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Disappearing shapes

linkreincarnate
Why when you create a shape to be subtracted from another shape does that shape not appear in the Thrown Together View unless it intersects with something?  

  The Devs should add a mode to show every shape no matter what.  If the shape I am trying to manipulate is not currently intersecting with anything it is a royal PITA to find it because it is literally invisible.
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Re: Disappearing shapes

tp3
Von: linkreincarnate <[hidden email]>
> The Devs should add a mode to show every shape no matter what. If the
> shape I am trying to manipulate is not currently intersecting with anything
> it is a royal PITA to find it because it is literally invisible.
>
Have a look at:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/OpenSCAD_User_Manual/Modifier_Characters

Specifically the debug modifier (#) is intended to help with that.

ciao,
  Torsten.

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Re: Disappearing shapes

ednisley
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On 04/08/2015 09:11 AM, linkreincarnate wrote:
> it is a royal PITA to find it because it is literally invisible.

I generally prefix a "new shape" with % or #, which makes my obvious
mistakes more obvious... [sigh]

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Re: Disappearing shapes

linkreincarnate
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Oh now THAT is very useful!  Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Disappearing shapes

cacb
On 2015-04-08 15:50, linkreincarnate wrote:
> Oh now THAT is very useful!  Thanks for the heads up.

I found this series of 4 blog posts very useful when I started with
OpenSCAD, I learned that feature there :-)
http://www.tridimake.com/2014/09/how-to-use-openscad-tricks-and-tips-to.html





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