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specifying exactly where in world coordinate system an inserted tcw file loads
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July 19, 2012, 10:07:50 PM
I know it must be something simple, but I couldn't find any reference on the forum.  Here's what:

I have a console base drawing and need to add the upper equipment turrets.  So I have each turret size as a file, and I use the Insert/File command.  Loads fine, but usually in the next county from my working drawing.

How do I specify the load-in point?

TIA
Steve

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* July 20, 2012, 08:40:31 AM
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re: "Insert / File"

From what I see, the objects brought in via "Insert / File" are placed at the same location that they reside at in the original file.

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* July 20, 2012, 11:49:32 AM
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I know it must be something simple, but I couldn't find any reference on the forum.  Here's what:

I have a console base drawing and need to add the upper equipment turrets.  So I have each turret size as a file, and I use the Insert/File command.  Loads fine, but usually in the next county from my working drawing.

How do I specify the load-in point?

TIA
Steve

I think you'll have to accept what you get, then move the insertion afterward. Better Group it immediately so parts don't get scattered, then Ungroup when you're satisfied.

Henry H

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July 20, 2012, 12:09:43 PM
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Hi Steve,

Just a thought, which I am sure you may have considered  ???

You could use external references to your other drawings (xrefs) and insert them as blocks.

Regards Tim

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Regards Tim

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July 20, 2012, 11:58:28 PM
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Tim, I (hangs head in shame) still haven't learned blocks in TCAD; I used them all the time in DesignCAD, but at first glance, they were a lot more complicated here, so Groups did the job easily.  And I've never used XREFs.  I think XREFs might actually be awesome for the kind of work I do most.  Can you control the insertion point of an XREF?

And Henry, well, yup, that's the way I've been doing it.  It's just that usually things load into the next zipcode, and it's a lot of zoomin'...does work though.
Steve

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* July 21, 2012, 04:54:45 AM
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Blocks and Xref's work similar to Symbols; drag-n-drop into your drawing.

When you have the objects to be used in a Block, change the Reference Point to a useful point, then drag the selection to the Blocks palette. When you drag the Block back out to the drawing area, it will be by the Reference Point location, then snap it (running snap) into place or drop it and move it.

External Reference objects in V19 give you an option for the Reference Point location when creating; Center of Extents or Base Point (0,0,0).

In either case, you have to place the object into the drawing first, then specify a position as to where you want it while it's still selected.

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July 21, 2012, 12:03:37 PM
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I think XREFs might actually be awesome for the kind of work I do most.  Can you control the insertion point of an XREF?

Steve, follow John's directions and you'll soon get the hang of it.  Since I jumped in, some years ago, I have never looked back.
In TurboCAD terms, IMHO,  xrefs are the greatest thing since sliced bread!  You won't regret it, I promise!

Hopefully, I won't live to regret that statement . . . . ;D

Have a good one.

Regards Tim

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