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DRAW LINES AND 3 POINT ARCS

Macro to draw lines and arcs with three points

  • LINE :  Draw a new line shape or append an existing one.
  • 3 POINT ARC : Draw an Arc with 3 Points.
  • Angle : Angle (degrees) for isometric values (Orthogonal Isometry) of X,Y.
  • X,Y :
    • If there is Nothing Selected and X,Y are empty, the Last Point is entered.
    • If there is Something Selected and X,Y are empty, the "Next Point Window" is shown.
    • X or Y can be disabled to draw orthogonal lines.
    • X or Y value = "s": to select the "editing shape".
    • X or Y value = "c": to close the "editing shape".
    • X or Y value = "u": to Undo the last action.
  • Relative Position : Relative to the Last Selected Point.
  • Absolute Position (From 0,0) : X,Y is the absolute position of the Next Point.
  • Enter :
    • Enter : Enter the Start Point for a new Line.
    • Enter to : Enter a new Point to the actual editing Line or Arc.
    • Append ??? : Do you want to append the selected Curve Shape???, (YES = The selected Curve Shape becomes the "editing shape")
    • Arc 1P /2P /3P : Enter the 1st, 2nd or 3rd point of an Arc.
    • Note : When you create a new line or arc, this becomes the actual "editing shape", even if you select another shape.
  • End : Finish the "editing shape", now you can begin a new line or arc.
  • Add to the beginning : add segments to the beginning of the line or arc.
  • Add to the End : add segments to the end of the line or arc.
  • Pick Point:
    • Pick Point : (Line) Pick a point on the screen to draw a line
    • Pick 1P /2P /3P : (Arc) Pick the 1st, 2nd or 3rd point of an Arc.
    • Note: If you press Shift while picking a point, the values are placed in the X and Y textboxes to be edited.
  • Last Position : It's the last position (of the Last Selected Shape)
  • Enter (Last Position) : It's equal to press the Enter button when "X,Y" is empty).

Note1: The measure unit is the actual unit of the active document.
Note2: You can use formulas in the text boxes ("See the Calculator Tool")

 


EXAMPLES

  • Example 1 : Start a New Line.
  • Example 2 : Start a new Line relative to the position of another shape.
  • Example 3 : Append a Line.
  • Example 4 : Create a New Arc.
  • Example 5 : Create a New Arc relative to the position of another shape.
  • Example 6 : Working with angles.
  • Example 7 : Orthogonal lines.

 

EXAMPLE 1 :  START A NEW LINE

Before starting this example, be sure to :

  • Press the [End] button if you were creating a set of Lines or Arcs.

  • Unselect all shapes.

  • Be sure to have the [Add to Endpoint ] option selected.

  • Start a New Line at 100,50 (absolute)
  • Continue to 100,0 (relative)
  • Continue to 50,50 (relative)
  • Press the [End] button to finish editing the actual "editing shape".
  • Note: If you don't press the [End] button, this shape will continue to be the "actual editing shape" even if you unselect the shape.

 

EXAMPLE 2: START A NEW LINE (RELATIVE TO THE POSITION OF ANOTHER SHAPE)

Before starting this example, be sure to :

  • Press the [End] button if you were creating a set of Lines or Arcs.

  • Select a shape to use as Reference Point (the shape created in the example 1).

  • Be sure to have the [Add to End ] option selected.

  • Select a Shape.
  • Leave X,Y empty and press the [Append ?] button. (The Append button is shown only when a "curve shape" is selected)
  • When the "Append ? window" is shown, press [No ...] to start a New Line.
  • The "New Line From" window will be shown.
    • Input an Offset of -100,50 and press [OK]

 

  • Continue to 100,0 (relative)
  • Continue to 50,50 (relative)
  • Press the [End] button to finish editing the actual "editing shape".
  • Note: If  No-Shape is selected when you start a new line,  the value of X,Y is relative to the "Last Position"

 

EXAMPLE 3: APPEND A LINE

Before starting this example, be sure to :

  • Press the [End] button if you were creating a set of Lines or Arcs.

