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Zoom not zooming ...

Zoom not zooming ...

(OP)
It is a while ago that I downloaded Cadre Lite 3 (ver 3.0.2.9)but never realy tried it. Last week I found it again and started a "self teaching program" because the "help" file does not work.
Almost everything seems to go fine except for the zoom feature; my model is 2400 units long (centimeters), made of 240 beams 10 units long each, and when I zoom it I can not pan it completly to the left or to the right. When I zoom it to an extent that I can keep the node numbers from being overwriten one over the other (I can see nodes 97 to 140), and having the "aproach" set to te farthest, I can only see nodes 73 to 168 when moving the model sidesway.
Is it anything I'm not doing right?
Thank you for any help.
Rafael Guerra.

RE: Zoom not zooming ...

Rafael,

I have not tried to replicate your problem but I have run into similar issues with the zooming feature in Cadre 5.  I wish Jim would consider an update to the whole feature and incorporate a mouse interface for zoom and pan.

SB

RE: Zoom not zooming ...

'' I wish Jim would consider an update to the whole feature and incorporate a mouse interface for zoom and pan.''

Hi all.
  
Good point. This mouse item would be really useful.  
  
As far as the zooming question, sometimes this kind of problem happens, also in the latest versions if you magnify too much the model. I think there is no way -at present- to solve this point; we must wait the future upgrades.  
  
Marco

RE: Zoom not zooming ...

The zoom method is simple: FIRST use the Shift key and RIGHT click on the point to which you wish to zoom in on.  That point then moves to current screen center.  Then use the zoom tool to easily zoom in or out on that point.  I chose this method after using the cad/mouse zoom tools and learning to hate them. This method if fast and effective (expecially in isometric mode).

Jim.

Jim Haynes
www.cadreanalytic.com

RE: Zoom not zooming ...

Great Jim!! I have been using CadrRe for three (or four? I remember no more) years but I didn't know this simply command. Really useful.

Thanks!

Marco
 

RE: Zoom not zooming ...

First, don't try to pan significantly with those scroll bars along the sides except to make very small movements. They are only for small movements about the current location. The effective way to move the model quickly and effectively is to Shift-Right click on a point to move that point to the center.  All zoom is done on the center.  As you zoom in, if the point moves away from the center, just Shift-right click on it again and continue.  If you are in perspective view, then it will tend to move away from the center but in isometric it will tend to stay precisely in the center depending on the accuracy of your first shift-right click.

I don't know why your help file doesn't work.  CADRE Lite was actually discontinued about a year ago.
  

Jim Haynes
www.cadreanalytic.com

RE: Zoom not zooming ...

You are right, Jim. The help-file works correctly -absolutely- and the operation "shift key"+"right click" is well explained!
  
Unfortunately I didn't note this point up to now but I'd have had to suppose that something similar had to exist sad

RE: Zoom not zooming ...

We are getting little more used to the Shift-Right Click feature. We are creatures of habit and tend to scroll the wheel to zoom but I guess its OK to be different!

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