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Glitches with Text and the Door Tool.

Postby Peter Severin Carlsen » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:46 pm

Maybe this has been corrected but the door tool in wild tool seems to have gone backwards for all its new options. Now the door tool defaults to the last door type that I edited rather than a standard door. To get back to a standard 3-0 door at 90 degrees I have to reset from the angle, width, type if the last door I placed was a bifold door five feet wide with the panels 45 degrees. Click the remember box doesn't seem to do anything. This is moving backwards from the old idea of making things take less clicks to get results.

And now I find the text tool will not allow me to cut or paste sections of the text. I can't paste a block of text from Word into a text box. All I get is a "v" when I use the old mac standard of command "v" for paste. I'm puzzled.
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Re: Glitches with Text and the Door Tool.

Postby Marté » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:08 pm

I (and a few others) had the same problem with cutting and pasting text but upgrading to Mavericks and PC 9.1.3 fixed it for me.

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Re: Glitches with Text and the Door Tool.

Postby Marté » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:15 pm

I stand corrected. I just opened a word doc and tried to cut and paste and it did exactly what you described, placed a "v" instead of the desired text. Hmmm, I thought this was fixed...

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Re: Glitches with Text and the Door Tool.

Postby Marté » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:27 pm

OK, quit and relaunched PC and now text editing works as it should again. Weird.
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Re: Glitches with Text and the Door Tool.

Postby Alfred Scott » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:00 am

Peter,

Actually the programming is essentially unchanged and the tool is the same as always.

There were a few errors that I fixed on setting attributes of arcs and hidden lines. These were errors that had crept in over time.

The dialog is changed to show choices with graphics rather than words.

The tool always uses the current setting in the dialog, same as every other tool in PowerCADD and WildTools.

It's possible there was a glitch with the Remember button not working as it was supposed to. I'll check it when I get to my office.

You might want to use a setup for your 'standard door'.

My plan is to eliminate setups and replace them with favorites, which is a graphic interface for the choices, like we now have with many tools (Balloon Text, Offset Line, Parallel Offset, Tree, etc).

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Re: Glitches with Text and the Door Tool.

Postby David Scott » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:51 pm

Alfred,

One (very minor) thing I've noticed with the door dialog box, is that the door graphic seems too big.
When the dialog box was changed to the one with the scissors icon for trimming the wall, the door graphic no longer fitted into the window like it does on p.342 of the WildTools manual, unless the door size is narrower than about 500mm wide.
Is it possible to correct this?
Door DB.jpg
door graphic too big for the dialog box window


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