  • Select a "curve shape" to append (not rectangles nor circle shapes).

  • Be sure to have the [Add to End ] option selected.

  • Select a "Curve Shape"
  • Leave X,Y empty and press the [Append ?] button. (The Append button is shown only when a "curve shape" is selected)
  • When the "Append ? window" is shown, press [Append the selected line]
  • Note: The selected shape becomes the "actual editing shape"
  • The "Line to" window will be shown.
    • Input an Offset of -20,0 and press [OK]

 

  • Continue to 0,50 (relative)
  • Press the [End] button to finish editing the actual "editing shape".

 

 

EXAMPLE 4: CREATE A NEW ARC

Before starting this example, be sure to :

  • Press the [End] button if you were creating a set of Lines or Arcs.

  • Unselect all shapes.

  • Be sure to have the [Add to Endpoint ] option selected.

  • Set the Arc's 1st Point at 100,50 (absolute)
  • Continue to the 2nd Point : 50,50 (relative)
  • Continue to the 3rd Point : 50,-50 (relative)
  • Continue to the 2nd Point : 50,50 (relative)
  • Continue to the 3rd Point : 50,-50 (relative)
  • Press the [End] button to finish editing the actual "editing shape".
  • Note: If you don't press the [End] button, this shape will continue to be the "actual editing shape" even if you unselect the shape.

 

EXAMPLE 5: CREATE A NEW ARC (RELATIVE TO THE POSITION OF ANOTHER SHAPES)

Before starting this example, be sure to :

  • Press the [End] button if you were creating a set of Lines or Arcs.

  • Select a shape to use as Reference Point .

  • Be sure to have the [Add to Endpoint ] option selected.

Arc 1st Point Relative to Top-Center of a Shape

  • Select the Right Shape and press the [Arc 1P] button.
  • The "Arc 1P" window will be shown :
    • Select the "Top-Center" Position and press [OK]

Arc 2nd Point Relative to Bottom-Left Corner of a Shape

  • Select the Right Shape again and press the [Arc 2P] button.
  • The "Arc 2P" window will be shown :
    • Select the "Bottom-Left" Position and press [OK]

Arc 3rd Point Relative to Top-Center of a Shape

  • Select the Left Shape and press the [Arc 3P] button.
  • The "Arc 3P" window will be shown :
    • Select the "Top-Center" Position and press [OK]
  • Press the [End] button to finish editing the actual "editing shape".

 

EXAMPLE 6: WORKING WITH ANGLES

  • Change the angle to 30º
  • Press the [End] button if you are creating a set of Lines or Arcs.

  • Unselect all shapes.

  • Be sure to have the [Add to Endpoint ] option selected.

  • Start a New Line at 100,50 (absolute)
  • Continue to 100,0 (relative)
  • Continue to 50,50 (relative)
  • Continue to -20,0 (relative)

Continue to (Relative to a Node) :

  • Select the 2nd Node created and Press the [Enter] button.
  • The "Line to" window will be shown :
    • Input an Offset of -20,0 and press [Enter]
  • Press the [End] button to finish editing the actual "editing shape".

 

EXAMPLE 7: ORTHOGONAL LINES

  • Press the [End] button if you were creating a set of Lines or Arcs.

  • Be sure to have the [Add to Endpoint ] option selected.

  • Select the yellow filled rectangle and press the [Enter] button.
  • The "New Line from" window will be shown:
    • Select the "Bottom-Right" Position
    • Enter an offset of 50,0 and press [OK]
  • Disable the X value.
  • Select again the yellow filled rectangle and press the [Enter to] button.
  • The "Line to" window will be shown:
    • Select the "Center" Position and press [OK]
  • Disable the Y value.
  • Select the red vertical line and press the [Enter to] button.
  • The "Line to" window will be shown:
    • Select the "Bottom-Left" Position and press [OK]
  • Press the [End] button to finish editing the actual "editing shape".