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#1 kim

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 05:43 PM

I know this has been answered before but I cannot find it in the forum.  I cannot remember how to delete guide lines that do not want to be deleted.  

 

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Kim


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#2 Andrew West

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:00 PM

I am not sure why you can't delete them.  When I use a guide I can always delete it with the delete tool unless my layer is locked.



#3 kim

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:01 PM

Sometimes a guideline does not want to be deleted.  Even on layers that are not locked :-).



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:11 PM

I guess I don't use guides enough to run into that issue. I have found at times that Form.z will tend to hang onto graphic information in Shaded View that I have deleted or moved.  Not sure if that is the case here.  To get my view to display the current state I sometimes switch to full Shaded Full and then back to Shaded and my image updates correctly.  Have you tried restarting your program?



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:25 AM

I have seen this issue few times. It's annoying and I haven't found a cure. The guides hang out there even after reopening the file. 

Fortunately it seems to be more of a visual glitch. 



#6 Tech

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:41 AM

Hi Kim et al,

 

Sorry you are having trouble.  If you ever have a file that is not displaying properly (or unable to delete guides), please post a portion of the file so we can check it here and get you some answers on this.



#7 Jaakko

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:17 AM

I just sent a file for you for investigation. 



#8 Tech

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:09 AM

Hi Jaakko et al,

 

Thanks for sending your file.  There are 2 different types of guides -- those that you make yourself with the Guide tool -- and Temporary Guides that you can make automatically by holding down the Ctrl Space while your cursor is snapping to some geometry.  These Temporary guides can then be deleted via the Ctrl Shift Spacebar (Win) or Option Spacebar (Mac).

 

Does that allow you to remove the temporary guides as desired?

 

(If anyone has a file where this does not remove the guides, please send the file so we can look at that as well and we will see what we can do to help.  ;) )



#9 Jaakko

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:36 AM

That did the trick :D . I didn't remember the temporary guides, use them so rarely. Thanks!



#10 Tech

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:45 AM

No problem, glad to help!  ;)



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:59 AM

Hi Tech,

Just uploaded the file with guideline issues.  It is titled Guidelines.  I thought that they were the guidelines that are placed temporarily but could not get rid of them using the Option Spacebar method. 

Thanks

Kim



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:05 AM

Hi Kim,

 

Sorry, where did you upload the file?



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:47 PM

Hi Kim,

 

Thanks for clarifying the upload location.  Normally if you want to use our FTP site to send a file you want to use:

 

ftp.formz.com

name = dropbox

pass =  i8ugdl

 

(Or you can use dropbox.com or any other FTP service will work....)

 

But anyway, we have the file, and just using the key shortcut to clear the Temporary Guides (Option + Space on OS X, or Ctrl + Shift + Space on Windows), then this works fine with your file.  If this is not working for you, then you have likely cleared this or assigned it to something else.  You can reassign this here if necessary:

 

snap guide clear.jpg

 

There are lots of other key shortcut controls you can add if you like (as you can see above).   And if you are saving a lot of shortcuts, don't forget to use the Key Shortcut manager to Save your shortcuts to a file that can be re-loaded in the future (or on another computer) if you like...  ;)



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:59 PM

Thanks Tech,

 

The combination of  Command + Shift + Space keys, worked.

The temporary guidelines have now gone.

 

Working on Mac Sierra.

 

Kim



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:14 PM

Ok, good to know it is just a matter of using the key shortcut to clear the guides!  ;)






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