3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 4, 2012 10:14 PM by Pet Peever

    Some problem to rotate a spline

    Pet Peever

      Hi,

       

      I have some problem to rotate a spline in the attached skech1 : I edit thye sketch, Rotate Entities : the spline 6 is in the blue box, the center of rotation is A, a rotation of, saying 20 deg.

       

      Now, I click, and

      I get .... not a rotation.

       

      Is there a way to make a rotation working like a rotation ?

       

      To fix this bug is in the pipe for 2014 ?

       

      I hope that dassault stays to build milatary planes, and not civil ones....but I will be very cautious, the next time I will hear a military plane training in the air near my home.

        • Re: Some problem to rotate a spline
          Jerry Steiger

          Philippe,

           

          I am not sure if this will work, but try checking the box in the Spline Properties Manager for "Proportional" before you do the rotate. (I don't have SolidWorks running right now, so I don't know the exact words. Won't be the same in French, anyway!) After the rotate commmand you should be able to turn off the Proportional property so that you can manipulate the spline, if you wish.

           

          Don't worry, Dassault doesn't use SolidWorks to design their planes. They use Catia. That code was written by French engineers, not Americans. Of course, that didn't stop Airbus from having major problems because one group of engineers was using V4  of Catia and another was using V5 and the resulting parts didn't fit properly.

           

          Jerry Steiger

          • Re: Some problem to rotate a spline
            Nate Andrews

            This is not a bug. Uncheck the box for "Keep Relations" (not sure what that translates to in French) in the Rotate Entities tool. Once this is unchecked, it rotates just fine:

            Rotate.png

             

            I see a lot of your inquiries here and you say they are all bugs with the software, but it appears that you may just need some training on this new CAD system that you aren't familiar with. Please don't refer to these as bugs when they are not.

              • Re: Some problem to rotate a spline
                Pet Peever

                Hi,

                This spline has no relations at all, so why I didn't pay attention with this check box.

                 

                Now, it works, but if no relations, this rotation might be possible, in all the cases.

                And I ought not to get a translation, relations being there or not.

                 

                So, sorry to insist, but there are at least 2 misbehaviours, with this feature.