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Question?? Origin
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* June 10, 2009, 07:44:53 PM
I'm doing the new training Cds and I cant find an answer.
I like to start my drawings at the zero point. I think this is called the Origin The template that you use for training is HUGE size wise - thousands of mm's. It might not make a difference where I start but I was wondering if instead of scrolling through to find zero, if there was a short cut?
Thank You  ;D

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* June 10, 2009, 08:08:32 PM
#1
You can do that, but frankly I find it awkward. Here's how: After activating the drawing tool you plan to use, Press Shift+Tab, which highlights the X field of the Status Bar. Type 0 [zero]. Press Tab to highlight the Y field and type another zero. Press Enter. The starting point of your chosen tool will then be at the origin of the current WorkPlane.

Henry H

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* June 11, 2009, 05:55:37 AM
#2
That is actually one of the features I really like about TurboCAD, not only the ability to draw by number, but to easily establish your starting point.  I start a lot of my drawings at .5,.5 in order to leave .5" space for a border.

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* June 11, 2009, 06:10:07 AM
#3
Thank you for the help :)
It is a little akward, even placing the zeros in the status bar did not move the screen to where I could see the line being drawn. I was able to draw ith 1st line by remote then hit zoom extents. It works! I dont forsee this being a problem in normal use, its just because the template your supposed to use to match the course work is so huge.

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June 11, 2009, 07:03:58 AM
#4
I have the command "ViewScrollHome" to [Home]

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* June 11, 2009, 09:27:34 AM
#5
I have the command "ViewScrollHome" to [Home]

Wonderful shortcut. Been available for ages, and I never noticed.

Henry H

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* June 12, 2009, 06:24:00 AM
#6
Thank you - thats easy.  Just hitting the home key on the keybord is a handy Seke.

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