Moving 2 objects equally from center point
1. Just snap a vector between a similar base point on both objects. 2. Re-size the vector with Info Box to the new spacing (without checking the 'use s...
Tue, 7 Jan, 2020 at 2:32 AM
How to edit a hatch pattern in DesignCAD?
1. Select the hatch pattern 2. Press Ctrl+1 for Point Select Mode 3. Manually move the boundary points.
Tue, 7 Jan, 2020 at 2:33 AM
Lamps near walls - incl filament
A pretty trivial "trick",   but if you want to draw a lamp near a wall, you can have spotlights pointing up and down -  and ALSO you can select th...
Mon, 6 Jan, 2020 at 11:08 PM
Miscellaneous mini-tips
1. If there are several entities in a busy part of the drawing, eg a square and a circle and a stack of planes and other lines;   and you want to select say...
Mon, 6 Jan, 2020 at 11:10 PM
How to create 3d (extruded) text
The Basic Sequence  1.  Create your text in the default XY plane. Select all the text. 2.  Convert to Vector. (Command line - C2V) 3.  Select all the Vec...
Fri, 10 Jan, 2020 at 3:21 AM
Dimension Texts in DesignCAD
1. In the "Dimension Text" dialog there is a "Fixed Text" option. Enable this and the text in the dimension will be locked after the dim...
Tue, 28 Jan, 2020 at 5:47 AM
Colors in DesignCAD
Color can be tricky in DesignCAD because of several options. Here are some tips. 1. Every object has a basic color and material. The default material is &q...
Thu, 30 Jan, 2020 at 10:21 PM
Importing bitmaps in DesignCAD
When you bring a bitmap image into DesignCAD it will be scaled relative to the screen image. 1. If you open a blank file and then import an image the prog...
Thu, 6 Feb, 2020 at 10:40 PM
Copy/Paste from one drawing to another in DesignCAD
When you copy/paste from one drawing to another several things happen that you need to keep in mind. 1. Handles. If you set a handle on an object before co...
Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 at 10:54 PM
How to turn off point select mode without those pesky dots undrawing.
Turn off point select mode and select plenty stuff. Zoom in tight on an entity whose end point you want to move and so that where you want to move it to is...
Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 at 1:47 AM