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Moving Cursor Before Drawing Line
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February 24, 2012, 02:48:16 PM
turby's

how do i snap to a point then

move cursor a distance entered

and then starting drawing line?

ortho is on.

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* February 24, 2012, 06:22:41 PM
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February 24, 2012, 09:12:54 PM
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wd

that doesn't sound right.

it's a 'nested' line command in Generic CADD

snap to point>move cursor in a direction>

enter value>snap>start line

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February 24, 2012, 10:22:06 PM
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wd

i want to snap to 'a point'

start to the right

enter a value example: 3"

snap and that is the beginning of the line

start drawing the line

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* February 24, 2012, 10:22:22 PM
#4
I don't think your following the jist.What John point's out is relative in Tc.If your trying go to next point in the basic line tool you can assign that down in the inspector bar.Disregard an Generic Cad input in the thread.For what it worth the method is also used in Ac.Tab over in next fields in the inspector bar and lock in the prefer axis and load your value.I understand what your doing.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2012, 10:34:27 PM by wd »

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Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement Henry Ford
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent Isaac Newton
I have not failed Ive just found 10,000 ways that won't work Thomas Edison


February 24, 2012, 10:39:54 PM
#5

wd

relative co ordinates tip will work for now

found it in 'Getting Started Guide' P.34

'for what it's worth'?

everything i am today i owe to my Generic CADD 6.0 :)

Turbocad would do well to put out a product

1/1000th that well programmed, well documented and rock solid stable

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* February 24, 2012, 11:14:55 PM
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TurboCAD LTE v4,Double Cad,TurboCAD LTE v4 are some alternatives.Draft sight is nice one also
'for what it's worth'?everything i am today i owe to my Generic CADD 6.0 :)Turbocad would do well to put out a product 1/1000th that well programmed, well documented and rock solid stable
TurboCAD LTE v4,TurboCAD LTE Pro v4,Double Cad are some alternatives Draftsight nice one to which is in the Soild Works family.When I started out I used Ac & Tc in tandem.Its always a learning curve.Tc has come a long way for the better since earlier versions but still like using Ver.9.2 & 11.2.Although v9 isn't as large in Mb.as newer versions but it pretty responsive at my end,

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Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement Henry Ford
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent Isaac Newton
I have not failed Ive just found 10,000 ways that won't work Thomas Edison


February 24, 2012, 11:34:45 PM
#7

wd

that's not working very well

just now ended up on 'wrong side' of 'part'

switched to 'relative co ordinates'

it high lighted 'last point'

i want my 'snap> enter value > snap > start drawing line' !

a nested command

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* February 24, 2012, 11:54:31 PM
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Sooner or later I got make a video there has been few confuse querys regarding it and it can be a clumsy thing to work with for the newcomer,load the (@) and for angles (< )use this symbol (-) if going in the negative direction.

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Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement Henry Ford
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent Isaac Newton
I have not failed Ive just found 10,000 ways that won't work Thomas Edison


February 25, 2012, 02:18:45 AM
#9

wd

relative coordinates works fine

just have to plan where you end up

before using it :)

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'goodnite mr designer.' 'ugh!'

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* February 25, 2012, 07:29:25 AM
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I'm glad you got it worked out.I know what you mean by a nested command I use this method in Ac and is illustrated in my training manuals.I find what  John R. outlines along with whats in wiki to be the most simplest steps in using this mode.I didn't want to draw out a long descriptive explanation in fear it may complicate the matter.As a engineer I figure you would have good power of reasoning skills to put together.Last night it was around 2:00 am at my end when we spoke and the thinking was getting sleepy.Sorry could be more direct up front but I need more facts at times to give a more positive answers.

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Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement Henry Ford
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent Isaac Newton
I have not failed Ive just found 10,000 ways that won't work Thomas Edison


February 25, 2012, 07:59:15 AM
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wd

your set on having me read that stuff aren't you.

remember 'Woman In Red' with Gene Wilder phone scene?

'you want me to do what?!'

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« Last Edit: February 26, 2012, 11:28:36 AM by mechanical designer »

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* February 25, 2012, 09:01:12 PM
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I figure with a little studying of it and to rewrite whats here already in the forum would be redundant.Thats why I was referring to previous entries of the forum but you can do as you wish.How ever I never seen the movie.But one of my favorites is with Sharon Stone & Gene Hackman in The Quick and the Dead



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Quick_and_the_Dead_%281995_film%29

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Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement Henry Ford
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent Isaac Newton
I have not failed Ive just found 10,000 ways that won't work Thomas Edison


February 25, 2012, 09:15:09 PM
#13

wd

i did not look at links.

old links don't sound very interesting. :)

are you sure this is only way to move

cursor by inputting values?

note: i did notice your tip used boxes on right not boxes on left.

had to keep tabbing over to them. :)

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* February 25, 2012, 09:35:20 PM
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Do you have a better plan if so explain.

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Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement Henry Ford
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent Isaac Newton
I have not failed Ive just found 10,000 ways that won't work Thomas Edison


* February 26, 2012, 02:28:39 AM
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Here is my method to start a line (or whatever) from a place.
1. Place a Point at a particular place.
2. Select the draw Line (or whaterver entity) tool.
3. Place the coordinates of the start of the Line (or whatever) relative to the Point in ther coordinate boxes on the bottom RH corner of of the screen. Preceed the coordinates in each coordinate box with an @.
4. Define the remaining vertices for the line (or whatever).
I place this here for your information and my future reference.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2012, 02:32:03 AM by seasdes »

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February 26, 2012, 10:05:17 PM
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turbo's

i had this 'relative co ordinates' working last night.

i think i'm leaving out a step or something.

i draw a 6" line.

i select 'relative co ordinates'

last click on line turns to red box

but after i tab to x box and enter value

new cursor position is from cursor position

not red box.

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February 26, 2012, 11:26:23 PM
#17
CADer's

figured it out! :)

after tabbing over to x and y.

it needs both values filled in.

for what i want to do one of them gets 'zeroed out'.

i'm just moving cursor on x or y direction and

want it 'locked' as far as other direction.

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