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*Alm, H.
Message 51 of 61 (226 Views)

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11-28-2001 04:02 PM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Putting the filename in a text:
Insert the following in the text: <%getdata(doctitle)>
or if you want to include the path
Insert the following in the text: <%getdata(docfile)>
make sure the text is a formula (checkbox)

H.Alm

"Harvey" wrote in message
news:3C059AF8.3CD56266@westnet.com...
> Here's more, from various usres, for what it's worth:
>
> 1) Polylines that can be dots/dashes/whatever and be of any width
> without
> becoming solid.
> 2) Extended text "functions". i.e. the ability to have the filename
> autoinserted into templates etc.
>
> 3) Better print thickness control on print outs
>
> 4) Dashed poly lines when the poly line thickness is greater than 0.
>
> 5) version Rev14 DWG files as good as AS 6.01
>
> 6) AutoCAD 2000 files open and save
>
> 7) Microstation files open and save.
>
> 8) Drafix CAD files open and save.
>
> 9) Trim a bunch of lines to another line with a window select.
>
> 10) One of the major bugs is with the installation of either/both QC &
> AS into a
> Windows NT environment. This also includes Windows 2000 Professional.
> After installation, one must swim through crock infested waters to make
> manual Registry changes to set certain defaults that are automatically
> set
> in Windows 95/98. This is not good.
>
> 11) AutoDesk have a problem with the metric system....and a major
> problem is
> that to transfer multi-lined text in ANYTHING other than (I think....the
> bug
> has been reported previously) the default justification, one must
> convert
> the QC/AS drawing to some level of imperial measurement before the text
> can
> be opened successfully in LT2000, which then of course, screws around
> with the scaling. If it wasn't for that, LT opens QC/AS files VERY well.
>
> END
>
> Hakon Alm had a series also. I don't remember if they're covered above.
> The long post I wrote in this forum can't be accessed anymore because of
> a glitch that occurred in the server last year - a lot of posts were
> lost and I think that big one got scuttled. Maybe someone at ADSK has
> it, god forbid.
>
> But that's most of them, courtesy of Stephen Tall, Len and Ric. And you
> and I. There were many others who echoed similar requests, but I can't
> credit them unfortunately.
>
>
> Paul Jackson wrote:
> >
> > Thanks harvey
> >
> > Most were in a list I am putting together and I will put in the text and
> > printing stuff in right now.
> >
> > Now back to updating the Manual to V8, Uch.
> >
> > PJ
> >
> > "Harvey" wrote in message
> > news:3C058B55.AA03753C@westnet.com...
> > > > How does one go back that far, is there a way to do it.
> > > >
> > > > I would like to get a copy of the list and I can then see what has
been
> > > > implemented !
> > >
> > > If you had Netscape you could do a quick offline search in the
newsgroup
> > > and find it. But you really have to know what you're doing, so I don't
> > > advise it for you.
> > >
> > > Anyway, here's what I wrote back then, November 11, 2000:
> > >
> > > OK I'd like to set out some thoughts on what would be nice to see in
> > > future revisions of AutoSketch. This doesn't include any corrections
to
> > > the current R7, rather these would be new features and, if
encorporated,
> > > would certainly bust the market for lower end CAD packages. Nothing
like
> > > blowing the competition out of the water, aftre all.
> > >
> > > Clearly all these can't be added to AS, and some are more important
than
> > > others. I'd leave those decisions to the marketing folks who should
have
> > > their finger on the pulse somehow.
> > >
> > > However, these thoughts are based on what I've seen currently in the
> > > market with other packages, and *may* not add significantly to the
cost
> > > of the next revision. But it's certain if encorporated, they would add
> > > to the cost.
> > >
> > > If anyone has other ideas or suggestions, please add them to the
thread.
> > > Maybe we can schnoogle AD to read this and take it seriously.
> > >
> > > 1. Batch import for all common file types. (dwf, wmf, dxf, IGES,
etc.),
> > > comaptible with 2.1.
> > >
> > > 2. Back-compatibility of R7 with R6.
> > >
> > > 3. VB and/or C++ programming interface, basic script macro language.
> > > Better even a direct text macro like what's in Word or Excel.
> > >
> > > 4. Tracing bitmaps automatically, similar to wintopo
> > >
> > > 5. Batch printing.
> > >
> > > 6. Text to follow an arc or curve. (boy, would I love *that*)
> > >
> > > 7. Batch printing, from the program itself.
> > >
> > > 8. Generate a material list automatically.
> > >
> > > Please add some to the ones you most prefer to see, or add others if
you
> > > don't see them. Response is encouraged.ENDQUOTE
> > >
> > > So there ya go. There were others, and I think you added your own
> > > thoughts in the thread also. I'll show you those if you'd like. You
even
> > > complimented me, you foolish boy! The first and last time that's
> > > happened. A red-letter day.
> > >
> > > I think there was a followup where I detailed all the thoughts from
> > > other people, and even gave credit, although I was loathe to do that.
*Rafuse, L.
Message 52 of 61 (226 Views)

