Part Placement - changing values

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chris s
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Part Placement - changing values

Postby chris s » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:31 pm

I am having problems moving a part to a desired location. I have created a sketch, then a pad, then I want to change the location of the pad in, say the z direction. When I try to type in a new value it does not change the value in the highlighted window, but the part moves to a different view angle depending on what number I type. This seems really weird, and I dont know if I am doing something wrong or is it a bug?


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Re: Part Placement - changing values

Postby r-frank » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:07 pm

Hello Chris.

Welcome to FreeCAD and the forum.
chris s wrote:then I want to change the location of the pad
In Part Design, please apply placement ONLY TO THE FIRST SKETCH USED, NOT THE SHAPE.

In Part workbench you can apply placement to the shape.

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Re: Part Placement - changing values

Postby chris s » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:09 pm

OK so I now have the pad, selected, and I select part workbench, but still cannot change the z value.
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Re: Part Placement - changing values

Postby Chris_G » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:49 pm

Hi,
Are you sure you're changing the "Position" values, not the "Axis" values ?
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Re: Part Placement - changing values

Postby chris s » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:08 pm

Yes, position, not axis. I just checked to make sure.
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Re: Part Placement - changing values

Postby UR_ » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:56 pm

Hello Chris s,
please ensure that keyboard focus dont change while inserting numbers into textbox.
If cursor stops blinking, focus is lost and futher keystrokes are taken for view shortcuts.

Numbers are view shortcuts:
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If you click onto graphics screen while typing, keyboard focus gets lost (cursor stops blinking)
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Hope it helps
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Re: Part Placement - changing values

Postby chris s » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:50 pm

Thank you, that explains what I didnt know about the numbers shortcuts. But I still cannot enter any values. Cursor does not blink, so I have no focus to start with. I have not clicked in object window; I just click on pad, then go directly to the placement x,y,z field, but there is no cursor.

How can I get the focus?
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Re: Part Placement - changing values

Postby chrisb » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:30 am

chris s wrote:OK so I now have the pad, selected, and I select part workbench, but still cannot change the z value.
You have to select the Sketch and not the Pad, as r-frank said before :roll: .
You can change the position of objects created in the Part Workbench. If they are created in Part Design Workbench you don't create new objects with each operation, but only new features of always the same object. Thus it can be moved only by moving the first sketch.
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Re: Part Placement - changing values

Postby chris s » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:59 am

OK thanks to all for the help.