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è[ƒû&‰U‹Äÿvþÿvü‹èUéèÌþè`ˆP[ D R A W I N G E D I T O R H E L P - S C R E E N [ ? ] ]±Pèbˆ¡öP¡øPèýèü‡P[ I N D E X O F D R A W I N G E D I T O R H E L P - S C R E E N S ]±Pèþ‡¡úP¡üPèý艦蕇Screen ±ÿèà‡¸PèH­¸AŠà°P±ÿè̇¸Pè4­èj‡: ±ÿ躇¸Pè"­èX‡Basic drawing editor HELP!±ÿ萇¸Pèø¬è¦è+‡Screen ±ÿèv‡¸PèÞ¬¸BŠà°P±ÿèb‡¸Pèʬè‡: ±ÿèP‡¸P踬èî†What can I draw with DANCAD3D.±ÿè"‡¸P芬豥轆Screen ±ÿ臸Pèp¬¸CŠà°P±ÿèô†¸Pè\¬è’†: ±ÿè↸PèJ¬è€†Drawing with the cursor keys.±ÿ赆¸Pè¬èD¥èP†Screen ±ÿ蛆¸P謸DŠà°P±ÿ臆¸Pèï«è%†: ±ÿèu†¸PèÝ«è†'Drawing with the mouse or 3D trackball.±ÿè>†¸P覫èͤèمScreen ±ÿè$†¸P茫¸EŠà°P±ÿ膸Pèx«è®…: ±ÿèþ…¸Pèf«èœ…Drawing lettering.±ÿè܅¸PèD«èk¤èw…Screen ±ÿè…¸Pè*«¸FŠà°P±ÿ讅¸Pè«èL…: ±ÿ蜅¸Pè«è:…Automatic dimensioning.±ÿèu…¸Pèݪè¤è…Screen ±ÿè[…¸Pèê¸GŠà°P±ÿèG…¸P诪èå„: ±ÿè5…¸P蝪èӄDrawing circles and curves.±ÿè
…¸Pèrªè™£è¥„Screen ±ÿèð„¸PèXª¸HŠà°P±ÿè܄¸PèDªèz„: ±ÿèʄ¸Pè2ªèh„%Alias files and drawing with symbols.±ÿ蕄¸Pèý©è$£è0„Screen ±ÿè{„¸Pè㩸IŠà°P±ÿèg„¸PèÏ©è„: ±ÿèU„¸P轩èóƒ(WYSIWYG and setting the line attributes.±ÿ脸P腩謢踃Screen ±ÿ脸Pèk©¸JŠà°P±ÿèPèW©èƒ: ±ÿè݃¸PèE©è{ƒEditing individual lines.±ÿ贃¸Pè©èC¢èOƒScreen ±ÿ蚃¸P詸KŠà°P±ÿ膃¸Pèî¨è$ƒ: ±ÿètƒ¸PèܨèƒEditing drawing elements.±ÿèKƒ¸P賨èÚ¡èæ‚Screen ±ÿè1ƒ¸P虨¸LŠà°P±ÿ胸P腨軂: ±ÿè ƒ¸Pès¨è©‚Drag and on-screen editing.±ÿèà‚¸PèH¨èo¡è{‚Screen ±ÿèƂ¸Pè.¨¸MŠà°P±ÿ貂¸Pè¨èP‚: ±ÿ蠂¸Pè¨è>‚,Making measurements of angles and distances.±ÿèd‚¸Pȩ̀èó èÿScreen ±ÿèJ‚¸P貧¸NŠà°P±ÿè6‚¸P螧èԁ: ±ÿè$‚¸P茧è%The screen up-date list and speed up.±ÿèPèW§è~ èŠScreen ±ÿèՁ¸Pè=§¸OŠà°P±ÿèÁ¸Pè)§è_: ±ÿ证¸Pè§èMThe thicken and lathe commands.±ÿ老¸Pèè¦è èScreen ±ÿèf¸PèΦ¸PŠà°P±ÿèR¸P躦èð€: ±ÿè@¸P訦èހ"Prototyping with the output macro.±ÿ聸Pèv¦èŸè©€Screen ±ÿèô€¸Pè\¦¸QŠà°P±ÿèà€¸PèH¦è~€: ±ÿè΀¸Pè6¦èl€*More information on drawing with DANCAD3D.±ÿ蔀¸Pèü¥è#Ÿè Ÿè,€Press the Help-Screen ±ÿèh€¸PèÐ¥è€ [Letter-Key]±ÿèL€¸Pè´¥èê to read the help screen, press ±ÿ耸P脥èº[?]±ÿè €¸Pèq¥è§ for index.±ÿèî¸PèV¥¸PP¸èE{é‹å]Ãè[ƒ &‰U‹Äÿvþÿvü‹èUéèÌþè`ˆP[ D R A W I N G E D I T O R H E L P - S C R E E N [ A ] ]±Pèbˆ¡öP¡øPèýèí¦èù‡2 When using the drawing editor always read the ±ÿ舸P聭跇menu±ÿ舸Pèm­è£‡ on the ±ÿè퇸PèU­è‹‡
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[SpaceBar]±ÿè솸PèT¬èŠ† or the mouse center±ÿèȆ¸Pè0¬èW¥èc†Obutton to have an illuminated bar over the menu that you can roll up and down±ÿèf†¸PèΫèõ¤è†to ±ÿèP†¸P踫èî…select±ÿè:†¸P被è؅" the command from by pressing the ±ÿ膸Pèp«è¦…left±ÿèô…¸Pè\«è’… mouse button.±ÿèօ¸Pè>«èe¤èb¤èn…* To move the drawing cursor press the ±ÿ薅¸Pèþªè4…
