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sdcomins  
#1 Posted : Sunday, September 17, 2017 1:06:40 PM(UTC)
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Hi,


I'm new to PunchCAD! and downloaded the trial of ViaCADPro for Mac.
I have searched the Help menu for "history tree" and similar wording, but can not find the object history window.
Is there a window that shows the build history of an object or model in ViaCADPro?

If I make an object in ViaCADPro and then need to modify the size of the original shape, can I "roll back", modify the shape, then roll the features forward to rebuild the object to the new dimensions? (I have a little experience with Solidworks, and this is possible with the history tree.)

Example: I make a rectangle 2" x 4.25" inches. I radius the corners, extrude the shape up 0.25", add a boss, and a couple counter sunk holes, and fillet the edges.
Now I 3D print the part and find the overall dimension of the base rectangle is 0.25 to wide, but everything else is good.
Can I "roll back" and change the original shape to 2" x 4" and then roll forward and have the rest of the part "rebuilt", or do I need to start a new file and re-create the object from scratch?
-with this simple example it would only take a couple minutes to re-create the object, but if it was a more complex object it would become a hassle to create an entirely new model for a minimal change.

Thank you!
jlm  
#2 Posted : Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:08:52 PM(UTC)
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Hi,

The roots of the "history tree" are in the "concept explorer".
"Entities" is timber.

We can roll back many things, when the the design is done in a clean way...

JL
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rokoko  
#3 Posted : Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:09:36 PM(UTC)
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you can find the history in concept explorer, tab "entities"
rokoko attached the following image(s):
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viacad pro 10 powerpack, viacad pro 9 german, mac os 10.8, 10.9
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sdcomins on 9/17/2017(UTC)
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