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Problems / Re: drawing parallel lines from the a centred construction line
« Last post by mitchb on May 24, 2019, 11:10:36 PM »
There is a double line tool that you may find useful. Be sure to esc or double click to end one set of lines before starting a second set or the second set will connect with the first, you may find that handy in some cases. There is also an Offset tool. Click on the first line to drag it out then set the exact distance in the offset data box. Another technic would be after drawing the line go to the X or Y data box and after the location data enter + or - 22 as needed, the program will do the math and move the line, use the offset tool for the second line.

If you need to remove a bunch of construction lines right-click in the drawing space and in the popup menu select Construction lines -> delete.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: drawing parallel lines from the a centred construction line
« Last post by JBorlaug on May 24, 2019, 08:07:54 PM »
I think this iz one of the 'basic' "tedius" situations one gets into without editing.
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Problems / drawing parallel lines from the a centred construction line
« Last post by gordyjackson on May 23, 2019, 11:10:10 PM »
Morning all,  I've been struggling with this for a while.
I'm using Turbocad Mac Designer 10 to draw conservatories and windows etc.
What I need to do is draw a parallel line but it being centred over a construction line.
e.g,   a glazing bar is 44mm thick.   I have a centre line drawn as a construction line.   I need to be able to follow the construction line but now creating two lines, each 22mm from the centre.   (hope I've explained that okay)
Whenever I draw with parallel lines at the moment it's always from one side so I end up drawing two lots at 22mm and then have to delete the centre lines after,   a bit tedious!
Can anyone help or advise?
Many Thanks in advance
Gordon
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Problems / Re: Layers
« Last post by JBorlaug on May 15, 2019, 08:11:58 PM »
Oops Mitch! That was a group that was hidden! Sorry 'bout that! Not to worry, this pic of my past 9 months is a no longer valid 'discussion'- it's all been trashed  now! :D
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Problems / Re: Layers
« Last post by mitchb on May 15, 2019, 02:59:36 PM »
Okay Johnny, then I have to ask if the image was moved to a different layer after it was imported? In my testing using TC V10, I found that I could not move any added trace lines under the image, not even the arrange tool would do it. Once moved to another layer then the layer would be on top and added lines would go under the image. I also saved the file and reloaded it to see if that caused a problem but no change. I feel confident that you changed the image layer after it was imported. Let me know if your experience with this is different.

Enjoy
Mitch

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Problems / Re: Layers
« Last post by JBorlaug on May 15, 2019, 01:34:27 PM »
The same description as above, I even tried transparet, no go- still coverd all lines
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Problems / Re: Layers
« Last post by mitchb on May 15, 2019, 01:18:13 PM »
Pete,
Glad I can help.

Johnny,
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that the arranging won't 'tie together'

Not quite sure what you mean by that. Can you explain?

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: Layers
« Last post by JBorlaug on May 15, 2019, 04:32:52 AM »
Thanks Mitch! My input is that when I close the active program with the PNG pulled in, that the arranging won't 'tie together'- I keep forgetting to mention it to anyone ( I still need to update my PowerPack) :D
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Problems / Re: Layers
« Last post by pottypete on May 15, 2019, 01:51:55 AM »
Thanks Mitch as always you are a great help and we are very lucky to have you there.

Pete
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Problems / Re: Layers
« Last post by mitchb on May 14, 2019, 06:51:54 PM »
Hi Pottypete,

I've been doing some testing here and I can duplicate the problem. It seems that changing the layer after importing the image is the source of the problem. Create the layer first then make it active and import the image, all the trace lines will remain on top of the image. You can't even force them under the image using the "Arrange" tool. If imported onto layer 1 the layer can be renamed with no change in tracing behavior. If the image is moved to another layer then the image will be on top and subsequent lines will go under it and the "Arrange" tool will be needed to bring them up.

Enjoy
Mitch
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