Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. Home Forum Login Contact Register. I use my Osnap settings and my Ortho all the time.
To Turn On or Turn Off Orthogonal Locking (Ortho)
Only problem is whenever I try to rotate my text for my length, elevation, or my duct size, my setting all turn off. Then I have to go back into my Osnap setting and reselect all of the Osnaps I want to use again and turn Ortho back off. I've narrowed it down to when it happens as well. When I hold down shift, I notice a slight delay and then I can move my ortho freely, but after placing my text, all of my Osnaps are off and my Ortho is then on.
I then proceed to switch my Osnaps on that I want and hit F8 to turn Ortho back off again. I'm really not sure why this keeps happening, and it's a little annoying. Any idea's or suggestions would be much appreciated. You don't say what version you are running. Are the two boxes checked in your database. See attached. If these are checked it will prompt for position and also rotation angle. I hit F3 to turn snaps off and then on during command and F8 for ortho. Yes, both box's are checked in my database.
Before starting the command Ortho is off, then when I try to place the text, it automatically turns ortho on. I can use F8 to turn Ortho back off and that does work. I was just curious why when I used the Shift key to temporarily overide the ortho it turned my Osnaps off and cleared all of my checks from the box's of the Osnaps menu.
I guess if there's no way to fix this I can just keep hitting F8 to turn Ortho off when it automatically kicks on. Unless you know of a way to keep Ortho from automatically turning on at that point. Thanks for taking the time to look into this. You get your version infor by typing "appinfo" at the command line, for future reference.
Check out the following post to see if this is your problem. Switching Polar on did help.I am very new to Microstation this is probably something simple but I was just wondering if anyone can help basically when I try to move a piece of text microstation is only allowing me to move in a horizontal or vertical direction in exactly the same way as the ortho command works in AutoCAD. So please could somebody help solve this as I cannot continue with my current task if I have no way of turning the ortho function off.
Lock axis toggle is the key in to toggle ortho off and on. Also, you can key in dwg orthomode 1 0 to turn it on or off. Leave off the number and it will echo back the current mode as a 0 or 1. The Axis Ortho Lock toggle. Site Search User. Product Communities More. Sign in. V8 - Cannot turn off ortho.
Reply Cancel Cancel. Put the keyin into a function key menu under F8 and you will feel right at home. Up 0 Down Reject Answer Cancel. Hello, Can you specify the exact version of MicroStation you are using?
Has the suggestion previously posted resolved your issue? Regards Derval Canny. Up 0 Down Verify Answer Cancel. Thanks everybody for all the help turning the access toggle off via the keyline seems to have worked.When creating a line or moving an object with ortho mode on, there is a box next to the cursor that shows distance and direction. The annoying part is that is switches between a number and exponential number as the cursor moves. Is there a way to force AutoCAD not to use exponential numbers?
Can you explain what you mean by exponential number. Mine just shows the distance expressed in the units I'm using. You can set the rounding in units to a coarser amount and it will help in most cases, but you have to be careful with measurements, etc. I realize it's just a visual thing, but it can be annoying. Is there anyway to turn that box off? Grigs, I do not know of a way to turn it off. Maybe someone does, however, so hopefully someone will see this thread and post a solution.
Options, drafting, un-tick 'Display full screen tracking vector'. This makes mine disappear but I have to honest I don't know what else it may effect.
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Recommended Posts. Posted July 16, Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. This is not related to the dynamic input. Thanks for all your help. Join the conversation You can post now and register later. Reply to this topic Insert image from URL.We can also use ortho mode to copy or move objects horizontally or vertically. The Polar Mode in 3D provides an additional alignment in the upward and downward direction other than polar angles.
From the drop-down list of Polar Tracking, we can choose the angles according to the requirements. JavaTpoint offers too many high quality services.
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It allows the cursor movement only in the vertical and horizontal direction.
The Ortho Mode is present on the Status bar at the bottom, as shown below: We can implement ortho mode in 2D as well as 3D. Note: To create drawings in a direction other than 90 degrees, we can use Polar Tracking. It is because Polar tracking is not restricted to specific directions.
It displays the polar angles followed by the alignment paths. The Tooltip, which is present near the cursor displays the distance and the angle. The Polar Tracking is present on the status bar at the bottom, as shown below: From the drop-down list of Polar Tracking, we can choose the angles according to the requirements.
