Angle editing hotspot locks at '0' in 3D

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  • #2411

    Kristian Bursell

    Whenever I use angle editing hotspots (4, 5, 6, 7 – never actually used 7) in 3D there is always an issue when the values is zero (0); I cant move it. So i go into the settings and change the value manually (grunt, sigh) then it is free again to moved as expected but as soon as i move it back to zero it locks in that position again.
    Is there a trick to avoid this?
    it works fine in 2D.


  • #2413

    Barry Kelly

    Maybe you do need to use ‘7’.

    Here is the code I use to change the pitch on my barge object.
    No problem stretching it to or from zero.

    		r = 0.350
    		HSID = HSID +1
    		hotspot 0, 0, 0, HSID, Ptch_Inp, 6			!center of angle
    		HSID = HSID +1 
    		hotspot r, 0, 0, HSID, Ptch_Inp, 4+128			!base hotspot
    		HSID = HSID +1
    		hotspot r * cos (Ptch_Inp), 0, r * sin (Ptch_Inp), HSID, Ptch_Inp, 5		!moving
    		HSID = HSID +1
    		hotspot 0, -1, 0, HSID, Ptch_Inp, 7			!center of angle
    		HSID = HSID +1


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  • #3977

    Bruce Walker

    I don’t know if Barry’s answer solved the problem, but the ‘7’ defines the rotation axis. Without it, I guess ARCHICAD doesn’t know which way the axis goes if the angle is 0.

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