Do any of you folks ever uses ACE2012 to do strtaight mechanical drawings?
I swap the profile to AUTOCAD and do my drawings. Usually they are just variations on boxes and circles. IE a cabinest for a shettie to make. Nothing fancy using splines.
I have noticed that some functions that are in 2005/7 seem to be missing but i can get around these so I will not bore yo with these details.
What I cant do is an Isometrical circles. I could do these using 2005 so it is not I cant do 'em, I do not seem to be able to do them using the CAD function in ACE2012.
Has any one actually drawin Iso Circles using ACE2012
Cheers John Quigley
Use the DSETTINGS command to enter the drafting setting dialog.
Set snap to iso, and make sure you have the old-fashion dotted grid in model space.
Now, use the F5 function key to toggel between the iso-planes. Draw circles with the ELLIPSE command, using the option Isocircle (which is only available when snap is set to isometric).
Thanks you for taking the time to answer my question. I am afraid to say I have been doing what you suggested.
With some reluctance I would like to ask my question again: Has anyone actually used ACE2012 in ACAD mode to draw Isometric circles?
Kibnd regards John QUigley
To answer your question: Yes.
What appears to be the problem?
My problem is I cant draw isometric circles using the ACAD profile in ACE2012.
I am quite familiar with this function using AC2005/07 Mechanical 9 but I cant make it work in ACE2012.
Cheers john q
Can you be a little more specific?
Is the problem setting the snap/grid to isometric?
Doesn't the F5-key work to change iso-plane?
Having trouble with the ellipse-command?
F5 changes the crosshairs according to the ISOMETRIC views.
Did you follow the step by step instructions from an earlier post?
If so, you should have a grid showing in isometric format. The F5 toggles which view you want to work in. This is reflected in the crosshairs changing.
The other problem is, you are trying to use the incorrect command. You need the ELLIPSE command, then the ISOCIRCLE option rather than the INSCRIBED option.
First of all, the ellipse-command does not have an "Inscribed" option. The polygon-command does.
Second, the "Isocircle" option for the Ellipse-command do NOT appear, unless you have set the snap to Isometric, according to the instructions above.
My face is red, I used the wrong word. I do know th difference between isocircle and in/circum scribe.
I had time at home to revise how I do isometric circles on AC2007 and Mechanical2009.
The default seem to be the 3 point ellips on the older versions and the isocircle option is desplayed.
I noticed that the isocircle option would be displayed but the command line would go straight to the enter points.
The problem could have been me not clicking on the correct symbol for an ellips.
Thanks for taking the time to assist.
Cheers John Q
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