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john804
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3 point rectangle

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08-29-2007 08:23 AM
I want to create a 3pt rectangle, so they can be drawn at an angle.

Inventor has this feature, which is what gave me the idea.

Thanks guys :smileyhappy:
*Allen Jessup
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Re: 3 point rectangle

08-29-2007 08:35 AM in reply to: john804
See my reply in the Drafting NG.

wrote in message news:5704432@discussion.autodesk.com...
I want to create a 3pt rectangle, so they can be drawn at an angle.

Inventor has this feature, which is what gave me the idea.

Thanks guys :smileyhappy:
*Jason Rhymes
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Re: 3 point rectangle

08-29-2007 08:36 AM in reply to: john804
If you explain the process, I'm sure it can be done through lisp.
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john804
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Re: 3 point rectangle

08-29-2007 08:39 AM in reply to: john804
Click pt 1, click pt 2 (at an angle, not ortho) then stretch the third point, which would display the rectangle, to the desired width.

Then, adjust as necessary.

I suppose it could be simplified (?) by including an angle in the current command (pt 1, input angle at prompt, pt 2) or something like that.

The first suggestion is how inventor works

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*Allen Jessup
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Re: 3 point rectangle

08-29-2007 08:45 AM in reply to: john804
I posted a Lisp in drafting that will take Length, Width and Angle.

wrote in message news:5704475@discussion.autodesk.com...
Click pt 1, click pt 2 (at an angle, not ortho) then stretch the third
point, which would display the rectangle, to the desired width.

Then, adjust as necessary.

I suppose it could be simplified (?) by including an angle in the current
command (pt 1, input angle at prompt, pt 2) or something like that.

The first suggestion is how inventor works

Message was edited by: johnmc
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murray-clack
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Re: 3 point rectangle

08-29-2007 08:57 AM in reply to: john804
Try using the RECTANG command.

1. Enter the command RECTANG and pick the first corner when prompted.

2. When prompted to "specify other corner", enter R for "Rotation", and either enter a rotation angle or pick the desired angle.

3. And finally, pick the opposite corner when prompted to "specify other corner"
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john804
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Re: 3 point rectangle

08-29-2007 09:07 AM in reply to: john804
That option doesn't seem to be available in 2k5

This is what I see:

RECTANG
Specify first corner point or [Chamfer/Elevation/Fillet/Thickness/Width]:
Specify other corner point or [Dimensions]:

No rotate option available, even trying to input 'R'.

:smileysad:
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Re: 3 point rectangle

08-29-2007 11:10 AM in reply to: john804
Why not use Inventor?
If in N. America you can download Inventor LT for free from http://labs.autodesk.com
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john804
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Re: 3 point rectangle

08-29-2007 11:41 AM in reply to: john804
I'd love to. My company doesn't see the need for it. Besides, we are more civil/electrical at this office than anything (a bit of structural, too)

Know of any good entry level job openings for Inventor? lol
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