Apologies for the late reply, I’ve been away. I sincerely appreciate all the responses. Being a new SU user you’ve given me new insight which is very helpful indeed! Given the replies, I’m very impressed with our shared appreciation for this application. Thanks for your support!
Since my request for info on my problem I’ve audited my model and corrected “my” mistakes. Based on what I found, objects were actually 1/128" off, not 1/64". Not sure how I could have miss typed a 1/128" into the VCB… Smallest dimension I typed was 1/8". That said,
I’ll try to answer all of your questions, but if I miss something please let me know.
I don’t do measurements by eyeball. Everything is input exactly through the VCB and on axis, And the smallest increment is 1/8". That is, I already know what I want with regards to dimensions. My reference to eyeball in this discussion refers to when objects which should line up (via eyeball) don’t.
Yes, I agree, 1/64" seems to be a high setting for woodworking. Not really necessary for my work. I believe this is the default for the woodworking template? Don’t recall venturing off the change this value… In any case, it should be supported. Don’t understand how fractions are less accurate then decimals. Aside from woodworking, I come from a background of sub-nanometer semiconductor design. 1/64" = 0.015625" right? I have to believe internally SU doesn’t really care how you input values.
Not that I profess to accomplish this accuracy in practice but many hardwood veneers are 23/32" in thickness. Centerline of that? 1/64" granularity. What’s the downfall if I enter a value of 1/64" when the precision is set to 1/4"? Don’t know. Have to believe many users need smaller dimensions than this.
Inference is one of the coolest, and intuitive features of SU, hands down. All the tools depend on it and so do I.
Tried “True Length Snapping” but didn’t see any difference. Not sure what “internal grid system” means/works. Need to investigate further.
And yes, locking to an axis is great. Although I don’t use the keys so much as the visual feedback that you are on the axis.
I always employ copies to see what’s up when I suspect issues. I don’t use dimensioning until all done. Just a publishing tool for cut sheets, etc. I rely on measurement “T” when designing.
Lowering the precision factor is an interesting idea, and I believe this may be the origin of the problem. That is, under what precision is an object created, then manipulated, then measured, etc.
So my conclusion is, on my next model I’m upping the precision factor granularity and double checking everything to make sure my pushes, pulls and aligns really do match up with references objects.
Thank you all for your help. I, as others count on your support!!!