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prl

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Using handles in 3d - example videos
« on: March 16, 2015, 07:15:46 AM »
DesignCAD handles are one of DesignCAD's most powerful features.  And even more powerful in 3d.


It allows you to set three points on an object and then move/copy that object to three destination points. Combine that with gravity snapping and you will fall in love.  Not even AutoCAD or TurboCAD does it this nicely.  (They have something similar to it, but their point order is clumsy).

So read up on the power of handles.

A movie - Handles in 3d - example 1

A movie - Handles in 3d - example 2

A movie - Handles in 3d - example 3 (with resizing)

(Reminder: In the movies, you can left click in the movie area to start/stop the action.  And the slider to rewind.)

A practice file is attached.  Once you can reproduce example 2 and 3, you've got it! Have fun and DesignCAD Can!

Another way to think of handles is that you are mapping points.   Point 0 from source to point 0 at destination, etc.  (And yes, DesignCAD handles are zero based,  handle 1 is called 0,  handle 2 is called 1, handle 3 is called 2.  A programmer's naming quirk where zero is considered the first number).

« Last Edit: March 16, 2015, 07:42:22 AM by prl »

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Re: Using handles in 3d - example videos
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2015, 03:36:58 AM »
prl
great movies man !
where else would you find this level of help ?
Most of us have to come to terms with the help-file-version :)

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Re: Using handles in 3d - example videos
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2016, 12:23:22 PM »
Did anyone actually download these videos? They seem to have disappeared from their original DropBox location. If you have copies, please let me know and I'll post them somewhere more permanent.
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