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heronworks
2005-04-08, 10:32 PM
in the AC LT 2004 program//can i offset a dline? say ive got the four walls of a cottage drawn and i want to put in the bedroom walls. i know i can offset one side of wall and then offset the other then trim etc. but can i just pick a point (insaide corner) then, by entering a series of commands at keybaord, convince the program to draw a 10 foot wall 12 feet away???

2005-04-14, 06:35 PM
Hmm, provided I'm reading this right, yes you can.

If you want a line to start, using your example, 12 feet away from a given point, here's what you do (well, at least how I always do it):

-start the line command
-when it prompts you for the start point, type in (ignoring the quotation marks) "fro"
-when prompted for the fro point, select the point you want it to measure from, i.e. endpoint of your exterior wall
-when prompted for the distance, type in "@12'<0" - here, I'm simply using the 0 angle as an example. The angle you use depends on the direction you want to go. 0 goes to the left of your selected point, 180 to the right, 90 up, etc. etc.
-your cursor will now snap to the new startpoint of 12' away from your wall, and you can just draw in the 10' wall

If this makes no sense whatsoever, post back and let me know!
:mrgreen:

heronworks
2005-04-15, 02:08 AM
your reading was accurate. fro is the command i was looking for. it works just like i hoped it would. only tiny observation is that <0 goes to the other left but that was quickly obvious. thank you very much. my students will be pleased that i found the answer. Joe

Mike.Perry
2005-04-15, 06:45 AM
it works just like i hoped it would. only tiny observation is that <0 goes to the other left but that was quickly obvious. thank you very much.Hi

Take a look within the Drawing Units dialog box ie.

CommandLine: _.Units
or

then click the "Direction" button (at the bottom, third from left) -> Direction Control dialog box opens.

Refer to the Online Help Files [F1] for information of the settings that are found in the above two dialog boxes.

Have a good one, Mike

heronworks
2005-04-15, 12:50 PM
[QUOTE=Mike.Perry]Hi

Take a look within the Drawing Units dialog box ie.

i woke up thinking that might be the case . my bad!

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