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Jeff10
Posts: 194
Registered: ‎10-18-2003
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Tracking versus Temporary Tracking Point

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08-22-2003 10:08 PM
Hi, I know I may be confused, but, I am sure having a tough time sorting my way through the AutoCAD 2004 information I have.

The basic question I have is.... What is the difference between "tracking" (alias "tk") and "temporary tracking point" (alias "tt")? Am I correct in understanding that I would use tt for a single offset (or provide an offset value, and then use tt again for the next point, until I am done; and, that tk basically allows me to continue using entering offsets until I am done (exiting by a final enter)?

Is there a reason why I should use tt over tk (unless, of course, I am just entering a single offset)?

Now for a really basic question.... Why can't I go into AutoCAD's help file and type a command alias (tt for example), and be directed to a detailed explanation of what that command? I find that I spend an awful lot of time jumping back and forth in Help when I think there should be a more direct way of getting a basic level of information for a specific command.

Thanks in advance for any input provided.

Jeff
*Drayton, George
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Re: Tracking versus Temporary Tracking Point

08-24-2003 07:09 AM in reply to: Jeff10
Soem notes I wrote for training on this
topic....

 



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size=2>Clarification of some OSNAP options available in the middle of a
command



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lang=EN-US
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lang=EN-US
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allows you to chose (pick) a reference point and enter an offset in the format
of “@deltaX,deltaY, 
@distance<angle OR Direct Distance Entry
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- DDE (show direction with cursor and
type a distance).



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lang=EN-US
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lang=EN-US
style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> (or
track or tracking) – not obviously documented or in the menu – but allows you to
“draw” an imaginary polyline to “get” to the required place via DDE entries – an
Enter to terminate and return to the original command. Documented in AutoCAD LT
but also works in full AutoCAD.



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lang=EN-US
style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">TT

lang=EN-US
style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> –
(Temporary tracking point) – only works with DDE entry along the X and Y axis in
two separate “moves” – must have OTRACK on and some Osnap option.
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Must not be “offsetting” over an
existing entity.   There seems
to be a “knack” in getting this to work so that you can pick an “X” offset then
a “Y” offset.  (Not available in
LT.)   Do NOT click on the
reference point – just “acquire” it. Usually less picks/keystrokes than the
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“from” option
above.



--
George Drayton
CD-CAD Ltd
Christchurch
New
Zealand

href="mailto:george.drayton@cd-cad.co.nz">george.drayton@cd-cad.co.nz


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Hi,
I know I may be confused, but, I am sure having a tough time sorting my way
through the AutoCAD 2004 information I have.

The basic question I have is.... What is the difference between "tracking"
(alias "tk") and "temporary tracking point" (alias "tt")? Am I correct in
understanding that I would use tt for a single offset (or provide an offset
value, and then use tt again for the next point, until I am done; and, that tk
basically allows me to continue using entering offsets until I am done
(exiting by a final enter)?

Is there a reason why I should use tt over tk (unless, of course, I am just
entering a single offset)?

Now for a really basic question.... Why can't I go into AutoCAD's help file
and type a command alias (tt for example), and be directed to a detailed
explanation of what that command? I find that I spend an awful lot of time
jumping back and forth in Help when I think there should be a more direct way
of getting a basic level of information for a specific command.

Thanks in advance for any input provided.

Jeff

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Jeff10
Posts: 194
Registered: ‎10-18-2003
Message 3 of 4 (279 Views)

Re:

08-25-2003 08:26 AM in reply to: Jeff10
Hi George... Thanks for taking the time to post your reply.

I appreciate your clarification.

Take Care

Jeff
New Member
xubi
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-07-2014
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Re: Tracking versus Temporary Tracking Point

02-11-2014 05:27 AM in reply to: Jeff10

Hi Jeff,

  I don't know the exact difference between temporary tracking (tt) in object snap commands and the other temporary tracking command (tk) as a drawing aid, but I'm sure tt can be used for multiple offsets sometimes and tk can be used for multiple offsets all the time.

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