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 Post subject: Total Noob Question
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:52 pm 
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I'm pretty sure this has been asked millions of time, and answered a million times.

But I'm having trouble selecting sections above other sections without selecting the bottom section. :P

Don't get mad, or anything emotionally aggressive. Just a noob question being asked by an Intermediate.

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 Post subject: Re: Total Noob Question
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:30 pm 
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I just move problematic sections away temporarily by adding a hundred or so to the y-value in the edit tab.

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 Post subject: Re: Total Noob Question
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:56 pm 
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Left click 'over' the section you want to select, then hold Ctrl and left-click in the same spot until you actually select the section you want. That'll let you parent stuff off it with no problems.

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 Post subject: Re: Total Noob Question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:37 am 
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Thanks. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Total Noob Question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:05 am 
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I didn't figure that out til a year ago, you know, 3 years after I joined these forums.

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 Post subject: Re: Total Noob Question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:08 am 
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Pretty sure it's mentioned in the help file (just goes to show how often people actually read that shit) but the caveat regarding proper selection/parenting probably isn't. I'm not sure what the deal with that is to be honest.

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 Post subject: Re: Total Noob Question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:23 pm 
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No, I don't think it is. I just gave it a quick scan and couldn't find any mention of a "ctrl + click" feature.

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 Post subject: Re: Total Noob Question
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:39 pm 
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Arcalane wrote:
Left click 'over' the section you want to select, then hold Ctrl and left-click in the same spot until you actually select the section you want. That'll let you parent stuff off it with no problems.

On occasion (in my case anyway), new cloned sections and doodads are parented to the previous section selected or the core. This only occurs when the section is selected with ctrl + click. Sections that can be clicked normally do not have this problem. It usually causes me to move the section to an area to where I can select it normally and then clone things.

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 Post subject: Re: Total Noob Question
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:59 pm 
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Arcalane wrote:
Left click 'over' the section you want to select, then hold Ctrl and left-click in the same spot until you actually select the section you want. That'll let you parent stuff off it with no problems.


it was over a year till i even heard of that trick. i still don't use it, i prefer to just move sections away. sure it's less convenient, but for a noob like me who's designs are as simple and crappy as they are, i don't need any fancy ctrl+alt+leftshift+tab+rightshift+little squiggly line+click stuff to memorize to save 10 seconds on building a ship so crappy i don't ever dare post it.


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 Post subject: Re: Total Noob Question
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:49 am 
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About the help file:
The reason nobody reads the entire thing is that it's very long and rather extensive, it's exhausting just to read it. Perhaps it could be turned from a simple text file to something more... Categorized?
But then, that's probably some nighmare to figure out :|

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