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How does "Set Grid Origin" work?
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* February 13, 2013, 04:03:40 AM
I never had a use for it before, but then one cropped up, and I can't get it to work.
Nothing seems to happen when I choose the option "Workspace/Grid/Set Origin".
I've tried choosing it and then snapping to a desired point, but the origin doesn't move. How do I get it to where I would like it to be?

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Gary Wooding
Win10 64-bit,
TC21.2 x64 Plat, Bld59
TC16.2 Plat, Bld54.0
TCC 3.5


* February 13, 2013, 05:14:03 AM
#1
The Grid should line up with the point you have chosen. You may notice that the Rulers and Grid lines no longer match up. You can also change the Origin in "Advanced Grid". I'm not sure what it was used for, as I never used it.

It probably comes in handy with the Polar Grid.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2013, 05:30:19 AM by John R »

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John R.

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* February 13, 2013, 08:00:17 AM
#2
Well that's exactly what I thought, but it doesn't work at all on my V16.2 Plat.
I thought I'd done something wrong, but after your comment it looks suspiciously like a bug .

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Gary Wooding
Win10 64-bit,
TC21.2 x64 Plat, Bld59
TC16.2 Plat, Bld54.0
TCC 3.5


* February 13, 2013, 08:37:23 AM
#3
Well that's exactly what I thought, but it doesn't work at all on my V16.2 Plat.
I thought I'd done something wrong, but after your comment it looks suspiciously like a bug .

Two things to consider...

1. Click the Grid origin point tool first, then click in the drawing.

2. The tool is grayed out when the screen is rendered or when Perspective is enabled.

Henry H

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* February 13, 2013, 11:48:28 PM
#4
Two things to consider...

1. Click the Grid origin point tool first, then click in the drawing.

2. The tool is grayed out when the screen is rendered or when Perspective is enabled.

Henry H
Nope, still doesn't work.
I started a new drawing with a couple of random lines, chose "Workspace|Grid|Set Origin", and got the prompt  "Define the grid origin point" in the bottom left corner. At this point the current origin was shown as a lozenge. I then click where I would like the origin. the lozenge and prompt disappear, but the origin remains where it was.
What should I have done?

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Gary Wooding
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TC16.2 Plat, Bld54.0
TCC 3.5


* February 14, 2013, 01:13:53 AM
#5
Maybe this YouTube movie will help: Grid Origin.

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John R.

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* February 14, 2013, 06:21:17 AM
#6
I think the term Grid Origin means something different to me than to TC.
The grid, to me, is rather like a sheet of 2D graph paper; its origin is where the two axes meet. That point is 0,0 on the grid.
As far as I can see, when TC sets the grid origin to a new point, it simply aligns a grid intersection to that point. Apart from the way it was defined, what makes that particular intersection special? What does 0,0 mean on that new grid?
It seems to me that a better term for that particular TC function would be Grid Align.

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Gary Wooding
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TC21.2 x64 Plat, Bld59
TC16.2 Plat, Bld54.0
TCC 3.5


* February 14, 2013, 06:55:18 AM
#7
I think what you want is the "Edit Workplane" tool. Activate "Display Workplane" first, so the red dashed rectangle is visible. Activate the Edit Workplane tool and define a new point. This will move your workplane and the Grid will align; the Rulers will not. Your UCS icon will also be at this new point. If you draw a line (Shift+Tab and enter "0,0" into the coordinate fields), it will start at the new point.

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* February 14, 2013, 10:40:56 AM
#8
It seems to me that a better term for that particular TC function would be Grid Align.

Good Point~! I agree!

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