What features would you like to see added to a future version of DataCAD?
#76421 by Neil Blanchard
Wed May 22, 2019 2:39 pm
David A. Giesselman wrote:
Mark Bell wrote:There's times when a mirror line is needed between two points on a drawing. Bisect isn't always able to work due to the types of entities selected. Being able to pick Mirror/F3 Midpoint would allow a user to snap to any two points then DataCAD can set the crosshair at 90' to the alignment.

Hi Mark,

Could you accomplish this by object-snapping to the two points in the drawing to define the Mirror line, and then select Add 90 Ctr to rotate the Mirror line about its midpoint by 90 degrees?

Dave


I have done this a fair bit. The refinement I have sometimes used is to hold Shift and Get X / Y for the second point, to be sure it is an orthographic line. Occasionally, the selected points are not exactly lined up, and the mirror line is slightly skewed.
#76423 by Mark Bell
Wed May 22, 2019 8:53 pm
Dave wrote "
Could you accomplish this by object-snapping to the two points in the drawing to define the Mirror line, and then select Add 90 Ctr to rotate the Mirror line about its midpoint by 90 degrees?"

Well there you go~! Yes, it works, though doing this wasn't obvious until I read the text flyout message. Thanks.
#76442 by Neil Blanchard
Thu May 30, 2019 10:39 am
I often use Layer Sets to copy a group of layers (to get all the colors, etc) and I load them into a temporary drawing, and then edit the layer names (to change the prefix), and then I remake the layer set. Then I load that new layer set into the original drawing.

If we could just Copy and Paste a group of layers, right in the Layer Manager, and edit their names with a search and replace function, or just edit them manually one by one - that would be one of the best things since GTVs!

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