×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Question about SlopeW

Question about SlopeW

Question about SlopeW

(OP)
If any of you familiar with Slope/W:
I have a simple question but yet puzzling
If you want to locate a point (for example when you drowing a slope geomtry) you have to move the cursor until finding the right coordinates of this point (this is really hassle).
Is there a way where one can locate the point by entering its coordinates directly.
Thanks

RE: Question about SlopeW

Yes, use the "keyin" menu option and select "points"

RE: Question about SlopeW

(OP)
Thanks moe333

RE: Question about SlopeW

If you turn on "Snap Grid" in the upper toolbar and set the "X and Y grid spacing" to a convenient  unit (say 1 or 0.5) your cursor will snap to the points when you are drawing in lines.  I find that rounding to the nearest whole or half a foot generally provides the accuracy that I need for modeling.  

One thing that I really like about Slope/W as opposed to older programs like XStabl, is that you do not need to know the exact coordinates of each point in order to develop the model.  I will typically sit down with the plan and a scale and use the "sketch" feature in Slope/W to rough in my layers, etc.  Then I will adjust as needed and draw in my regions (used in the calculations) using the procedure described in the first paragraph.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Resources

Low-Volume Rapid Injection Molding With 3D Printed Molds
Learn methods and guidelines for using stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed molds in the injection molding process to lower costs and lead time. Discover how this hybrid manufacturing process enables on-demand mold fabrication to quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Download Now
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
Examine how the principles of DfAM upend many of the long-standing rules around manufacturability - allowing engineers and designers to place a part’s function at the center of their design considerations. Download Now
Taking Control of Engineering Documents
This ebook covers tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close