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Adding Notes to a Drawing
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* May 31, 2017, 08:54:54 AM
Hello All

I am trying to add construction notes onto a working (architectural building) drawing.
Is there a way of adding notes from say a Word document or a PDF onto a drawing.
This would seem to be a lot easier than using the >Draw > Text function.

Also, how do you get an image onto the Image List so it can be added to a drawing

Thanks
Archietec

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* May 31, 2017, 10:20:35 AM
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"I am trying to add construction notes onto a working (architectural building) drawing.
Is there a way of adding notes from say a Word document or a PDF onto a drawing.
This would seem to be a lot easier than using the >Draw > Text function."


One way: In the Word document, highlight the text and press Ctrl+C to copy it. In the TCad drawing, select the Text tool and type anything at all -- a single character is enough -- then select it and open its Properties dialog. Go to the "General" page, highlight what's shown there, and press Ctrl+V to replace it with the text you saved from the Word document. You can format or edit this new entry just as any TCad text object. See the attached screenshot for an example.

"Also, how do you get an image onto the Image List so it can be added to a drawing?"

To add an image to a drawing, I use Insert>Picture>From File and navigate to the image file. Drag down and to the right after defining the first corner of the image; otherwise it'll be upside down and/or backwards. After you insert it, the image will be listed in the Image Manager.

Henry H

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May 31, 2017, 12:59:05 PM
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I remember reading that OLE (Object Linking and Embedding for automatic updates) didn't work anymore, but Don Cheke's TurboCAD Tip #3 works for me in 2017 if I modify it to also select the Link radio button on page 3 of his mini-tutorial.

Opening the TurboCAD file automatically updates the text in the OLE object. 

The only thing I still have to confirm is that the Update Field function in Word will bring in the current date.  I'll find that out tomorrow.


Jeff

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* May 31, 2017, 01:03:41 PM
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OLE work in 32 bit, but not in 64 bit i think to remember.

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May 31, 2017, 01:49:58 PM
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OLE work in 32 bit, but not in 64 bit i think to remember.

That may have been the case at one time (as was the case for the Welding symbol), but I performed my experiments in 64-bit.


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* June 01, 2017, 03:07:41 AM
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Thanks Chaps

Whats OLE?

Archietec

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June 01, 2017, 05:12:42 AM
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Object Linking and Embedding

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