Posted on | January 28, 2013 | No Comments
Autosketch and 3D
While two-dimensional drawings are the fundamental for any of our projects, it is frequently accommodating to have a 3D perspective of our work. AutoSketch permits you to reproduce these sort of drawings utilizing a couple effortless methods. But in any case we do not have a real 3D enviroment.
Isometric transformation instruments help you make 3D models of existing drawing parts by changing elements to show up as though they were drawn on an isometric grid. You can then gather the segments into an isometric model. With just a couple clicks an entity can be transformed as made on an isometric enviroment. You can then build up the parts into an isometric model. As second step you can extrude this last element with the extrusion tool to give a better deep. Expulsion makes a duplicate of the element and draws lines to connect the corresponding vertices.
AutoSketch permits you to reproduce 3D objects by duplicating an entity and drawing parallel lines between the corresponding corners.
Parallel and perspective extrusion performs a 3D impact on an entity by joining the definitive choice set with lines or polygons to a modded duplicate. Moreover, AutoSketch has settings to controlo 3D Effects in the 3D Effects Options dialog box. The aforementioned controls gave you a chance to control manyparameters has color, extrusion deepth, text and symbols. 3D Parallel Extrusion creates a copy of the selection set that you place in the drawing. AutoSketch connects corresponding edges with lines or polygons.
Posted on | January 13, 2013 | No Comments
As we discussed last time, with Autosketch 9 or 10 we can use formulas into string for fancy automations. Most common automated forumals are: date, time, scale.
There are also other formulas.
In any case, we can use them to fill up our template CAD sheet. Embedding this formulas in the template we can get date, time and scale just by placing the following:
- <%date> for current date
- <%time> for current time
- <%scale> for project scale
The next important keyword is <%getdata(variable)> . This opens up opportunity to insert more data into your Autosketch 9 drawing.
By replacing ‘variable’ with FirmName and UserName Autosketch will fillup the variable with your company name or your name based on informations provided during installation.
We have more:
- ProjectCageCode Cage code from File page of Drawing Options dialog box.
- ProjectCompany Company name from File page of Drawing Options dialog box.
- ProjectDraftsman Draftsman from File page of Drawing Options dialog box.
- ProjectDrawing Drawing Number from File page of Drawing Options dialog box.
- ProjectName Project name from File page of Drawing Options dialog box.
- ProjectRevision Revision Number from File page of Drawing Options dialog box.
- ProjectSheet Sheet from File page of Drawing Options dialog box.
- ProjectTitle Title from File page of Drawing Options dialog box.
You have to remember to tag the ‘formula’ check box on the toolbar!
Posted on | January 5, 2013 | No Comments
Working With Text
Numerous drawings utilize words as a method of giving marks, specs and any possible detail for allotments of the drawing. AutoSketch makes setting message in your drawing whether it is a note , statements, or any advice. It provides a good series of tools to do this.
The rich content text proficiencies permit you to apply organizing and editing styles, for example bold or italics, to any or all elements within a content string. It will be also possible to use quote tools and add text or modify numerical values.
You can make and alter any message utilizing the Text Editor dialog box or you can do inplace altering straightforwardly in the drawing. The inplace editorial manager furnishes a WYSIWYG ,what you see is what you get, interface that permits you to see your content rendered straight into the drawing as you sort. Three geometric properties define a text entity in AutoSketch: basepoint, angle, and character height.
We have also an advanced feauture, expression forumals.
That means you can select particular expressions,as a substitute for whole message elements, for organizing, font updates, or resizing. It even permits you to place whole pieces in a drawing utilizing the words wrapping headline. Do to this we have Data base functions.
The Text Editor dialog box furnishes a plain workspace for you to make and alter your words before setting it in the drawing. AutoSketch permits you to decide on the altering mode that you lean toward and thereafter defaults to the final alter mode utilized.
As an alternate option, it sees message as annotation to the drawing (comparative to markers, measurements, and plans). Subsequently scales message and other annotation elements at yield estimate. In the event that you drop in message that is .25″ heigh, it prints as .25″ .