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sandhill

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656 days ago

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I have been using Sketch Up a lot lately so here is what happens to me. When I look at a jpeg or some kind of photo file I find myself clicking down on the mouse wheel to try and turn the image so I can get another view and getting annoyed when I cant make it turn. Am I using SU to much?

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/


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#1 posted 656 days ago

Yeah, I actually did that once back when I was using SU several hours a day to design a couple of my projects.

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#2 posted 648 days ago

When I am at work, well when I am at my place of employment, I have a similar problem. I have to swap between dimensional drawings and a proprietary three dimensional modeling application (that has tools like SU). It always takes my mind a couple of attempts or mouse movements to grasp that I have switched.

Thanks for bring this topic up. Maybe we could coin a phrase for it.

-- Mel,

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#3 posted 648 days ago

It’s not unusual! Wait till it happens with magazines!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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exelectrician

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#4 posted 648 days ago

That condition is known as “Orbit Brain” and I have suffered from it

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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JJohnston

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#5 posted 648 days ago

I roll the scroll wheel up and down, trying to zoom in and out, which is an AutoCAD thing.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#6 posted 648 days ago

OK so I am not alone. Thank god I thought I was the only one.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 648 days ago

JJohnston, it’s not only AutoCAD; it’s also Creo CAD!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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JJohnston

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#8 posted 648 days ago

Is that what you use to draw up gumbo recipies?

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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oldnovice

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#9 posted 648 days ago

JJohnston,

Creo Elements/Direct Express is a 3D modelling CAD program from PTC, Parametric Technologies Corporation. It’s free and I have been using it since about 2000 when it was called Solid Designer from Co|Create.

Co|Create was a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard; later bought by PTC and they have kept the free versions and updates. It was called Solid Designer, One Space, and now Creo Elements/Direct Express.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Mark Shymanski

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#10 posted 621 days ago

I create a lot of maps on the computer…I’ve caught myself trying to point out features with my mouse on a map on the wall behind my computer ;-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#11 posted 621 days ago

Thats scary Mark LOL. The brain is a tricky thing.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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