[SpaceBar]±ÿè|…¸Pèäªè… or the mouse center button±ÿèQ…¸P蹪èà£èì„Oto turn off the menu illuminated bar. The increment that the cursor will move±ÿèPèWªè~£èŠ„is set with the ±ÿèɄ¸Pè1ªèg„[M]±ÿ趄¸PèªèT„ove command in the ±ÿ蓄¸Pèû©è1„[D]±ÿ耄¸Pèè©è„#rawing sub-menu and the Move Cursor±ÿèM„¸P赩èÜ¢èèƒmenus.±ÿè4„¸P蜩èâèÀ¢è̃ In the ±ÿ脸Pè{©è±ƒ[D]±ÿ脸Pèh©èžƒArawing sub-menu you can draw lines when the menu bar is off.±ÿ诃¸Pè©è>¢èJƒ5Move the cursor to the lines first point and press ±ÿègƒ¸PèϨèƒ[./Del]±ÿèPƒ¸P踨èî‚ or the right mouse±ÿè-ƒ¸P蕨輡èȂObutton. Then move the drawing cursor to the end point of the line and press±ÿè˂¸Pè3¨èZ¡èf‚[0/Ins]±ÿ豂¸Pè¨èO‚ or the mouse left button.±ÿ臂¸Pèï§è¡è¡è‚8 The color and width of the lines are set with the ±ÿè9‚¸P衧èׁ[L]±ÿè&‚¸P莧èāine style command in±ÿ肸Pèj§è‘ èthe ±ÿè끸PèS§è‰[L]±ÿè؁¸Pè@§èvHines drawing sub-menu. The current line color and width are shown at±ÿ老¸Pèè¦è èOthe bottom of the screen. The expression of the line width can be turned off±ÿ聸P膦譟蹀*to speed up the screen redraw by pressing ±ÿèးPèI¦è€[W]±ÿè΀¸Pè6¦èl€YSIWYG in the ±ÿ譀¸Pè¦èK€[S]±ÿ蚀¸Pè¦è8€et-up drawing±ÿè|€¸Pèä¥è Ÿè€0sub-menu. To return to the main menu now press ±ÿè9€¸Pè¡¥è×[Esc]±ÿè$€¸P茥è then ±ÿ耸Pèv¥è¬[Q]±ÿèû¸Pèc¥è™uit.±ÿèç¸PèO¥¸PP¸è>{é‹å]Ãè[ƒò&‰U‹Äÿvþÿvü‹èUéèÌþè`ˆP[ D R A W I N G E D I T O R H E L P - S C R E E N [ B ] ]±Pèbˆ¡öP¡øPèýèí¦èù‡! DANCAD3D lets you draw line ±ÿè*ˆ¸P蒭èȇsegments±ÿ舸Pèz­è°‡& between points. DANCAD3D is fully 3D±ÿè܇¸PèD­èk¦èw‡and the lines can go in ±ÿ豇¸Pè­èO‡any±ÿ螇¸Pè­è<‡* direction in space. Since DANCAD3D is a ±ÿèd‡¸Pè̬è‡3D±ÿèR‡¸P躬èð† drawing±ÿè:‡¸P袬èÉ¥èՆ1program you can draw shapes in their actual ±ÿèö†¸Pè^¬è”†spatial±ÿè߆¸PèG¬è}† relationship to one±ÿ踆¸Pè ¬èG¥èS†another.±ÿ蝆¸Pè¬è,¥è)¥è5†D You can also use DANCAD3D like a piece of paper and draw in ±ÿèC†¸Pè««èá…2D±ÿè1†¸P虫èυ like you±ÿ膸P耫觤賅 would with a pencil and ruler. ±ÿè典PèM«èƒ…Alias±ÿèЅ¸Pè8«èn… files let you draw schematic.±ÿ袅¸Pè
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[SpaceBar]±ÿè_ƒ¸PèǨèý‚). When the menu bar is±ÿè7ƒ¸P蟨èÆ¡è҂Noff you can still select menu options by pressing the designated keyboard key.±ÿèւ¸Pè>¨èe¡èb¡èn‚7 The mouse is very useful when used with the ±ÿ艂¸Pèñ§è'‚[D]±ÿèv‚¸PèÞ§è‚rag command in the±ÿèQ‚¸P蹧èà èì[E]±ÿè;‚¸P裧èف;lements sub-menu and to position the Alias symbol elements.±ÿèð¸PèX§è è| èˆ" When drawing press or select ±ÿ踁¸Pè §èV[Z]±ÿ襁¸Pè
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©è@ƒOutput±ÿ范¸Pèô¨è*ƒ2 macro turned on (from the main menu) the commands±ÿèJƒ¸P貨èÙ¡èå‚6involved with the drawing of the dimension will be ±ÿ胸Pèi¨èŸ‚coded±ÿè삸PèT¨èŠ‚ into your output±ÿèȂ¸Pè0¨èW¡èc‚Omacro. You can then use the text editor to alter the dimensioning text and±ÿèf‚¸PèΧèõ è‚$regenerate the drawing. This makes ±ÿè/‚¸P藧è́editing±ÿ肸P耧趁 the drawing much easier.±ÿèPèW§è~ è{ è‡5 A choice of arrow heads is available. Using the ±ÿ褁¸Pè §èB[R]±ÿ葁¸Pèù¦è/ecord point and ±ÿèp¸Pèئè[J]±ÿè]¸PèŦèû€ump±ÿèJ¸P貦èٟèå€Oto recorded point commands makes drawing several dimensions to a single point±ÿè耸PèP¦èwŸèƒ€very ±ÿèЀ¸Pè8¦èn€fast±ÿ輀¸Pè$¦èZ€(. The recorded points are kept on the ±ÿ脀¸Pèì¥è"€harddisk±ÿèl€¸PèÔ¥è
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