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by lava
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: object fill with a hole
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: object fill with a hole

You have to make an edge that runs from the outside of the donut to the inside hole. Now typically PowerCadd will close the shape if you click on the same point, so you have to offset one of the edges when you are placing the polygon points, and after the shape closes you can move the points on top ...
by lava
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:21 am
Forum: Organizing to Move PowerCADD Forward
Topic: Register Your Interest in a Forward Move
Replies: 85
Views: 55503

Re: Register Your Interest in a Forward Move

Lester, there is recent communication in other topics. This topic was started before the cooperation with AutoDesSys was formed and the programming effort was renewed.

The answer is there is no better drawing platform than PowerCadd - switch at your own peril.
by lava
Tue May 24, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: I wish O wish PowerCadd would....
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: I wish O wish PowerCadd would....

Derek wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 11:51 am
Hey, I hope you work in a room by yourself! :D
I do!
by lava
Fri May 20, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: I wish O wish PowerCadd would....
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

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: 6
Views: 901

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: 3343

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: 3343

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: 850

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: 850

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: 1051

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.