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*Randall, George
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Is there a ViewPoint equivalent in AutoCad LT, Autosketch or QuickCad ??

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03-11-2000 12:21 PM
Hi

I'm a CAD pre-neophyte - i.e. never had it, never done it - but an
engineer nonetheless and I need to get started because someone is
sending me a file to view. I have got up to speed on the basic
differences between autocad, autocad lt, autosketch and quickcad through
this group - which is a fantastic resource for which I thank you all.

But here is my question : - the feature I most need to inspect the
drawing I am going to get is called VIEWPOINT in full autocad - is there
a VPOINT equivalent in any of the others ??? I don't want to spent the
money for full AutoCad.

The drawing I want to view is a set of outlines (a sequence of cross
section slices of a solid object laid over each other) - a ship's lines
plan to any Naval Architects out there. The various section outlines are
laid on top of each other (but not obscuring each other so it looks a
little confusing to the untrained eye) each centered on the object's
nominal centerline, which since the object (looking down) has a slight
bend like a banana, does not necessarily represent the center of
symmetry of each individual section. I want to view these sections along
a line through the object which (again looking down) is slightly skewed
from the original. I don't want to redraw or redevelop new section
shapes for the new view, just slide the shapes slightly side to side as
appropriate to the new point of view, which is what I guess could be
done with Viewpoint in full autocad.

Any thoughts will be gratefully received. Thanks.
*Norris, Ric
Message 2 of 3 (21 Views)

Re: Is there a ViewPoint equivalent in AutoCad LT, Autosketch or QuickCad ??

03-11-2000 04:45 PM in reply to: *Randall, George
Hi George,

It sounds like the drawing you are referring to is in 3D....which counts
QuickCAD out immediately and quite frankly, I think AutoSketch could be
dismissed too.

To my knowledge, there are no equivalent commands in either QC or AS.

Your best bet would be to investigate LT2000, as it has about 90% of the
features found in A2K for a fraction of the price. LT2000 has VPOINT which
enables you to specify a new view point. Your drawing may also have Named
Views....which LT supports as well.

By the way, it is not a good idea to post the same message to multiple
groups...as Ms. Anne Brown (Chief Censor & part-time Vice Squad
Commander....sorry Anne...!!) thinks that is a no-no and will remove them.

Ric Norris.

"George Randall" wrote in message
news:38CAAAD8.46A143AD@mediaone.net...
> Hi
>
> I'm a CAD pre-neophyte - i.e. never had it, never done it - but an
> engineer nonetheless and I need to get started because someone is
> sending me a file to view. I have got up to speed on the basic
> differences between autocad, autocad lt, autosketch and quickcad through
> this group - which is a fantastic resource for which I thank you all.
>
> But here is my question : - the feature I most need to inspect the
> drawing I am going to get is called VIEWPOINT in full autocad - is there
> a VPOINT equivalent in any of the others ??? I don't want to spent the
> money for full AutoCad.
>
> The drawing I want to view is a set of outlines (a sequence of cross
> section slices of a solid object laid over each other) - a ship's lines
> plan to any Naval Architects out there. The various section outlines are
> laid on top of each other (but not obscuring each other so it looks a
> little confusing to the untrained eye) each centered on the object's
> nominal centerline, which since the object (looking down) has a slight
> bend like a banana, does not necessarily represent the center of
> symmetry of each individual section. I want to view these sections along
> a line through the object which (again looking down) is slightly skewed
> from the original. I don't want to redraw or redevelop new section
> shapes for the new view, just slide the shapes slightly side to side as
> appropriate to the new point of view, which is what I guess could be
> done with Viewpoint in full autocad.
>
> Any thoughts will be gratefully received. Thanks.
>
*Brown, Anne
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03-12-2000 08:07 PM in reply to: *Randall, George
<< Ms. Anne Brown (Chief Censor & part-time Vice Squad
Commander...>> VBG ! I left this duplicate message since it had
a reply, sent him the standard "no duplicates email" and kept on
reading.
--
Anne Brown
Autodesk Sysop/Moderator
Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion

Ric Norris wrote:
>
> Hi George,
>
> It sounds like the drawing you are referring to is in 3D....which counts
> QuickCAD out immediately and quite frankly, I think AutoSketch could be
> dismissed too. (snip)

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