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DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:24 pm
by Neil Blanchard
I'll start this off with a request from Tina here in the office: can we remove a Symbol Browser favorite folder from the program preferences, or the SB menu, please? We can edit the Dcadwin.ini file, but this is more involved than many folks want to get into.

Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:41 am
by jimgoodman
I second that emotion....

Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:41 am
by Neil Blanchard
A recurring wish: text search, and search and replace - PLEASE?

Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:54 am
by Roger D
The Scrive Macro will do that.

Also, you can Copy the text you want to replace with, then do a Change/Text/Area/Mask/Entity/Text/Text Mask

I think this alias will work, you can add to you .dca file.
Code: Select all[FR]
comment=Find-Replace text
alias=^;^F0^S8^S2^F5^S8^F0^F1^S7^S7^F1^S3^F1^F1^F1^ÂȘEnter Text to find^S0^S0^S0^F3

Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:58 am
by Neil Blanchard
Does Scrive work with ParaText and MText?

Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:30 pm
by Roger D
No. I think we had this discussion a while ago.

Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:26 pm
by dhs
I don't think MText or PText are accessible from DCAL at all. My wish would be that they could be added to the DCAL capabilities (along with smart walls and others that have also not been added to DCAL)....

Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:32 am
by Neil Blanchard
Right - I hope we get Search and Search & Replace functions built into DataCAD.

Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:07 pm
by Neil Blanchard
I would love it if 3D Clip Cubes "overruled" X-Clip's and S-Clip's. Having stuff show outside a 3D Clip Cube means you have to go through creating new layers, and update GTV's etc.

Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:55 am
by Neil Blanchard
Here's a behavior that doesn't usually matter, but in this case, it does: I am using the linetype called "Corugate" (that is the spelling). And when I use a Clip Cube to make a detail - the spacing of the Corugate line changes. I am guessing the spacing is based on the portion of the line in the CC is different than without it.

Is it possible prevent the linetype spacing from changing with a CC?

Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:54 pm
by David A. Giesselman
Neil Blanchard wrote:Here's a behavior that doesn't usually matter, but in this case, it does: I am using the linetype called "Corugate" (that is the spelling). And when I use a Clip Cube to make a detail - the spacing of the Corugate line changes. I am guessing the spacing is based on the portion of the line in the CC is different than without it.

Is it possible prevent the linetype spacing from changing with a CC?

Send me the linetype so I can see what is happening.

Dave

Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:56 am
by Neil Blanchard
Will this work?

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Segments=6
EndCorrection=1
Factor=64.01
Seg1=100 0.14427
Seg2=0.16648 0
Seg3=0.16659 -0.288542344032899
Seg4=0.33339 -8.16543024601685E-17
Seg5=0.16659 0.288542344032899
Seg6=0.16695 0


Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:38 am
by David A. Giesselman
I'm not seeing a change in Spacing when a Clip Cube is involved. In the attached image, there are 3 Lines drawn with that linetype with 2 of them being clipped by the Clip Cube. To the right is a Symbol comprised of Lines with the same linetype and set to Ignore Clip Cubes. I can see no difference in their spacing.

linetype.JPG

Dave

Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:12 pm
by Neil Blanchard
Okay, I am not using a symbol. Here's what I have - a building section, and the Corugate line is the steel pan in the floor slab. I have turned off the display of hatch, so you can see the polyline outline, as the reference. Here's a part of one of the cross sections, without the CC:

Corugate - No CC.png


And here's the exact same part, but with a CC:

Corugate - With CC.png

Re: DataCAD 20 Wishlist

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:10 pm
by David A. Giesselman
Turn off End Correction for that line type in the [b]Line Type Manager[b/]?