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how do i display an unknown length of an object
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* January 28, 2015, 01:45:16 PM

that was worded strangely, but could not define my overall question in one line.

I manufacture custom rigid aluminium channel l.e.d. lighting that can be any length from 4" to 118" in length  and need to provide a drawing in the users guide. I have seen drawings in the past where there are a couple of S shaped lines breaking the centre that split the drawn piece apart. then there is usually reference to the length range. is there a tool that does this or just manually?

thank you in advance.

best regards,



* January 28, 2015, 05:34:34 PM

Not sure if available in earlier versions but this is in the latest pro version;

http://www.turbocad.com/TurboCAD/TurboCAD-Windows/Upgrade/Upgrade-CenterTURBOCAD v21 New Features:

Click on 'New Feature Brochure, (PDF)' further down the page. 

TURBOCAD v21 New Features

New Drafting object break

When a drafting object is too large to display fully, use a break gap to abbreviate the displayed object. Adjust break line properties including type (straight, zig-zag, wave, or heartbeat), gap value, color, and extension length. One break line per drafting object is supported.




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January 28, 2015, 05:38:19 PM
Be aware that dimension are not associative with the breaks in v21. Hopefully that gets fixed in the next version. It is too late in the version cycle to see it get fixed in v21.

* January 28, 2015, 06:01:48 PM
It's been possible from way back to set up object breaks with associative dimensions with a little cunning and nested viewports.


January 29, 2015, 11:09:41 AM
It's been possible from way back to set up object breaks with associative dimensions with a little cunning and nested viewports.

Any chance that you can expound on that Murray.  Or maybe provide a simple example file, in version-19 or earlier?(no ACIS; or use the "Save proxy objects"in "Save As" options)

Thanks, Alvin
I provided herewith a little file that maybe you can use to show us.  Thanks Murray!  -Alvin
« Last Edit: January 29, 2015, 11:14:59 AM by Alvin Gregorio »

Alvin Gregorio
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* January 29, 2015, 01:01:27 PM

thank you all for your help. only needed one more reason to go from 20 to 21. now I have it!

thanks again!



* January 29, 2015, 05:28:22 PM
thanks Alvin!