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Mark Taylor

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  1. Hi Bruce,

    Yes, thank you for this concise explanation. I think that this will be what I adopt as my way of doing things also. It makes sense to me to separate creation work from the presentation work.

    Based on an earlier response, I will experiment with fitting the drawing into the "page" space via scaling in order to learn about how it affects line weights.

    I consider my original question thoroughly answered.

    Thanks to all who replied for your input.

  2. I was tracing some boulders on a scan using a bezier curve and then filled the curve with the stock "sand" hatch. That worked fine until I cut and pasted the shapes to another layer. Now the shapes do not display the sand hatch even thought it still shows up in the attributes palette. When I choose a different hatch it shows up just fine. Is it possible I inadvertently erased the content of the sand hatch?



  3. I don't see the point of having this page outline in design space. It would seem that sheet spaces are for scaling the drawing and adding views for print. Also, it seems that dashed lines are based on this page in the design space and so all of my dashed lines look like lines.

    Is there a useful function for this page?

    Is there a way to eliminate this page or turn it off?



  4. Thanks monkey,

    I tried the poly smoothing command, but it does not retain the parallel nature of the two sides. Also, I could not find a way to control the radius of the bend, even when setting the "Arc Radius" in the "Obj info" pallet.

    At this point I will stick with the offset tool.


  5. Thanks,

    The offset tool will work for now.

    It would be nice to draw a 3D pipe object on a 2D terrain view and then tell it to SendToSurface:-6" depth:10' max radius (for an irrigation line, for example) and then have VW drop to 6" underground. The same could be used for a flex drain pipe, except that we would need to choose a starting depth and then by sections, perhaps, define a slope.

    Thanks again,


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