Dear Alvin, Thank you for your reply.
The most distant object will be the inner border drawn on my 'Model Page'. This encompasses all my bits and pieces ie., nothing is outside of this border line other than accidental mistakes/errors. The border is within one half and inch of the print paper size of 24 x 36 or the World dimensions of 1152ft x 1728 ft., 1:48 or ¼” to 1’ 0”. I have checked outside of his and in fact have cut all of my drawn entities done a Contrl A < Clear All < Paste back which does not provide improvement.
I am thinking now that your words <quote>
the current/active User Coordinate System (Workplane) is other than that of the Workplane of the entities which you are referencing to be parallel to. (there is a reason this could unintentionally occur, which I won't go into here, unless this proves to be the cause of your issue)<quote/> may well be the source of my problem.
Now this may be a "Shaggy dog" description so I will try and keep it short:-
Some time ago I completely and unwittingly experienced a triplication of all my lines, groups, graphics, dimensions and text. I wobbled on thinking that so long as the drawing looked right’ish then I would sort out the issue later. Yesterday during my attempts to get parallel constructions working I suddenly noticed a section of the drawing where I was trying to draw a parallel construction line [pcl] a group of lines that were in triplication and as I have formed the habit of rectifying this malady as found, I did so. Would you believe it but the pcl., worked. I tried to prove it by purposefully drawing three straight lines one on the other however this did not prevent the pcl., tool working correctly. I have now set about clearing the whole model space of such triplication (its taking hours); so: I have yet to prove that this is a cure but believe me Alvin I do watch for your every comment and follow it as well as I can.
I do not really understand work planes as a discipline in TurbCad and if you could point me in the right direction to gain the necessary understanding I would be very grateful. I have tried many times during my trials and tribulations doing a “Cntrl W” [cw] but I do not believe that this is helping nor do I understand the purpose of cw.
So: until I have further experience following the clearing out of triplication I cant be sure.
Bye the bye. I do as yet only use 2D in Turbocad. I am modestly competent in Sketchup Pro 8 through to the current 2015 and look forward, when competent in Turbocad 2D, to trying your 3D but as yet I wish only to satisfy the Local Authorities and clients with TC 2D before thinking of anything else.
So do you gain anything from my diatribe, Sir.
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