'Normal To' trick in 2004

Hello All,
I just learned a new trick regarding using the 'N' keyboard shortcut for
getting a plane or face to be normal to the screen. Planes were
always a crap shoot as to whether or not they ended up how I wanted to
view the part. Now, by accident, I found I can press the 'N' key twice
or more times and each time it flips the view 180 degrees! This is
great for me and so I thought I'd pass it along.
Sincerely,
Jerry Forcier
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Jerry Forcier
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It's listed in the What's New. FYI, if you CTRL-select two faces, the view will be oriented such that the first face is the front and the second face is the top, which gives you precise control.
Jim S.
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Jim Sculley
Hello Jim,
Damn! I thought I had discovered something undocumented! Anyway, it was a lot more exciting than reading about it. I even called my VAR to let them know. They hadn't known about it either.
Say, thanks for the amplification on the topic!
Sincerely, Jerry Forcier
Jim Sculley wrote:
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Jerry Forcier
Oddly enough, when I select a face then press N the only thing that happens is that my cursor disappears until I move it.
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Jeff N
Jeff,
Check your keyboard customizations to confirm that 'N' is set for 'Normal'. Find it at the bottom of the list in 'Other'.
Good luck understanding those sentences, Jerry Forcier
Jeff N wrote:
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Jerry Forcier
BTW, selecting 2 faces also works in 2003, and they don't have to be perpendicular. The first one selected id the normal one, and the other one goes "up".
WT
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Wayne Tiffany
I think it's been this way since at least 2000.
JJ
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JJ
'Normal' isn't even listed under 'Other' in mine.
When I press 'N', nothing happens...2003sp5.1
Any ideas?
Thanks Whit
Jerry Forcier wrote:
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whit
Normal came in with 2004 and the default hotkey is 8 to fit in with the other 1 thru 7. Not sure where the "N" came from.
WT
> 'Normal' isn't even listed under 'Other' in mine. > > When I press 'N', nothing happens...2003sp5.1 > > Any ideas? > > Thanks > Whit > > Jerry Forcier wrote: > > > > Jeff, > > > > Check your keyboard customizations to confirm that 'N' is set for > > 'Normal'. Find it at the bottom of the list in 'Other'. > > > > Good luck understanding those sentences, > > Jerry Forcier > > > > >
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Wayne Tiffany
Thanks you Jerry.
I am very like this one now too.
I am now just undiscovereing these buttons can be assign and I save the times.
I also find pressing of the mouse middle button to make move rotations of view on the flys. We always learning here.
Sincerefully,
Habib
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Habib
Habib, if you ever come to Kansas City, call me - I'll buy you a cup of coffee just to sit and talk with you. I always enjoy reading your messages. :-)
WT
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Wayne Tiffany
Gee, none of the rest of us get that offer!
Keith
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Keith Streich
What do you have to offer?? :-)
WT
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Wayne Tiffany

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