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lrlandusky
Posts: 172
Registered: ‎05-08-2007
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Isometric Circles in LT

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09-13-2012 08:44 AM

I just read a handy tip from Kate Morrical's blog (from 2009......yes, 3 years ago), LT Unlimited, about how to create circles when you are drawing in isometric views.  You can use the Elipse command and type i (for Isocircle).  You specify the center of the circle and it defaults to a radius or you can switch to diamter (just like a regular circle).  Presto, a circle in an isometric view!  I'm not sure how long this feature has been around, but WOW, what a handy tool.

 

I created a couple of buttons to toggle between standard and ismetric snap grid styles (for rectangular and isometric respectively):

^C^C'snap;s;s;;;OFF;

^C^C'snap;s;i;;;OFF;

 

Also, you can toggle between isometric views using the F5 key on your keyboard for isoplanes top, left, and right.

 

I subscribed to Kate's blog today as I'm sure I've missing several helpful tips (http://ltunlimited.typepad.com/).  I hope you all find these things as handy as I have!  Check out Dean's blog while you are at it - the dude knows his CAD (http://ltisacad.blogspot.com/)!!

 

-Lance

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Kate_LT
Posts: 178
Registered: ‎12-04-2006
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Re: Isometric Circles in LT

09-17-2012 09:10 AM in reply to: lrlandusky

Thanks Lance. :-)


Kate Morrical
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bgingerich
Posts: 276
Registered: ‎08-29-2011
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Re: Isometric Circles in LT

09-18-2012 05:52 AM in reply to: lrlandusky

I use this macro to toggle the snap style.  System variables and diesel are really nice!

'_snapstyl $M=$(-,1,$(getvar,snapstyl))

For me it's worth it to find a way to toggle instead of taking up screen space with two buttons.

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Brandon Gingerich
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lrlandusky
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Registered: ‎05-08-2007
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Re: Isometric Circles in LT

09-18-2012 06:44 AM in reply to: bgingerich

Nice addition!  I plopped that macro into a shortcut key and now have quick access to the different styles.  Thanks for sharing!

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