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* August 15, 2010, 07:52:16 AM
Hate to post such a simple question, but I 've looked and looked and can't find the answer or a free tutorial.
I drawing a bracket and and I need a circle at a specific location.  How do I locate the center? 
The bracket is say,  15 X 2 and I want the circle 5/8 from the end and centered top to bottom.  I found the construction line and was able to make a horizontal construction line through the middle of the bracket.  But how do you specify the where you want to run the vertical construct line?

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* August 15, 2010, 08:57:41 AM
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There is probably dozens methods to do this.But I always say make it simple.
How do I locate the center?have your Grid on and snap to the grid line intersection.
But how do you specify the where you want to run the vertical construct line?Load values in the inspector bar or use your snaps.But I rather not use construction lines them. I use polyline as center lines for lay out of the holes.Easier to control.The red lines are polylines the black are construction


Tip:For what it worth I’m sure at one point there may not be a desire for Construction lines .The simplest way to remove from your design is click on Edit and choose Clear. But if want to keep them but and be able turn off and on at will they can be controlled in the Design Director by making them visible or invisible
« Last Edit: August 15, 2010, 10:03:00 AM by wd »

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August 15, 2010, 09:20:44 AM
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  But how do you specify the where you want to run the vertical construct line?

You can use the parallel construction line and tab the offset in the inspector bar.

or

Make a temporary rectangle(rectangles) to give you a point to make the circle from.

Alan H.

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* August 15, 2010, 09:54:25 AM
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The bracket is say,  15 X 2 and I want the circle 5/8 from the end and centered top to bottom. 

Welcome to the forum,

After drawing the rectangle my approach was:

1. Click on the Circle Centre and point tool
2. Move the cursor over the line at the end of the rectangle where the circle is to be located.
3. Press the 'M' key which will activate a single midpoint SNAP, enter the size of the circle required in the Inspector Bar at the bottom of the scree.
4. Click on the circle to highlight it, in the Delta 'X' field on the Inspector bar ENTER -5/8" to relocate it.


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* August 16, 2010, 05:24:31 AM
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Thanks for the quick response; y'all are GREAT!!!
I like DW's solution; it seems to work best for me.
I had trouble creating the parallel construction lines that AH suggested
Thanks WD for the tip for clearing the construction lines.

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