Autosketch 8.0 - Wishlist for Paul Jackson

11-28-2001 08:56 PM in reply to: *Alm, H.
B Pike wrote:

>
>Snap to End we have, Snap to Other End, using a toggle key, I believe would
>be extremely useful.
>
That would be nice.

--
Len Rafuse
Vision Engineering
*Rafuse, L.
Message 53 of 61 (226 Views)

Snap to the other end

11-28-2001 09:04 PM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Never found a use for Jump snap before.  I would zoom out to seee the other end of a line to snap to it.

I just need to memorize it: Type J for Jump snap to other end...Type J for Jump snap to other end...

Holding the control key to snap to the other end would be nicer.
--
Len Rafuse
Vision Engineering





H. Alm wrote:


Snap to the other end: Use Jump snap and set percentage = 100%

"B Pike" <bpike@DELETETHISPARTmagna.com.au> wrote in message
news:816517C9AD3C0D0B80A7145BFAB0ACC5@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...


Here's a feature I've been wanting for years -

Snap to End we have, Snap to Other End, using a toggle key, I believe


would


be extremely useful.








*Harvey
Message 54 of 61 (226 Views)

Re:

11-28-2001 09:28 PM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Somehow I get the feeling that those of us who purchased AS7 were beta
testers.

I suppose it *is* one way to get the job done, and it speaks to the
pressures ADSK has to get a product out.

However, judging from the types of problems, the lack of patches, and
the heat it's generated with users, it may not be the most effective way
to release subsequent versions.

User Discretion may be the watchwords in the future.

I was a strong proponent of AS6. Sure, there were missing features like
macros, line weights, etc. But the questions in the newsgroup were about
how to use the program, not complaints. It was entertaining to read all
the different ways to accomplish the same ends and attempt to find new
ways. The program seemed solid.

When AS7 was released, the nature of the newsgroup changed. I think Rod
mentioned that there was a noticable drop in the number of posts. I
noticed also. Either people were losing interest or they shied away from
purchase after reading the issues about it.

It would be useful to have Paul or similar (goodness, imagine someone
similar!!) recount the features in AS8 in the newsgroup and detail if
all the problems (opportunities?) raised have been solved - or addressed
in some way.

Anyone have any comments?
*CL
Message 55 of 61 (226 Views)

Autosketch 8.0 - Wishlist for Paul Jackson

11-29-2001 01:27 AM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Side note: Corel Draw has and always have used the "Home" and "End" keys for
this purpose. there is a start and end to every line !!

Chris L

"L. Rafuse" wrote:

> B Pike wrote:
>
> >
> >Snap to End we have, Snap to Other End, using a toggle key, I believe would
> >be extremely useful.
> >
> That would be nice.
>
> --
> Len Rafuse
> Vision Engineering
*Selzer, Gerhard
Message 56 of 61 (226 Views)

Snap to the other end

11-29-2001 06:24 AM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Len,

> Never found a use for Jump snap before.

What a relieve. Thought I was a complete idiot.
When this matter came up again few days ago,
I went back to Paul's book and fooled around with
it for several hours in case I missed something.
Came to the same conclusion as I did 3 years ago
that there better ways.

Gerhard, R6.01


"L. Rafuse" wrote:
>
> Never found a use for Jump snap before. I would zoom out to seee the other end of a line to snap to it.
> I just need to memorize it: Type J for Jump snap to other end...Type J for Jump snap to other end...
> Holding the control key to snap to the other end would be nicer.
> --
> Len Rafuse
> Vision Engineering
>
> H. Alm wrote:
>
> > Snap to the other end: Use Jump snap and set percentage = 100%
> > "B Pike" wrote in message
> > news:816517C9AD3C0D0B80A7145BFAB0ACC5@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> >
> >> Here's a feature I've been wanting for years -
> >> Snap to End we have, Snap to Other End, using a toggle key, I
> >> believe
> >>
> > would
> >
> >> be extremely useful.
> >>
*Pike, B
Message 57 of 61 (226 Views)

Snap to the other end

11-29-2001 06:37 AM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Thanks H. Maybe I should read the manual - heaven forbid!!.

