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Feature Requests / Re: Text editor vs multiline text
« Last post by Lar on August 07, 2018, 10:33:33 AM »
... but I need a significantly more powerful editor.

Looking at your attachment I'm wondering if any word based text editor can produce that.


Rather than pasting those characters in a text string I would explode the entire font(s) and place each characters as if they were objects instead of text (I did that with music notation a few times). That way you scale stuff up and down and space, etc, as needed. Problem is you'll get outlined text, unless you hatch fill them, which is another issue altogether.


Lar
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General Discussion / Trim failure
« Last post by Dr PR on August 07, 2018, 09:37:34 AM »
V27.0x64 27-Feb-18
V25.2x64 18-Dec-15
Win 7 Pro 64

V24.1 21 Nov 14
V27.0 3-Nov-17
Win 10 home 64

Here is a simple file (see Trim failure.jpg) where I was trying to trim (Edit/Trim-Extend/Trim Two Lines) the two green lines. When I run the command I get the message:

"DCAD 3D Max x64
Command Failed!
There is no intersection between the two lines."

However, if I use "Point/Intersect 2" on the same lines the result is a point at the intersection of the lines. I used "Intersect 2" to create the blue line.

Anyone else see this problem?

Phil
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Feature Requests / Re: For 2019, please
« Last post by Dr PR on August 07, 2018, 08:49:54 AM »
Jack,

I have used MathCAD and Word to create math symbols - although Word is a bit weak in this respect. I haven't tried copying and pasting these symbols into DesignCAD, so I don't know if it will work. DesignCAD would need access to the math symbol set, but this is available through windows.

Have you tried this? Does it work?

Phil
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Feature Requests / Re: Text editor vs multiline text
« Last post by j-wetzel on August 06, 2018, 02:59:01 PM »
Multiline text is an improvement over just letter by letter text, but I need a significantly more powerful editor.  The attachment shows the sort of thing I sometimes need to enter, and you can see how awkward this is if you have to place each letter/symbol by hand.  The multiline text thing IS useful for less complicated text, for sure.






j-wetzel,
Have you tried multiline text? You can have a mix up of different fonts, sizes, styles, etc, in the same line, even the same word. Also there is an extended character tool for adding symbols, fractions, etc.


However, the multitext editor could use some improvements. Things like highlighting a bunch of text and backspacing, or using ctrl+c/v to copy/paste can cause dcad to crash (I have learned to only use the copy and past buttons, never the shortcut keys).


Lar
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Looking For Help? / Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Last post by pjc4 on August 06, 2018, 11:16:35 AM »
I had the file saved in AutoCAD 2000, but it still doesn't import.
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Looking For Help? / Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Last post by pjc4 on August 06, 2018, 07:08:32 AM »
I'll do exactly that. Thanks again.

Phil
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Feature Requests / Re: Selection rectangle
« Last post by bdeck on August 05, 2018, 11:55:23 PM »
When you drag a selection rectangle you only get one chance to get it right. If it isn't, you have to start over.

There are very few features that Designcad DOS got wrong that persist to this day, but "XOR selection," which causes members of overlapping selection sets to be deselected, is one of them.

That's why we have the "S" macro. http://forum.designcadcommunity.com/index.php?topic=322.msg1404#msg1404

Improvements over DC native selection tools:
1) S.d3m  doesn't act up in point select mode.
2) S.d3m allows (essentially) an unlimited number of overlapping selections by point or by area.
3) S.d3m never deselects anything. (That's why we have the shift key)

It's been on this board since 2007, and was on the Upperspace board from about 2003.

Why not try it?

bd
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Looking For Help? / Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Last post by Rob S on August 05, 2018, 01:27:10 PM »
So this confirms you do have the latest version, released on  7/18/2018, so no further updates are available.

You could see if someone who has a copy of recent autocad or whoever authored the file van save to an older version for you to try.

It is supposed to import autocad 2018 files
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Looking For Help? / Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Last post by pjc4 on August 05, 2018, 12:27:57 PM »
The file numbers are listed in the Properties of the file.

Yes, the download was from IMSI on 8/1/2018. The release date is 7/18/2018 Version 27.0.

Other AutoCAD files --possibly earlier versions-- do import.

I deleted earlier versions of DesignCAD, but I still get the same message.

Thanks for your help.
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Feature Requests / Re: Selection rectangle
« Last post by edgar on August 05, 2018, 08:08:15 AM »
+1
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