thread

Postby EscapeArtist » Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:09 pm

plot-paris wrote:wow, cool. didn't know about that eihter. but what I would even more like to see is a push/pull :pushpull: like this:
strange_pushpull.jpg



It exists! Here: viewtopic.php?f=180&t=23341
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby pilou » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:26 pm

Select an element (lines, surface)
Open Entity Info yes ;)
Then when you select with Shift , Shift + Ctrl or Ctrl
all surfaces or length lines are added , subbstracted, modified, visible and updated in the Entity info! :D :roll:
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby Ecuadorian » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:51 am

I was working in a "mysterious" file that did not allow me to pushpull anything, and I was about to post the mysterious file here. After checking, "Snap to length" was set to a very high value. Duh!
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby Chris Fullmer » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:50 am

I just found one for me tonight. I change the model axis pretty often when I work. But I never noticed that you can activate the axis tool (or change axis inside of a component tool) and click twice somewhere and it will move the axis to that point without changing its orientation. Normally I would have clicked once, then lined up the the axes and click and line up and click. So a double click (not too fast though!) is much faster for moving the axis.

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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby Gaieus » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:04 pm

OK, this is a very painful duh:

My system seemed to crash and I could not even start windows in safe mode (Mac users, don't sneer, please) so I decided to at least try to repair my system. It didn't allow me as whatever imaginable I entered, it didn't accept it as the password of the system admin.

So I reinstalled (I have a recent backup of my documents at least). Then I realised that I didn1t even have a password and should have just hit Enter without entering any password.
:oops:

So basically this is what I wasted my Sunday for. I have a deadline tomorrow. :?
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby plot-paris » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:22 am

oh, that is a really bad one, Gaieus! I am not sure if I should burst with laughter :roflmao: , feel terribly sorry for you :( or just blush with embarassment, because that could just as well have happened to me :oops:
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby plot-paris » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:04 am

another one. after importing a messy 3Ds model and cleaning it up with Thomthoms cleanup-script (thanks again, thom), I started entering every single one of the over 1500 groups/components, to smooth their surfaces.

then I just discovered, that you can apply the smoothing to groups/components, without entering them. so you can select all the groups at once and only have to do the proces once! (doesn't work with nested groups though)
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby thomthom » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:08 am

plot-paris wrote:then I just discovered, that you can apply the smoothing to groups/components, without entering them. so you can select all the groups at once and only have to do the proces once! (doesn't work with nested groups though)

I recently discovered that as well!
In regards to CleanUp - it does have a function to smooth the geometry it cleans up. If you use CleanUp Entire Model you have a field "Smooth Edges by Angle".
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby plot-paris » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:00 pm

thomthom wrote:In regards to CleanUp - it does have a function to smooth the geometry it cleans up. If you use CleanUp Entire Model you have a field "Smooth Edges by Angle".

yet another 'Doh'
I can put my Homer button to quite some use today :D
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby Gaieus » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:15 pm

plot-paris wrote:oh, that is a really bad one, Gaieus! I am not sure if I should burst with laughter :roflmao: , feel terribly sorry for you :( or just blush with embarassment, because that could just as well have happened to me :oops:

Well, eventually it turned out that the total HD was broken so no matter what I would've done, the repair/install wouldn't have been successful. Had to buy a new HD and reinstall everything again. :cry:
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby plot-paris » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:01 pm

uh, thats bad!
actually, I still try to deny that hard discs just die after several years of intenseive use. its not pleasant, when the truth catches up with you...
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby broomstick » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:07 pm

I just discovered that the erase function hides and smoothes edges if you use it in combination with atl ctrl an shift...

DUH!!
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby Ecuadorian » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:10 pm

Today I discovered that I can drag-and-drop images straight from Firefox into the SketchUp viewport. :shock:
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby pilou » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:05 am

I discovered that I can drag-and-drop images straight from Firefox into the SketchUp viewport.

:thumb: Tricky and speedy :fro:
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby Chris Fullmer » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:02 am

I just discovered that you can use more than one modifier key when setting up shortcut keys. example

ctrl + shift + alt + Q

or snything along those lines. I never reazlied that... :oops:
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby plot-paris » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:08 pm

just out of interest: what function did you assign to
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Q???
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby Gaieus » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:32 pm

When I press that, it triggers an automatic poking of you on Facebook.
:roflmao:

(I dare not try if there is anything assigned to it by default because I am rendering an animation) :?
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby Chris Fullmer » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:44 pm

It is my auto-assinate button in SU :)

I don't really have it assigned to anything. It was just an example of how complex a "shortcut" could be. I thought I was stuck to simple single modifiers. Double modifiers could greatly expand my shortcut range though!
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby pilou » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:56 pm

just out of interest: what function did you assign to
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Q???

A list of shortcuts :mrgreen:
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby mitcorb » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:07 pm

Chris Fullmer wrote:It is my auto-assinate button in SU :)

Now, what would an "auto-assinate" button do, exactly?
Hee Hee!
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby Chris Fullmer » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:19 pm

I struggle...
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby pilou » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:10 pm

Triangulate a simple rectangle surface with the Sand box? :oops:
Just draw a diagonal first! :o
Then apply the Sand box "Add détails" :mrgreen:
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby pilou » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:16 pm

A cool one! :oops:
The Duhduh of the day! Never used! :roll:
Thx Jeff :enlight:
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby KXI System » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:17 am

:roflmao:

Thing was, the people who I looked up to as pro's...

Are the ones that had the most "duh!"s

:roflmao:
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby Gaieus » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:19 am

KXI System wrote:Thing was, the people who I looked up to as pro's...

Are the ones that had the most "duh!"s

That's because only those who think have genuine doh moments... :roll:
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby ely862me » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:48 am

Gaieus wrote:
KXI System wrote:Thing was, the people who I looked up to as pro's...

Are the ones that had the most "duh!"s

That's because only those who think have genuine doh moments... :roll:


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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby KXI System » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:12 pm

OK, I'll share a duh moment.

THE COMPONENT DIALOG BOX IS JUST A MINI 3-D WAREHOUSE WINDOW!
I found out by trying to search for a component and ended up with the same search results as the first page in the 3-D warehouse.

WARNING, THE FOLLOWING DUH MOMENT IS PROVEN TO DECREASE PRODUCTION BY 1000%!

OK, first I found one of the antics figures off the warehouse (not through the component dialog window). Now all antic models have a link to the same youtube video, so I clicked on it and next thing you know I have youtube fully working inside sketchup! :lol: I got nothing done that day...
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Re: The "Duh!" thread (aka the Doh! thread)

Postby Jim » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:14 am

Just learned the physical size of the SU window matters when trying to print to scale.

No matter what I did I could not get my unscaled print on a single page, even though it would have easily fit on a single page. After making the SU window narrower than the height, SketchUp decided it would fit a a single sheet after all.
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