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Linear Offset from Polyline
« on: March 25, 2017, 07:20:36 AM »
Can add new function for Linear Offset from Polyline


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Re: Linear Offset from Polyline
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 08:39:22 PM »
You can achieve same result by a simple trick.

  • Use the command Draw,“Draw from Coordinates”, and type “Text at station/offset from Polyline” to draw any station text at desired station and offset i.e 10,20,30.....offset 1,2,3.... This text should be placed on a separate layer for easy selection. You may also consider using Excel for this purpose, Excel is good for setting up data for pasting to other software as CadTools.
  • Now select all station text by a crossing or pick them one by one in correct order. Use “Export polyline coordinates to Excel” to export all station text insertion points to Excel. Now select all coordinates cells in Excel and select Copy.
  • Return to Draw from coordinates and use the “Polyline vertex” type and clear the grid and place the marker at the top cell in the grid. Right click and select paste to paste all insertion points back to CadTools. Click on Draw to create a polyline from the station text insertion points. Done!

Note! It’s important that all station text is selected in correct order, if using crossing you may need to rotate the view so you can select them in a ascending order. The Draw from Coordinates is a pretty powerful tool combined with Excel and some Copy/Paste.

« Last Edit: April 22, 2017, 09:37:02 PM by Lars »