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by lava
Fri May 20, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: I wish O wish PowerCadd would....
Replies: 6
Views: 63

I wish O wish PowerCadd would....

(follow my lead)
.... I wish when I was drafting I could change line weight by speaking the size without making a menu pick....

(ok, your turn)
by lava
Thu May 19, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: PowerCADD - SketchUp Interaction
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: PowerCADD - SketchUp Interaction

Long time sketchup — PowerCadd user. I do not frequent any sketchup message boards since PushPull Bar closed. Never been to a base camp. Wouldn’t describe myself as a power user as there are many functions of sketchup I don’t use and I’m not familiar with. However I’ve used from the first Mac versio...
by lava
Mon May 09, 2022 1:48 am
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. When I got my first laser distance measurer I was miffed because it gave me measurements in 1/32s. At first I spent a lot of...
by lava
Mon May 02, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Techniques
Topic: Well Duh moments
Replies: 15
Views: 1617

Re: Well Duh moments

Matt_A wrote:
Mon May 02, 2022 5:53 am
my question is which is funnier, decimal inches or decimal feet?
Decimal feet is standard in civil engineering. Don’t tell me you’ve never seen a surveyors tape with tenths of a foot marks.
by lava
Fri Apr 29, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Techniques
Topic: AxiDraw pen plotter
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: AxiDraw pen plotter

That wasn’t a technical pen - it’s a Pilot ball-liner, just the pen that happened to be in my desk. I was surprised it performed as well as it did.
by lava
Thu Apr 28, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Techniques
Topic: AxiDraw pen plotter
Replies: 2
Views: 498

AxiDraw pen plotter

I received this pen plotter as a gift, and I am trying to think about some fun things to do with it. A pen plotter is a bit of a throwback, but its interesting and very accessible. It does not have a flat bed, so you just tape down a piece of paper in front of it, and the pen holder can hold just ab...
by lava
Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:56 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.
by lava
Sun Apr 17, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Techniques
Topic: Standard computer network symbols
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Standard computer network symbols

I found that Cisco uses little pictograms that are not line drawings. The ones I found were all bitmap icons. And there is literally like a hundred different symbols. I'm not sure it makes sense to add these to a tool palette. Perhaps better just as a symbol library. A lot of the symbols were for ne...
by lava
Sat Apr 09, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Techniques
Topic: Standard computer network symbols
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Standard computer network symbols

Does anybody have a PowerCadd library of standard CISCO IT equipment symbols?

I'm doing an IT + AV plan and need to show locations of basic elements:

– ethernet ports

– wireless routers

– projectors and screens

– video panels, teleconferencing bars

– ethernet phone handsets
by lava
Sun Mar 06, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: PowerCADD Future
Replies: 94
Views: 29304

Re: PowerCADD Future

If there is no PowerCadd, then there is no WildTools. And if PowerCadd does not move forward to current OS versions, then as far as I’m concerned there is no PowerCadd. There is no choice for me. I need PowerCadd, with or without WildTools. I used it for years without WildTools, and I’d gladly do so...