It seems my models never translate from their coordinates in Alibre to the same coordinates in BobCAD V24. Not sure why this is. Any ideas?
I have a part I bring into V24 in iges format. For some reason it comes in placed to the right of the origin. It's top surface is at zero in Z, which is where I want it. I first select View Top so I am looking down on the part. I then use Translate (drag) to move the part over to the left of the origin.
But every time the part also moves in Z (to the center of the part). How can I drag the part to the left (in Y) but keep Z where it was?
Why would it move in Z when I am looking down on the part and only moving in X,Y?
This seems like a bug...
I have problems with the translate feature as well. Though, when I do have to use it I only use the sketch/enter option. I then specifically tell BOBCAD where to put the object by coordinates. This, of course, only works if you have a point that you can find and know that you want at 0,0,0 or some other coordinate.
If your part happens to have an intersection of lines or something,that can be used as your Datum point,put a point on that point.Now in points,under coordinates put a point at xo yo,or whatever you need.Go to translate,select the sketch/enter,for your start and end,select pick.Highlight what you want to translate,r click ok,then left click point to move from,then left click point to move to.
The drag translate function will be working off of the active UCS. In a default state, this will be top, which exists at Z zero. All "picks" that are not "snaps" will be accuring at Z zero... For a solid, in the drag mode (no snaps) the bounds center is what will be used so your very first clcik will be moving the solids center to Z zero.....
If you want to do drag translation on Solids, and have them remain in their Set Z value, you will need to entity summary the solid to determine it's Center Z value, then create a new UCS at this lower Z value, make it active, then translate Drag. FYI.
Better yet,you the Man burr.Thanx for tip.
I was watching some of your YouTube videos last night - you should put a link to your YouTube Channel in your sig!!! It should be "required" viewing for "advanced" newbies like me ; )
For the rest of you, here is his YouTube channel: YouTube - MrBobhuh's Channel
I enjoyed learning more about the UCS funtion, as I have never been able to use it properly. I am encouraged that I will be able to in the near future given your tutorial.
Also, I would love it if you could post some of the results of your work in a new thread I started here: