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by takedownca
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: SolidWorks Sketch Configuration
Replies: 3
Views: 4830

SolidWorks Sketch Configuration

Having an automatic configuration for part/assembly/drawing is great, but the package isn't complete without a separate configuration for sketching. I know I can setup a secondary configuration with all my sketch commands, but it's not as convenient as having the 3Dx software sense when I've entered...
by takedownca
Tue May 26, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: SolidWorks Rotation Center
Replies: 42
Views: 52468

I'm not designing aero or auto structures anytime soon, so using CATIA is out for now. I don't know why it's so hard getting software enhanced around here. If I had the source code for the SW addin I'd add the features myself. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to code a full blown addin myself. H...
by takedownca
Sun May 24, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: SolidWorks Rotation Center
Replies: 42
Views: 52468

I already use Auto Rotation Center, and it doesn't have the effect that its name implies. It seems to just change the rotation center to the model's geometric center. Working with small portions of a model is not any easier with the option enabled.
by takedownca
Thu May 21, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: SolidWorks Rotation Center
Replies: 42
Views: 52468

SolidWorks Rotation Center

When using the mouse to rotate the view in SolidWorks 2009 the center of rotation is automatically the center of the screen when the rotation begins. This is very intuitive and allows one to work on a small section of an assembly without the components floating off into space due to a rotation about...
by takedownca
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: SolidWorks 2009: Missing SpacePilot button commands
Replies: 5
Views: 6155

Well, that's unfortunate. Obviously, I'd prefer not to clutter my toolbar with buttons I'll never use, but I guess it's a workable alternative solution. Hopefully you work things out with SolidWorks to regain access to their menu structure/commands. In the meantime for anyone else who had mapped a b...
by takedownca
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: SolidWorks 2009: Missing SpacePilot button commands
Replies: 5
Views: 6155

Thanks for the suggestion, Robert. Unfortunately, the Definition command is not listed in the Customize dialog. At best, I could write a macro that replicates the behavior of Edit Definition, but it's unfortunate that I would have to do that when the functionality was already there in a previous ver...
by takedownca
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: SolidWorks 2009: Missing SpacePilot button commands
Replies: 5
Views: 6155

SolidWorks 2009: Missing SpacePilot button commands

I just upgraded to SolidWorks 2009 from 2007. In 2007 I had one of my SpacePilot buttons mapped to "Definition...". After upgrading this button does nothing. I also can't find it in the button mapping dialog. I believe there used to be a branch of commands dedicated to the Edit menu that is no longe...
by takedownca
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Developer's Forum for Windows
Topic: VB6 and SpacePilot
Replies: 17
Views: 27445

Translation1 is an object, not just a variable. So try putting "Set" in front of the assignment statement.
by takedownca
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Developer's Forum for Windows
Topic: VB6 and SpacePilot
Replies: 17
Views: 27445

And the Sensor_Input event should read Sensor1_Input.
by takedownca
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Developer's Forum for Windows
Topic: VB6 and SpacePilot
Replies: 17
Views: 27445

Greensheep,

The only difference I see between your my functional code and your non-functional code is the Device1.Connect line. Try removing the "Call" from that line.
by takedownca
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Space Navigator coating peeling
Replies: 1
Views: 3330

Space Navigator coating peeling

I've had a SpaceNavigator for a few months now and have recently noticed that the rubber textured coating is peeling off. I only use it about twice a week with my laptop, and it sits on a counter the rest of the time. It's not stored in direct sunlight. I have two SpacePilots that have never shown a...
by takedownca
Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Developer's Forum for Windows
Topic: VB6 and SpacePilot
Replies: 17
Views: 27445

I figured it out. Turns out VB6 doesn't like it when you name your objects with an existing property name. So I had to change the declarations from: Private WithEvents Device As TDxInput.Device Private WithEvents Sensor As TDxInput.Sensor Private WithEvents Keyboard As TDxInput.Keyboard to: Private ...
by takedownca
Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Developer's Forum for Windows
Topic: VB6 and SpacePilot
Replies: 17
Views: 27445

Also, I know the Connect method is working (I think) because Device.IsConnected reports True.
by takedownca
Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Developer's Forum for Windows
Topic: VB6 and SpacePilot
Replies: 17
Views: 27445

VB6 and SpacePilot

I want to modify a VB6 application to accept input from 3DConnexion devices. However, since there are no examples showing how to interface with the TDx dll using VB6, I created a test project first. So far, the project compiles fine, but is not responding to the SensorInput event. Here are the relev...
by takedownca
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Display bug
Replies: 4
Views: 5159

The specific command that I see this on is the SolidWorks function "Vertical Ordinate Dimension". Depending on the specific sequence of letters, this doesn't happen with just any long label. It has to be a label that, after truncating to fit the display, has the last letter placed on the far right e...