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Choice of input method

Choice of click-click, click-drag or hybrid drawing, which combines click-click and click-drag as input method.

Hilite Selection Color

Selected items to be highlighted in colour.

Live color confimation of snap

http://www.engsw.com/PC6/P1/P1.html

The Dynamic Snap Indicator is bright red, too, so you will never miss what is going on.

Snap Lock

Use single letter key to force various snaps. Can work in combination with Shift [axis/angle lock].

Live Selection confirmation

http://www.engsw.com/PC6/P5/P5.html

All tools that use finger technology now have live selection, which means that the objects light up as you drag a line across them so you can see exactly what you are getting. This includes the Trim, Line Break, Hatchet, Needle, Style tools, Finger, Delete, Count and Tornado tools. And the Count tool now shows a current count as you drag the mouse.

Tab to confirm data input

Allow all data input to be confirmed on Tab. ie Allow x dimension and y dimension to be inputed 'in line' during a rectangle creation.

Simulate Thin Line

http://www.engsw.com/PC6/P2/P2.html

There's a new Simulate Thin Lines option, so that when you zoom way out, thin lines become gray, and it makes a big difference on how the drawing looks when you are zoomed out.

Use Scroll Wheel for Zoom and Pan

From AutoCAD

Scroll for zooming. Zooms using location of cursor as centre. Click-Drag of Scroll Wheel 'boomerangs' pan. Works within tool operation.

Two key shortcuts

From Microstation

Allow shortcuts to be initiated by pressing one key after another in short period rather than pressing two-three key together combinations. This makes it easy to reach all keys available for shorcuts.

Workgroup reference live update

Live updating of reference layers.

Edit workgroup reference layer

Allow editing of workgroup reference layer if it is not open by others.

Rotate reference files

Ability to rotate reference layers without needing layer link.

Move Points Tool

http://www.seqair.com/WildTools/Transformation/TransPts.html

The Move Points tool allows you to move all vertices of objects within a selected area to a new location. This may include one end of a line, or both ends. Or it may include a few vertices in a polygon or the entire polygon. You can control whether the tool operates on all objects or only selected objects. Points can be selected in a variety of ways.

Offset Line Tool

http://www.seqair.com/WildTools/ParaOffsets/ParOffsets.html

The Offset Line tool allows you to create a line that is a parallel offset from a line or side of a rectangle or polygon, even if in a group in a single mouse stroke.

Offset Repeat Tool

http://www.seqair.com/WildTools/ParaOffsets/ParOffsets.html

The Offset Repeat tool allows you to create a number of offset lines or guidelines from a line or side of a rectangle or polygon in the drawing. The offset distance is fixed, and the number of offset lines is determined by the distance that you drag with the mouse.In the tool's dialog, you set the offset distance, then to use the tool, you click on a line or side of a rectangle or polygon in the drawing, and move the mouse away.

Linear Repeat Tool

http://www.seqair.com/WildTools/Transformation/LinTrans.html

The Linear Repeat tool allows you to create a number of linear duplications of selected objects by drawing a line with the mouse or by clicking on an existing line.

The Linear Repeat tool is useful for duplicating objects where the direction of the duplication is known but the number of duplications is not. Repeated patterns of lines or rectangles for studs, windows, hatching, or parking lot spaces are very easy.

Also see

Linear Duplicate Tool

Linear Distribute Tool

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Hey, if we're going to start asking for stuff from Ustation why not throw in Project Variables?

In terms of VW application it is completely counter to the philosophy of all the project information being within the file, but it becomes necessary when managing large projects.

In this case I think it would take the shape of a file governing classes (inc. all attributes and maybe even class text attributes), symbols, hatches, gradients, scripts etc and maybe even keep track of layers so two files on the same project can't have layers with the same name.

Without a doubt it would make managing a large project easier.

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