Barry Pike


"H. Alm" wrote in message
news:BE18A0D2C372587FF7A2FABFD0E6D752@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Snap to the other end: Use Jump snap and set percentage = 100%
>
> "B Pike" wrote in message
> news:816517C9AD3C0D0B80A7145BFAB0ACC5@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Here's a feature I've been wanting for years -
> >
> > Snap to End we have, Snap to Other End, using a toggle key, I believe
> would
> > be extremely useful.
> >
> > Also, the tick box for copy or move during entity transformations - can
> this
> > be made bigger? - at the moment it is tiny when on a 19" monitor at 1280
> > resolution. Could Copy or Move be selected by a toggle key also.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Barry Pike
> >
> > "Harvey" wrote in message
> > news:3C059AF8.3CD56266@westnet.com...
> > > Here's more, from various usres, for what it's worth:
> > >
> > > 1) Polylines that can be dots/dashes/whatever and be of any width
> > > without
> > > becoming solid.
> > > 2) Extended text "functions". i.e. the ability to have the filename
> > > autoinserted into templates etc.
> > >
> > > 3) Better print thickness control on print outs
> > >
> > > 4) Dashed poly lines when the poly line thickness is greater than 0.
> > >
> > > 5) version Rev14 DWG files as good as AS 6.01
> > >
> > > 6) AutoCAD 2000 files open and save
> > >
> > > 7) Microstation files open and save.
> > >
> > > 8) Drafix CAD files open and save.
> > >
> > > 9) Trim a bunch of lines to another line with a window select.
> > >
> > > 10) One of the major bugs is with the installation of either/both QC &
> > > AS into a
> > > Windows NT environment. This also includes Windows 2000 Professional.
> > > After installation, one must swim through crock infested waters to
make
> > > manual Registry changes to set certain defaults that are automatically
> > > set
> > > in Windows 95/98. This is not good.
> > >
> > > 11) AutoDesk have a problem with the metric system....and a major
> > > problem is
> > > that to transfer multi-lined text in ANYTHING other than (I
think....the
> > > bug
> > > has been reported previously) the default justification, one must
> > > convert
> > > the QC/AS drawing to some level of imperial measurement before the
text
> > > can
> > > be opened successfully in LT2000, which then of course, screws around
> > > with the scaling. If it wasn't for that, LT opens QC/AS files VERY
well.
> > >
> > > END
> > >
> > > Hakon Alm had a series also. I don't remember if they're covered
above.
> > > The long post I wrote in this forum can't be accessed anymore because
of
> > > a glitch that occurred in the server last year - a lot of posts were
> > > lost and I think that big one got scuttled. Maybe someone at ADSK has
> > > it, god forbid.
> > >
> > > But that's most of them, courtesy of Stephen Tall, Len and Ric. And
you
> > > and I. There were many others who echoed similar requests, but I can't
> > > credit them unfortunately.
> > >
> > >
> > > Paul Jackson wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Thanks harvey
> > > >
> > > > Most were in a list I am putting together and I will put in the text
> and
> > > > printing stuff in right now.
> > > >
> > > > Now back to updating the Manual to V8, Uch.
> > > >
> > > > PJ
> > > >
> > > > "Harvey" wrote in message
> > > > news:3C058B55.AA03753C@westnet.com...
> > > > > > How does one go back that far, is there a way to do it.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I would like to get a copy of the list and I can then see what
has
> > been
> > > > > > implemented !
> > > > >
> > > > > If you had Netscape you could do a quick offline search in the
> > newsgroup
> > > > > and find it. But you really have to know what you're doing, so I
> don't
> > > > > advise it for you.
> > > > >
> > > > > Anyway, here's what I wrote back then, November 11, 2000:
> > > > >
> > > > > OK I'd like to set out some thoughts on what would be nice to see
in
> > > > > future revisions of AutoSketch. This doesn't include any
corrections
> > to
> > > > > the current R7, rather these would be new features and, if
> > encorporated,
> > > > > would certainly bust the market for lower end CAD packages.
Nothing
> > like
> > > > > blowing the competition out of the water, aftre all.
> > > > >
> > > > > Clearly all these can't be added to AS, and some are more
important
> > than
> > > > > others. I'd leave those decisions to the marketing folks who
should
> > have
> > > > > their finger on the pulse somehow.
> > > > >
> > > > > However, these thoughts are based on what I've seen currently in
the
> > > > > market with other packages, and *may* not add significantly to the
> > cost
> > > > > of the next revision. But it's certain if encorporated, they would
> add
> > > > > to the cost.
> > > > >
> > > > > If anyone has other ideas or suggestions, please add them to the
> > thread.
> > > > > Maybe we can schnoogle AD to read this and take it seriously.
> > > > >
> > > > > 1. Batch import for all common file types. (dwf, wmf, dxf, IGES,
> > etc.),
> > > > > comaptible with 2.1.
> > > > >
> > > > > 2. Back-compatibility of R7 with R6.
> > > > >
> > > > > 3. VB and/or C++ programming interface, basic script macro
language.
> > > > > Better even a direct text macro like what's in Word or Excel.
> > > > >
> > > > > 4. Tracing bitmaps automatically, similar to wintopo
> > > > >
> > > > > 5. Batch printing.
> > > > >
> > > > > 6. Text to follow an arc or curve. (boy, would I love *that*)
> > > > >
> > > > > 7. Batch printing, from the program itself.
> > > > >
> > > > > 8. Generate a material list automatically.
> > > > >
> > > > > Please add some to the ones you most prefer to see, or add others
if
> > you
> > > > > don't see them. Response is encouraged.ENDQUOTE
> > > > >
> > > > > So there ya go. There were others, and I think you added your own
> > > > > thoughts in the thread also. I'll show you those if you'd like.
You
> > even
> > > > > complimented me, you foolish boy! The first and last time that's
> > > > > happened. A red-letter day.
> > > > >
> > > > > I think there was a followup where I detailed all the thoughts
from
> > > > > other people, and even gave credit, although I was loathe to do
> that.
> >
> >
>
>
*Jackson, Paul
Message 58 of 61 (226 Views)

