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    OK, so I made an Auto-Cylinder, now if want to adjust the Z of the cylinder levels is there a "bar" I can grab to drag to the new height (or depth)? If not, should I be making my adjustments in the "height" box only?
    I included a screenshot and was wondering where adjustments should be made? A B C D E ?

    I was HOPING that I could maybe hold the CTRL key + drag a handle to move the depth, but no luck with that.
    Last edited by Sl33stak; 11-01-2006, 10:39 AM.
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    I would edit the values for Z in the command mode edit window (Hit basics).
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    • #3
      The depth is the distance from the NOMINAL XYZ location for one of the rows of points. The height (can be + or -) is the distance between the extreme rows of points. Don't know if this helps or not. If you want to take samples so that it will always put the 'depth' row a set distance from the ACTUAL, then you will need either a + or a - value for the spacer, depending on if it is a stud or a hole.
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      Originally posted by AndersI
      I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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      • #4
        OK, so what is the "HEIGHT" box used for? If I adjust that, I get the second row of hits to move where I want them, but it seems counter to what the name implies ( I adjust "height" and my hits go deeper) go figure.
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        • #5
          Use a negative amount for the height. I think (I am not sure) that a positive value puts the second row along the POSITIVE direction of the main CL vector while a negative value goes in the negative direction. But, in any case, if the second row is the wrong way, change the sign for the height.
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          Originally posted by AndersI
          I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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          • #6
            Use A & B in the edit window like Mike said. Drag and drop works ok if you need special radial spacing, but I have not had any luck trying to change the (in your example) Z axis locations with drag and drop. I seem to always end up with my path all tangled up. You can have the edit window and the graphics window both open side by side, and when you make a change to the depth or height field, just do click on the i, j, or k field and the graphics screen will regenerate to show where your new hits will be. HTH

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wes Cisco

              P.S. Ask all the questions you need to. Just be ready to answer them for others when you can.

              LOL, funny.. like I'd ever be able to beat you guys to the punch!?!?! Thanks again, everyone here makes this my #1 asset!

              Have a good one guys (and gals)
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              • #8
                Since you have a cad model you should be able to use your cad model to click on to get your xyz values. Then you will want to drop your probe about 1/2 the diameter of your ball. This is controlled by "A", then using the distance you want to travel down from that point into the cylinder enter that into "B".

                So if you have a plate that is 1" thick, you click in the circle to find the 'xyz' coordinates, then enter a value equal to 1/2 your probe diameter. lets say you have a .20" ball so your first hits will end at -.1 below the hole. If your probe is long enough and can reach a full 1" then you will probably stop at about .10" of the bottom of the hole. So your "B" entry would be .80".

                I would also increase the number of hits and add at least 1 more level to increase your accuracy and change your start angle to 0º and end at 360º( you can enter 0º in both and it will calculate out to 360º
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