View Full Version : Macro for Single Axis Pt-2-Pt Translation

06-30-2005, 04:29 PM
I am almost finished my first design (http://eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=127943&page=1#) in NX-3 and the only thing that I really miss from my old software (http://eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=127943&page=1#) is the ability to translate selected objects from point to point but only in one axis (for example ignoring the Y and Z values of the reference and destination points and just using the X values for the translation). By going Edit-Transform-Translate-To A Point and then selecting a reference point automatically advances you to the destination point prompt without the option to edit the specified reference point in order to zero out two of the values. Similarly, selecting a destination automatically advances you out of Point Constructor without the ability to edit the selected point. I tried capturing the routine in a macro (http://eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=127943&page=1#), but have not had any success (http://eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=127943&page=1#) in re-assigning the XC,YC or ZC values to zero after the User Entry for the ref and dest point selection within the macro.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

08-29-2006, 05:32 PM

In Transform you can use Translate - Delta and then enter the Delta value along the selected axis X,Y or Z. This saves you from having to select a reference point. The objects will move a delta value along the X, Y or Z. As far as recording a Macro make sure you use the "User Entry" option when selecting objects or entering values on dialogs.

Edited by: camster