This is the latest ‘FU’ I’ve gained for my efforts.
BooleanBS.3dm.zip (171.0 KB)
There’s no doubt something wrong that’s making the application fail. But I’m relying on the application to create the math it requires to proceed. If it requires such a level of precision to perform boolean tasks then why does it not facilitate such precision when one’s creating simpler forms?
I keep the orthogonal restraint as well as the planar restraint on while modeling. I use a millimeter grid, with the snapping set to .5 millimeters.
The “end” snap is displayed when I’m making connections, so these tiny mismatches seem to be beyond my ability to eliminate without micro inspecting and adjusting every single instance.
How can one rely on modeling aids when this sort of thing happens?
Even accounting for the possibility of a mis-snap, there’s no incremental setting that explains the micro errors mentioned below.
I’ve been at this learning process every day for months and the majority of advice I’ve been given is related to how to avoid the the application failing to do what I want; It might be this snap or that snap, or the gumball, or the grid, or the planar setting, or the ortho setting … ‘your curves are messy’, ‘the lines are not parallel’, there’s a misaligned intersection, and so on and on.
The point of modeling aids is to facilitate precision and ease. However the modeling aids require me to facilitate their accuracy! I have to keep an eye on this application lest it errs a micron or two!
When the ‘smart tracking’ indicates that my line is at the end point or perpendicular, or at the quadrant, then it should be so. When I work with the ortho setting on, my lines should be drawn parallel and square - period.
Maybe it’s prudent to only turn on the exact ‘aid’ needed for the next task, but toggling off and on any of six different osnaps is tedious to say the least. Add three clicks for every task needed to model an object and add those up over an eight hour day. Add to that the constant need for checking accuracy and one loses all the joy of design. I’m spending more time serving the application than the application is serving me.
Again, is there a snap setting that would make for an error that tiny? Maybe a .5 increment, or even a .025 increment but not the minuscule amount the lines and angles are off. - not the sort of error that requires a friggin’ micro inspection to detect.
I’m told to not proceed until I can draw accurate lines. Really? Just how difficult can it be to produce such with a friggin’ CAD program?? How much effort must one make to produce orthogonally sound line work?
For Fudd’s sake, is there anything one can rely on without double checking it? I find it hard to accept a application of this caliber is such a precious bit of programming that it demands the level of attention required by a quantum physics experiment.
I’m weary, embarrassed, and extremely frustrated at this point. I’m tired of virtually kissing this application’s ass.