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Section View Grab Handle / Triad improvements

owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,638 PRO
Hi folks.

I'm a touch frustrated with the grab handles for a section view in a PS.

(a) If zoomed in then the handle is often off the screen.

(b) If viewing normal to the section plane then we can't see the handle to push/pull the section, so have to rotate the view away from normal and then back again.

Just in passing, I presumed I was missing something so tried looking at the help.  a search of "section view" returned 38 hits but I couldn't see anything on PS section veiws other than stating that it was an option.

Other features of the section view, like snapping to the center of a circle are wonderful so with a few tweaks it'd be perfect.

Cheers,

Owen S.
Business Systems and Configuration Controller
HWM-Water Ltd
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  • lougallolougallo Member, Administrator, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,736
    @owen_sparks Today we place the triad in the center of the selected face.  However once a section is on, you can zoom in and we place the triad where you click to re-enable drag.  I am assuming you are zoomed in on a face and the face centroid is off screen and then when you enable, you have to zoom out?

    On the second situation where you are normal to the face, you will see the dot,  Is this a common situation?
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,638 PRO
    Hi @lougallo
    lougallo said:
    ...we place the triad in the center of the selected face.  However once a section is on, you can zoom in and we place the triad where you click to re-enable drag.  I am assuming you are zoomed in on a face and the face centroid is off screen and then when you enable, you have to zoom out?
    Exactly so.  I had no idea you could click on the face section when zoomed in to make the triad reappear on screen!!!  For three years I've been setting a section view, zooming in to see what I want, zooming out to move section further along, zooming in to see the close up.  Doh.  Not sure if that's a me thing or a discoverability thing, but at least the functionality is there so I'm happy.  Thank you!

    lougallo said:
    On the second situation where you are normal to the face, you will see the dot,  Is this a common situation?
    I'll often want to sweep down a part when in section view to check wall thickness for example.  I'll do this normal to the face as rotating the part will skew the view of the thickness.

    I don't know if such things are available but "shift-mouse wheel" might be nice to sweep down a section view.

    Thanks for your time,
    Owen S.

    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,764 EDU
    @owen_sparks
    You can drag the arrow, then view normal to the section view, then scroll in the text box that comes up
    MB - I make FeatureScripts:View FeatureScripts
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,638 PRO
    Ah ha, much obliged.
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
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