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*B., Kevin
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Text Symbols?????

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12-19-2001 03:34 AM
I am using Autosketch V5. with My OLD version 2 I could add a symbol in a
text line by typing for example: 5.00" %%c to show a 5.00" round hole
symbol. Same with degree, radius and etc. Any way to do this on V5?

Also, any recommendations on upgrading to latest version, Would I have a
HUGE learning curve like when I went from V2 to V5?, Would you upgrade? Why?

THANKS!!!!

Kevin Bores
*Cronyn
Message 2 of 9 (134 Views)

Re: Text Symbols?????

12-19-2001 06:21 AM in reply to: *B., Kevin
In order to do this now the windows character map has to be loaded.Then in the
text editor there will be a symbol button to use it. Browse in there for the
correct character to use and place it in the correct spot in the text editor in
the line of text.

The biggest changes in version 8 from 5 are going to be some errors are cleaned
up and printing the grid and a really neat way to create your own hatch
patterns.Plus it is supported on Windows XP.

"Kevin B." wrote:

> I am using Autosketch V5. with My OLD version 2 I could add a symbol in a
> text line by typing for example: 5.00" %%c to show a 5.00" round hole
> symbol. Same with degree, radius and etc. Any way to do this on V5?
>
> Also, any recommendations on upgrading to latest version, Would I have a
> HUGE learning curve like when I went from V2 to V5?, Would you upgrade? Why?
>
> THANKS!!!!
>
> Kevin Bores
*Tall, Stephen
Message 3 of 9 (134 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 05:37 PM in reply to: *B., Kevin
> The biggest changes in version 8 from 5 are going to be some errors are
cleaned
> up and printing the grid and a really neat way to create your own hatch
> patterns.Plus it is supported on Windows XP.

Oh and don't forget my personal favourite....the ability to draw clouds!

> > Also, any recommendations on upgrading to latest version, Would I have a
> > HUGE learning curve like when I went from V2 to V5?, Would you upgrade?
Why?

Since version 5 the actual interface etc has not changed much, the main
differences have been in "added features" such as the pretty lame 3D
extrusion, clouds, etc etc. I would hang about in here a bit before
getting V8, some of the old sweats are sure to dig up a few "added features"
that might be a bit of a problem. Also bear in mind that being designed to
work for Windows XP (Xtra Pathetic maybe?) V8 doesn't support win95, and
probably isn't too-efficient with memory in win98.

Sadly I'm not in a position to be able to upgrade since we can only run
win95 here at the office, plus the lack of an "upgrade" price makes it a bit
pricey.
*Higginbottom, Barry
Message 4 of 9 (134 Views)

Re:

12-20-2001 02:28 AM in reply to: *B., Kevin
"Stephen Tall" wrote in message
news:smileyfrustrated:MRT388957B7D@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > The biggest changes in version 8 from 5 are going to be some errors are
> cleaned
> > up and printing the grid and a really neat way to create your own hatch
> > patterns.Plus it is supported on Windows XP.
>
> Oh and don't forget my personal favourite....the ability to draw clouds!
>
> > > Also, any recommendations on upgrading to latest version, Would I have
a
> > > HUGE learning curve like when I went from V2 to V5?, Would you
upgrade?
> Why?
>
> Since version 5 the actual interface etc has not changed much, the main
> differences have been in "added features" such as the pretty lame 3D
> extrusion, clouds, etc etc. I would hang about in here a bit before
> getting V8, some of the old sweats are sure to dig up a few "added
features"
> that might be a bit of a problem. Also bear in mind that being designed
to
> work for Windows XP (Xtra Pathetic maybe?) V8 doesn't support win95, and
> probably isn't too-efficient with memory in win98.
>
> Sadly I'm not in a position to be able to upgrade since we can only run
> win95 here at the office, plus the lack of an "upgrade" price makes it a
bit
> pricey.

Hi Stephen

There is an upgrade price on the UK web site, that's where I got my
'upgrade' from.

Pity it's on backorder :smileyembarrassed:(

Barry
*Jackson, Paul
Message 5 of 9 (134 Views)

Re:

12-20-2001 09:25 AM in reply to: *B., Kevin
> Oh and don't forget my personal favourite....the ability to draw clouds!

These clouds sound great but on the elevations for my houses what distance
above the roof lines should the clouds be???? (presuming it's not raining)

Perplexed
*Tall, Stephen
Message 6 of 9 (134 Views)

Re:

12-20-2001 05:55 PM in reply to: *B., Kevin
Ah, I read somewhere that there would be no upgrade available, not that it
makes mcuh difference.

"Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
news:3EA12EF88DC973AFEA8CE5603846FD12@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> news:smileyfrustrated:MRT388957B7D@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > The biggest changes in version 8 from 5 are going to be some errors
are
> > cleaned
> > > up and printing the grid and a really neat way to create your own
hatch
> > > patterns.Plus it is supported on Windows XP.
> >
> > Oh and don't forget my personal favourite....the ability to draw clouds!
> >
> > > > Also, any recommendations on upgrading to latest version, Would I
have
> a
> > > > HUGE learning curve like when I went from V2 to V5?, Would you
> upgrade?
> > Why?
> >
> > Since version 5 the actual interface etc has not changed much, the main
> > differences have been in "added features" such as the pretty lame 3D
> > extrusion, clouds, etc etc. I would hang about in here a bit before
> > getting V8, some of the old sweats are sure to dig up a few "added
> features"
> > that might be a bit of a problem. Also bear in mind that being designed
> to
> > work for Windows XP (Xtra Pathetic maybe?) V8 doesn't support win95, and
> > probably isn't too-efficient with memory in win98.
> >
> > Sadly I'm not in a position to be able to upgrade since we can only run
> > win95 here at the office, plus the lack of an "upgrade" price makes it a
> bit
> > pricey.
>
> Hi Stephen
>
> There is an upgrade price on the UK web site, that's where I got my
> 'upgrade' from.
>
> Pity it's on backorder :smileyembarrassed:(
>
> Barry
>
>
*Tall, Stephen
Message 7 of 9 (134 Views)

Re:

12-20-2001 05:56 PM in reply to: *B., Kevin
Perhaps they should be shown in perspective....

"Paul Jackson" wrote in message
news:6BF3B32CC83607AD54976A8643B9E8D2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Oh and don't forget my personal favourite....the ability to draw clouds!
>
> These clouds sound great but on the elevations for my houses what distance
> above the roof lines should the clouds be???? (presuming it's not raining)
>
> Perplexed
>
>
*B., Kevin
Message 8 of 9 (134 Views)

Re:

12-20-2001 09:27 PM in reply to: *B., Kevin
Hello Dan,

I have character map loaded but I don't have the button. I can insert a
character using keyboard but that's a hassle. Is ther something I Have to do
to load button?

THANKS!!!

"Dan Cronyn@autodesk.com" wrote in message
news:3C2112FC.8B3F6D8E@autodesk.com...
> In order to do this now the windows character map has to be loaded.Then in
the
> text editor there will be a symbol button to use it. Browse in there for
the
> correct character to use and place it in the correct spot in the text
editor in
> the line of text.
>
> The biggest changes in version 8 from 5 are going to be some errors are
cleaned
> up and printing the grid and a really neat way to create your own hatch
> patterns.Plus it is supported on Windows XP.
>
> "Kevin B." wrote:
>
> > I am using Autosketch V5. with My OLD version 2 I could add a symbol in
a
> > text line by typing for example: 5.00" %%c to show a 5.00" round hole
> > symbol. Same with degree, radius and etc. Any way to do this on V5?
> >
> > Also, any recommendations on upgrading to latest version, Would I have a
> > HUGE learning curve like when I went from V2 to V5?, Would you upgrade?
Why?
> >
> > THANKS!!!!
> >
> > Kevin Bores
>
*RAH
Message 9 of 9 (134 Views)

Re:

12-21-2001 02:55 AM in reply to: *B., Kevin
In the Text Input Dialog Box, Click on Editor--the Character Map Button is on
the far right of the Icon Bar in the Edit Text Dialog Box..

Rod

"Kevin B." wrote:

> Hello Dan,
>
> I have character map loaded but I don't have the button. I can insert a
> character using keyboard but that's a hassle. Is ther something I Have to do
> to load button?
>
> THANKS!!!
>
> "Dan Cronyn@autodesk.com" wrote in message
> news:3C2112FC.8B3F6D8E@autodesk.com...
> > In order to do this now the windows character map has to be loaded.Then in
> the
> > text editor there will be a symbol button to use it. Browse in there for
> the
> > correct character to use and place it in the correct spot in the text
> editor in
> > the line of text.
> >
> > The biggest changes in version 8 from 5 are going to be some errors are
> cleaned
> > up and printing the grid and a really neat way to create your own hatch
> > patterns.Plus it is supported on Windows XP.
> >
> > "Kevin B." wrote:
> >
> > > I am using Autosketch V5. with My OLD version 2 I could add a symbol in
> a
> > > text line by typing for example: 5.00" %%c to show a 5.00" round hole
> > > symbol. Same with degree, radius and etc. Any way to do this on V5?
> > >
> > > Also, any recommendations on upgrading to latest version, Would I have a
> > > HUGE learning curve like when I went from V2 to V5?, Would you upgrade?
> Why?
> > >
> > > THANKS!!!!
> > >
> > > Kevin Bores
> >

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