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Turbo Cad to Draw Wiring
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* May 04, 2015, 12:15:48 PM
I have gotten a feel for Turbo Cad, somewhat.  I am not a CAD guy by now means.  I am learning as I go.  I want to use TC to draw wiring into boxes, that I have to build from time to time.  It would make my life easier, to be able to check my wire space, and draw in the conductors.  Any suggestion, or advice for a newbee?  For instance, one trouble im having, is using the poly double line tool, and trying to fill with a particular color, and then fileting the corners to a radius.  It's not working out.  Color palet seems to out put what color it wants.  No luck at all, filleting a poly line.  just to name a couple.  But!  I'm learning!  That's a plus!

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May 11, 2015, 01:54:01 AM
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I would suggest using a 3D Polyline, clicking to set the path as needed, following by a Rail Sweep of a Circle (sized to the diameter of your wire).  Set the Pen Color as desired and render in Draft mode to see the result as shown in the first image.

If you are careful, you can place another 'wire' side-by-side with the first wire by using another Circle and setting its Reference Point to the same point as the first circle (by default, its center).  Notice that the selected Circle's Reference Point is in the center of the other Circle.


Jeff


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* May 11, 2015, 05:20:21 AM
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Neat trick to know, Jeff - Offset rail sweep by changing the reference point. That could come in handy sometime.
Thanks Jeff

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* May 11, 2015, 07:09:23 AM
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Why not just specify the Line Width in the Pen Properties of the line or polyline tool. You can also specify the colour.
What's more, you can easily change the thickness by selecting the polyline, right clicking and choosing Properties.

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