I would like to permantly turn off "Float". How can I do this? I don't see what use is it. 100% of the time turn it off and add relations. It doesn't place it a "0". The fricken screen zooms in. sorry, what a pain
Todd Bush wrote: It doesn't place it a "0".
Todd Bush wrote:
It doesn't place it a "0".
It will if you use the correct method to insert it. See the second part of #10 at Frequently Asked Forum Questions.
I don't know of a setting to permanently turn it off.
If you permanently disabled the Float function, how would you unfix a fixed part?
Kelvin Lamport wrote: If you permanently disabled the Float function, how would you unfix a fixed part?
Kelvin Lamport wrote:
I assumed he doesn't want the first component inserted into an Assembly to be fixed, but I could be wrong.
actually I meant turn off fix and let it float
You could always insert two instances of the first component, and then immediately delete the first.
No, just place the first one and then make it float
Steve Calvert wrote: No, just place the first one and then make it float Steve C
Steve Calvert wrote:
I know, but he seems reluctant to Float components. I was giving an alternative.
Todd, insert you first part in a new assembly by selecting from the list, slide your mouse into the main screen (don't click)
Then slide your mouse to the green checkmark and click the green checkmark.
If you create an assembly from the part/assembly, it will place the first part with the axes aligned.
If you insert the part through the dialog box, you can hit OK to have it put on the origin (as stated in Glenn's post)
If you drag it in through the explorer, it's a crap shoot as to where the origin will line up.
If you split you window view, you can drag the part/assembly onto the origin, it will be fixed, but it will be aligned.
I'm so used to floating --> mating to the origin aligning axes, it's just second nature. Things didn't always work this way. You had to create 3 mates between the planes (or 2 planes and the origin) if you wanted to fully constrain the first part.
I always thought, the first in gets placed in space wherever you place it or if you hit the ok the origins align. If you want to move it, just un-float it. I guess it would be neat to hold down the shift key while placing the first component...
kind got it turned around..:) What I meant was. When I drag a part from explore and drop it. I don't want it fixed. I want it to float. Or go straight to "0". I'm going to use few of the ideas here. But, I was just looking for to turn it off so every time I drag it in it floats
We don't seem to have the ability nor a request for what you are looking for . Please submit an enhancement request through the site by starting here and searching for a keyword (e.g. float). Once you get some results, if what you need isn't there (it's not) you can then click on the Click Here link on that page to submit the idea.
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