Let's understand with few examples.It is great to know that AutoCAD has so many productivity tools that we can use.
Some of us might use it, some might not. Autodesk has change several command line tools, shortcut key combination several times. This shortcut key combination will display context menu for snap overrides. I love this one. Try to hold [shift] then right click. Release, then press [E] to activate end point snap. Just like other Windows compliant software, in this context menu we can hit underlined character for shortcut key.
Holding this key while you draw, will activate temporary ortho mode. Exactly like when you activate ortho mode by pressing [F8]. Yes, you can type R then [enter] to change selection mode to remove. Then you can type A then [enter] to switch back to add selection. You know what will happen if we hold this shortcut key when we use chamfer or fillet? Pretty nice, I use it a lot.
When we use trim, sometimes we want to extend other objects to the same reference. Just hold [shift], then trim will be inverted to extend command. This work on the other way when extend command is active, it becomes trim! This one is new. At least in older AutoCAD we use hold [crtl] then left click to cycle between overlapped objects. Love keyboard shortcuts? If you love it, and you are using ribbon interface, you might also interested to see that you can use ribbon shortcut!
I work as a Sr. I'm also a member of Autodesk Expert Elite, appreciation for individuals who give contribution to Autodesk community. Connect with me on twitter or LinkedIn. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Ortho mode and polar tracking are two methods of constraining user input to an axis.
Ortho mode constrains user input to horizontal and vertical input. That is, if you draw a line, it will draw it from the first point in either the horizontal or vertical direction.
Of course if you snap to an object this will override ortho mode, but you can still use other objects as a reference by using object snap tracking. With object snap tracking, hovering over a snap point will cause a small temporary marker to appear, and you can then use the horizontal and vertical axes of that point as a reference.
But, I digress… with ortho mode enabled, you are constrained horizontally and vertically, which is often complemented by the use of object tracking.
Polar tracking does not force the constraint to either the horizontal or vertical axis in the same way that ortho mode does. With polar tracking, you are only constrained to the axis if you are in close proximity to the axis, in a similar way to how you will only snap to objects you hover over.
During a command if you are hovering over the horizontal or vertical axis, polar tracking will constrain you to that axis. In my opinion, this is the better way, because there is very rarely the need to turn this option off. If you want to draw vertically, hover in the vertical direction. If you want to draw horizontally, hover in the horizontal direction. If you want to draw randomly, draw in a random direction! This can be handy in situations where you want to maintain some known distance.
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This is only an arbitrary example, but there are a surprising amount of practical uses you will find when working. Will I used this polar tracking, it was very good. Once we had cleared the snow we found we could track lots more polar bears than using the ortho mode. Ortho mode is useless especially as you often cannot even get out of the bed in the morning…. I mean when I check the measurements afterwards, they are either a bit too short or long, like I use autocad at work and this really annoys me.
Skip to content Ortho mode and polar tracking are two methods of constraining user input to an axis. Polar Tracking Polar tracking does not force the constraint to either the horizontal or vertical axis in the same way that ortho mode does. Thanks for your ongoing support. Great Work Mike. Mike, Thanks for your reply — your insight into polar tracking truly knows no bounds.F3 - Turns running object snaps on and off. Either someone has been changing the default keys, or there could be an element of finger trouble.
I am not quite sure what your OrthoSnap is.AutoCAD Tutorial: Grid, Snap and Ortho Settings - 2min Tip, Trick or Tutorial #4
I do not seem to have that function. If i hit Snap "on" and then turn Ortho "on" i have to press F8 twice and the first time it switches Snap "off". Thanks for the reply. I still have loaded on my computer so I ran a quick test. I enabled Orthomode and my Osnaps too.
They both work at the same time. Neither one will cancel the other. What edits have you made to your menu files? Not in my version of When did this start happening? Was it right after you edited the acad. I know exactly the problem you're talking about.
It doesn't happen all the time but sometimes the toggling of functions such as Grid, OSnap, Ortho get linked. It indeed annoying because when you're in the swing of drawing you press F8 to toggle Ortho on and it switches the grid off instead. Then you press F8 and it turns ortho on, but now my grid is off and I want it on I can't find any good info about this. It seems to be fixed for me by closing and re-opening ACAD. You can post now and register later.
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