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by patrickm
Thu May 19, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: PowerCADD - SketchUp Interaction
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: PowerCADD - SketchUp Interaction

I'm a long time PC and SU user, but my SU abilities are analogous to old (physical) chipboard study models, mainly for massing and to show allow clients to understand my 2d PC plans. My work flow and fees don't allow me to go overboard with SU. My main issue with SU is the ongoing cost of the curren...
by patrickm
Tue May 03, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Frozen with spinning cursor
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Frozen with spinning cursor

When I edit a dimension, I hit "command E", then "tab", which selects the text in the dimension edit window, then I type in the new text, which replaces the default text without "deleting" any text. If that doesn't work you might back up all your PC preferences, delete them, then see if it works wit...
by patrickm
Mon May 02, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Techniques
Topic: Well Duh moments
Replies: 15
Views: 1617

Re: Well Duh moments

What cracks me up is when I receive a floor plan for a brand new building and the overall dimensions are to some small fraction like 64’-0 3/64”, like that’s going to happen.
by patrickm
Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Techniques
Topic: Well Duh moments
Replies: 15
Views: 1617

Re: Well Duh moments

Another option might be to set the drawing scale to metric, draw the plan, then select all/cut/set the drawing scale to imperial/paste special at scale. Lots of ways to skin a cat. I do wish I could let the nudge box do math, though.
by patrickm
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Techniques
Topic: AxiDraw pen plotter
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: AxiDraw pen plotter

That is kind of fun to watch (& listen to)! I don't even own any technical pens any more. What's next in the time machine: Leroy Lettering Guide or Addfeet Junior?
by patrickm
Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: What Mac OS are you running?
Replies: 8
Views: 910

Re: What Mac OS are you running?

I must say that after a couple days of working on my late 2015 iMac with Mojave installed, I feel like I have a new computer. It seems so responsive, crisper and generally better than it was under Sierra. PowerCADD has been running just fine, as has my older versions of Excel. It is nice to be able ...
by patrickm
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Doing 'Paste and Match Style' in PowerCADD using Plain Clip
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Doing 'Paste and Match Style' in PowerCADD using Plain Clip

I’ve internalized this process - when I’m drafting I keep a TextEdit document open in plain text format. Anything coming into PowerCadd is first pasted into TextEdit and converted to plain text, copied again comes into PowerCadd and adopts the existing styles. Only takes a moment. That's a great id...
by patrickm
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: What Mac OS are you running?
Replies: 8
Views: 910

Re: What Mac OS are you running?

Since High Sierra seemed to be working out, I went ahead and upgraded to Mojave 10.14.6, and it seems to be working out, but I haven't really torture tested it through a day of work. Anyhow, I am really surprised how snappy and responsive my computer seems under Mojave. I had expected it to feel bog...
by patrickm
Sun Apr 24, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: CRASHING
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: CRASHING

Paul H wrote:
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:12 am
Wow, it worked. Thank you Patrick. I was unaware of OnyX and not clear what it did, however whatever was causing the problem has been cleared and PC no longer crashes.

Thank you,
Paul
Phew!
by patrickm
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: CRASHING
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: CRASHING

I occasionally have a different crashing issue than you have, but I've found that sometimes replacing the Preference files solves the problem and sometimes running the OS maintenance scripts solves the problem, probably due to a permissions issue. (I run them using OnyX.)

good luck!
patrick