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01-25-2000 03:52 PM in reply to: *Danny
Pain In The ....

Ric Norris wrote:
>
> Hey Harvey.....what's a PITA...???
>
> "Harvey Smith" wrote in message
> news:388E33BF.D4157DAE@westnet.com...
> > Danny,
> >
> > That's what is affectionately known as a workaround. This particular one
> appears
> > to be quite a PITA, though. Wouldn't it be nice to have the capability of
> > placing two entities on one drawing page, each with its own scaling?
> >
> > But I'm glad to know that I wasn't wrong yet again. However, we haven't
> heard
> > from Paul yet. He could surprise us, but I'll bet you an alligator
> suitcase he
> > won't come up with anything.
> >
> > H
> >
> > Danny wrote:
> > >
> > > Harvey,
> > >
> > > The feature I'm looking for is *not* available in QC7 but only on
> > > higher priced Autodesk products ( I can't speak for AutoSketch though as
> > > I'm not familiar with the product... ). For those of you who are
> > > interested there is a simple way around my problem however. I'll try to
> > > explain it concisely. Let's go back to my example that I stated earlier
> > > about the ship...
> > >
> > > What I want is ----> An elevation view of a ship at 1/8" scale and,
> > > ----> A section view of the ship at 1/4" scale.
> > > ...both on the same drawing, and both side by side.
> > >
> > > What I suggest you do is:
> > >
> > > a.) Draw both views at 1/8" scale and finalize the drawing this way,
> > > then,
> > > b.) Explode all the dimensions in the 1/4" view so that the text and
> > > dimension lines become seperate entities ( This will effectively end
> > > *all* associative dimensioning during scaling up and scaling down
> > > operations )
> > > c.) Reduce all the text height by half in the 1/4" view.
> > > d.) Reduce the terminator size of the dimension arrows by half in the
> > > 1/4" view.
> > > e.) Select all the entities in the 1/4" view
> > > f.) Use the Scale button to scale up by a factor of 2
> > >
> > > et voila, the 1/4" detail view magically appears with arrow sizes and
> > > text sizes matching those in the 1/8" view. Correct dimensions and all.
> > >
> > > bye to all
> > >
> > > Danny
> > >
> > > note: steps c.) and d.) could also have been done in step a.)
> > >
> > > Harvey Smith wrote:
> > > >
> > > > This is fine for showing the detail, but you can't edit the Detail
> View itself.
> > > > And if you move the position of the original drawing, then what you
> have chosen
> > > > to detail changes accordingly.
> > > >
> > > > The Detail View should be used when the main drawing is finished and
> you have
> > > > decided what bits and pieces you want to show an enlargement of. Then
> you
> > > > Marquee those views and save them with appropriate names. Recall them,
> use
> > > > Detail View and place/enlarge them where you want.
> > > >
> > > > I don't believe this command is what Danny is looking for. The feature
> he needs
> > > > may not be available in QC. But I've been wrong before.
> > > >
> > > > H
> > > >
> >
> > --
> > http://www.westnet.com/~harvey/

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