Autosketch 8.0 - Thanks

11-29-2001 09:57 AM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Hello Harvey and Others

Thanks for the list of ideas and these will be sent on as soon as I get my
domain back, so apologies if anybody has been trying to e-mail me but our
domain got trashed and it will be a few days before we get it back.

Some of the requests I am sure have been included or fixed in V8 and the
rest will be in the hands of the gurus at Adesk to contemplate for the
future.

Other snipets I will include in the next run of Hands On A House with the V
8 add ons once I get my hands on the retail version.

Paul Jackson
Resolve Computing [Oz]
*Norris, Ric
Message 59 of 61 (226 Views)

Autosketch 8.0 - Thanks

11-29-2001 10:40 AM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Hi Paul,

I realise I have been given the opportunity to submit a formal "wish list"
to you....but I couldn't think of any apart from what has been mentioned
before.....until now.

What I would like for Christmas is a FULL-TIME, FULL SCREEN cursor
(cross-hair)....emphasis on the FULL-TIME...not 1 that cuts in when a
command is selected.

Lucky your servers are down....I may have missed the boat....but then as you
are living on the west side, that may have been a poor choice of
words.....!!!!!

Ric.
http://users.bigpond.net.au/cavedrawings


"Paul Jackson" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:AC5620C8B04646FC32F78B8D7AD9E29@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hello Harvey and Others
>
> Thanks for the list of ideas and these will be sent on as soon as I get my
> domain back, so apologies if anybody has been trying to e-mail me but our
> domain got trashed and it will be a few days before we get it back.
>
> Some of the requests I am sure have been included or fixed in V8 and the
> rest will be in the hands of the gurus at Adesk to contemplate for the
> future.
>
> Other snipets I will include in the next run of Hands On A House with the
V
> 8 add ons once I get my hands on the retail version.
>
> Paul Jackson
> Resolve Computing [Oz]
>
>
*Pike, B
Message 60 of 61 (226 Views)

Autosketch 8.0 - Wishlist for Paul Jackson

11-30-2001 06:19 AM in reply to: *Alm, H.
A feature from Drafix that would be good was the Alt + Del keys together
would undelete the last item(s) deleted. This only worked on deleted items,
so is different from the Undo button, but is a lot quicker.

Also, on the edit bar for text, could some extra attributes be added for
editing, particularly the hiding/showing of extension lines.

Thanks Paul

Regards

Barry Pike

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