Newbie here confused by inferences notes


#1

Hi all,
I understand about RTF and my question seems to not really be searchable. Learning SU thru a book and endless YouTube vides which are awesome. My issue is that I understand inference points and colors but for some reason I never get a dialogue box like " End point" etc

Spent too many hours on my own and hope someone can show me the way.

Thanks


#2

Oh, running an iMac with 10.7.5


#3

A simple key for dealing with the inferencing engine is to hover over the contact element and allow the tool-tip to appear. It usually only requires a second or so, but you need to keep the mouse relatively still for that small period. What did you mean by “RTF”?


#4

Are you saying you don’t get the text cues for the inferencing? Do you get tool tips when you hover over tool palette icons?

@jvleearchitects, I expect he means RTFM.


#5

Thanks guys
JVL: RTF means “read the forum” and yes I have tried that
Dave: Yes thats what I am saying, I never get text ques regardless of hovering


#6

So, this seems like a new 2017 issue. I get inference tool tips in 2016, but not in 2017. Pointing at any of the tools does show a tool tip. Inferences themselves are working, there’s just no text appearing.


#7

It must involve particular combinations of Mac hardware and OS X. I’m seeing them as normal on my mid-2012 MBPR, macOS 10.12.2. The tooltips for toolbars are a bit sluggish to appear (maybe a bit over a second), but the inference engine markers and text are immediate.


#8

Pretty sure on windows I can turn tooltips on/ off somewhere. Not sure about the option on mac, you would know better than me. @slbaumgartner


#9

I don’t know of any such option on Mac. If somebody does, please enlighten us!