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New Custom Feature - Arrows

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  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,799 PRO
    edited November 2018
    Looks like it on your image, but change it to .25 revolutions, maybe it has something to do with <1

    The first time i switched turns it made the arrow straight and vertical, but after going back into the model and editing again it is flipping differently than what your animation shows. Mine is mirroring about the top plane, rather than the front or right plane.

    The link is shared with support only, It is a confidential design so the boss would shoot me if I made it public :) 
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,799 PRO
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,111
    @john_mcclary did you share it with support specifically for me? I do not have access to support for security reasons so I would have to ask Lou to look at it. Let me try a few things.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,799 PRO
    Oh, I don't know your email to share directly, if you want to send me a message with it I'll share it with you.
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,111
    @john_mcclary this looks OK to me? Is it the "Rotate" or "Arrowhead" that you need to change to make it work?


    You can share it with [email protected]
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,799 PRO
    In the video you can see, after I flip the rotation, it is still going from the bottom right corner of the screen to the top left. But it appears to be a little steeper also
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,799 PRO
    I created a second arrow feature to test that.
    here you can see it is giving me a vertical arrow again, but you can see it is curving it along it's length


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,111
    There must be something unique to that geometry that is causing the issue. I’ll have to dig in a bit deeper. As a workaround for now you can create a sketch circle to drive the arrow. 
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,799 PRO
    Thanks for looking at :)
    I knew I wasn't crazy  ;)
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,111
    Can you give me link doc permissions so I can test it in a private doc?
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,111
    edited November 2018
    @john_mcclary - thanks for sharing that with me. Fixed the issue with your geometry and also another big bug that I had not found previously. I've updated the arrow in the doc you shared with me so you can see it working. You can unshare me from that now if you wish.
    In V3 I've added two new things:
    1. Option to define helical arrow by height or angle.
    2. Option to offset straight arrow away from the axis (just for you @brian_brady)
    Please update your docs/toolbar!
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    Groovy, thanks Neil.
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,799 PRO
    Thanks @NeilCooke
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,037 PRO
    edited November 2018
    Great Job Neil, I'll add it to my bar too. However my FS bar is sooooooooo long now I find it really hard to find any of the FS's especially when lots also have the same initials. 
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  • brian_bradybrian_brady Member, Developers Posts: 474 EDU
    NeilCooke said:
    @john_mcclary - thanks for sharing that with me. Fixed the issue with your geometry and also another big bug that I had not found previously. I've updated the arrow in the doc you shared with me so you can see it working. You can unshare me from that now if you wish.
    In V3 I've added two new things:
    1. Option to define helical arrow by height or angle.
    2. Option to offset straight arrow away from the axis (just for you @brian_brady)
    Please update your docs/toolbar!
    Danke schön
  • bryan_lagrangebryan_lagrange Member Posts: 283 ✭✭✭✭
    It would be nice to have the arrow feature script run in the assembly tab for exploded views.

    The work around I did was create the arrows in the part studio and then insert them in the assembly for exploded view purposes.


    Bryan Lagrange
    Twitter: @BryanLAGdesign

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