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CadTools General / Re: possible bug with export point to excel
« Last post by Lars on July 25, 2020, 08:09:08 AM »
Hi,

No this is not a bug it's by design. All input and output coordinates are in World coordinate system.

You might try this method for extracting your data, the suggestion is from Autodesk forum.
In your existing drawing set your UCS to your needs
  • run command _COPYBASE and use 0,0,0 as base-point and select your circles
  • create a new drawing
  • make sure the units are set to the same units as your source dwg-file
  • run command _PASTECLIP to 0,0,0
...now you have your circles in world coordinates at the position they were previously in UCS coordinates.

/Lars
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CadTools General / possible bug with export point to excel
« Last post by tvargek on July 24, 2020, 08:45:42 AM »
Hello. I don't know is it intentionally or is it a bug, but when exporting points/circle after I've changed UCS position, gives me the same coordinates as they were in World UCS, and I don't need those but from new UCS.


p.s.
Also, annotate single point doesn't work with changed UCS and I'm in need of that too, thank you.
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CadTools General / Re: CONTOURS COMMAND
« Last post by Lars on July 18, 2020, 03:20:16 PM »
I've checked it and all seems to work as it should.

If you want a major contour at 1 then you set interval value to 1 (as you did). To get minor at every tenth you need to set minor to 9 (look in the helpfile). Minors per Major value is the number of minors between majors, 5 vill give you minors at interval 0,16 (1/6)

Tip!
For annotations you can turn off automatic annotations and use "Annotate by Fence" after executing the command. Annotate by Fence will give you the opportunity to place annotations along a crossing line at any position.

/Lars
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CadTools General / CONTOURS COMMAND
« Last post by aldebaran on July 18, 2020, 10:31:15 AM »
Hello
after a lot time I used the  the command contour.
I had a surface file and  and I wanted to draw contours
with interval 0.10 and minor per major 1 .
The result is ok but the layers of intervals are wrong
Looks like having interval  0.3 and minors per major 5
To these major that puts to wrong layer omits the anotation of height.
Is a problem only for me or has any other has the same problem?
Also when  I tried to use  had  wrong version of autocad and I could change.
To change the version Unistaled and installed again cadtools.
I use autocad 2007 and cadtools 736 and windows 10
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CadTools General / cross section area
« Last post by tvargek on June 30, 2020, 01:44:04 PM »
Hello. Is there a possibility for you to add an option in cross section area tool that we can turn on if we want to, after which it would calculate area between existing and proposed ground the way that on the ends of proposed ground polyline, area calculation would go ortho to existing ground, cause now it connects ends and calculates area and in many cases that is not what is needed, and also if we could pick text with station and it would put that in table first column

                        ____________                      ________________
      from this    /                     \    to this       |                            |
                      /------------------\                --|----------------------|--
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CadTools Updates / Update available (2020-04-25 Build 736)
« Last post by Lars on April 26, 2020, 10:15:53 AM »
New behavior of dialogs on multiple screens. All dialogs will open near CadTools and can be dragged to any screen. If minimized they will appear at same position as before minimized. If closed they will appear near CadTools.

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CadTools General / Re: on top of other apps
« Last post by Lars on April 24, 2020, 02:17:40 PM »
On top is by design and should work. However there will be some adjustments in screen position and behavior in next update (Build 736). Some issues with multiple monitors will be fixed.
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CadTools General / on top of other apps
« Last post by tvargek on April 22, 2020, 12:17:49 PM »
Hi, is there possibility to keep ctools on top of other apps and if there isn't, it should be introduced in settings, thank you
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CadTools Tips and Tricks / Re: part portion copy option
« Last post by tvargek on April 22, 2020, 12:13:20 PM »
also part offset would be great ;)
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CadTools Tips and Tricks / Re: Extraction of large amount of data from drawing
« Last post by starki83 on March 12, 2020, 10:50:16 PM »
Well, thanks again! I somehow missed that great drape function. I used combination of few functions to drape polylines onto surface, and had lisp for draping points, I wasn't aware cadtools can drape even text entities.So now I tried solution 2 and it is great!
For solution 1 i was thinking about adding one step, a lisp  routine to move text (number of section) to nearest hatch center. To be sure that exported station names and  hatch area annotations are of same coordinates on each profile, so hopefully they are extracted the exact same way. I am not yet sure if that step would bring any new benefits :)
Of course, before extraction do a quick visual inspection if they are moved properly.
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