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hand471037
2003-06-12, 10:27 PM
OK, so when I've got to get something equal to 1/3 of something; like this light fixture goes 1/3 away from the wall and 2/3 away from the skylight, I've got a quick tip to solve this: If you draw a model line between the thing you want moved and the 'far' element you want to boundry that equal division, then draw a dimstring to the two boundrys, then to your element and your model line, click the magic 'eq' to make the element and the model line move to 1/3 divitions, then delete the dimstring and the model line and wala! 2/3rds placement on the element! I use this a lot, for any fractional layout, and just thought that I should post it. Sorry if it's a little confusing, I can try to explain it better if anyone wants. :)

beegee
2003-06-13, 01:02 AM
OK, so when I've got to get something equal to 1/3 of something; like this light fixture goes 1/3 away from the wall and 2/3 away from the skylight, I've got a quick tip to solve this: If you draw a model line between the thing you want moved and the 'far' element you want to boundry that equal division, then draw a dimstring to the two boundrys, then to your element and your model line, click the magic 'eq' to make the element and the model line move to 1/3 divitions, then delete the dimstring and the model line and wala! 2/3rds placement on the element! I use this a lot, for any fractional layout, and just thought that I should post it. Sorry if it's a little confusing, I can try to explain it better if anyone wants. :)

Ummm ,

I'm going to need to reread your post a few times Jeff, to get the hang of this, :oops:
but thanks ... good tip !

beegee

bclarch
2003-06-13, 01:05 PM
Jeffery

Perhaps it would help clarify things if you could post a screen shot of the placement condition prior to deleting the dimensions and model lines.

jeanne d'arc
2003-07-18, 03:28 PM
I would appreciate a LOT an additional and more visual explanation :D . It definitely is very confusing but at the same time cool to know how it works.
The idea of the printscreen is great ..or a journal or avi file? ( moderators, can we post avi's as well?)

Thanks!

PeterJ
2003-07-18, 03:36 PM
Oh, I'm not a moderator in this group but you can post avi's if zipped, but bear in mind the 5MB total file upload limit.

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bclarch
2003-07-18, 09:57 PM
First post was unclear to me as well but I just got it when re-reading it because of your new post. See attached.

hand471037
2003-07-18, 10:12 PM
That's pretty much it, here's my quicky example...

Steve_Stafford
2003-07-18, 10:19 PM
Both of the graphics you posted are worth a thousand words of explanation easy. Thanks for them!