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Drafting Palette
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March 26, 2020, 06:30:27 PM
I love, love, love the Drafting Palette.

The main purposeful thing I've used it for in the past-- and right now-- is for custom metal fabrication for wood-to-wood connectors.  Usually 1/4" or 3/16" metal.

I'm doing one now; I'll share with you all soon.  No fancy render to look at; but it's a real-world-required usage of a great feature.

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* March 26, 2020, 06:57:47 PM
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I love, love, love the Drafting Palette.

The main purposeful thing I've used it for in the past-- and right now-- is for custom metal fabrication for wood-to-wood connectors.  Usually 1/4" or 3/16" metal.

I'm doing one now; I'll share with you all soon.  No fancy render to look at; but it's a real-world-required usage of a great feature.

The problem using the Drafting Palette is that you can't edit your work.

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DonCW
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March 26, 2020, 07:02:59 PM
#2
I love, love, love the Drafting Palette.

The main purposeful thing I've used it for in the past-- and right now-- is for custom metal fabrication for wood-to-wood connectors.  Usually 1/4" or 3/16" metal.

I'm doing one now; I'll share with you all soon.  No fancy render to look at; but it's a real-world-required usage of a great feature.

The problem using the Drafting Palette is that you can't edit your work.

Just Group or Block the part (object) first.

Via the Part Tree and other methods, there's even still a lot more that we can edit of the Drafting Palette Object and it be updated in the DP insertions.

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* March 26, 2020, 08:27:15 PM
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The problem with grouping or blocking the object first. Is you lose the ability to customise individual items. Because the block is treated as one object.
This means that you need to use the same hatch, for everything. When you draw by layer everything becomes one colour, The same applies to pen widths. If you are Ok with that then the block method works well.

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Nikki
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March 27, 2020, 04:33:43 AM
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The problem with grouping or blocking the object first. Is you lose the ability to customise individual items. Because the block is treated as one object.
This means that you need to use the same hatch, for everything. When you draw by layer everything becomes one colour, The same applies to pen widths. If you are Ok with that then the block method works well.

Yes.  I know.  And that does suck.

It would be VERY USEFUL if that were not the case.

The Drafting Palette... they're almost there...  Someone needs to start altering some code!

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


March 29, 2020, 07:18:55 PM
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In the attached .zip-folder is the TurboCAD file I said I'd share, in regards to the Drafting Palette usage for creating fabrication drawings of metal wood-to-wood connectors.

-Alvin

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)