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point to point copy in 2008?

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I have searched through the forum and haven't found an answer so a new topic.

Seems I am way behind the times. I have been finishing out a project in 12.5 and am just starting to work in 2008. Many nice things . . . but

While in 12.5 I had plug-ins for point to point move and point to point copy now I have one tool that does both. It is nice that VW includes such a tool but for me the usefulness is really limited because it is in one tool.

Are there plug-ins for these in 2008? Or a way to separate out the two parts of the tool?

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I use a point to point copy plugin that I got from VectorBits, and use the included vWorks tool as point to point move.

Have you tried the old tool from 12.5? The one I'm using I got way back in 11.5.

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I'm surprised you find the included tool so difficult to get used to. Have you tried using the I key shortcut to open up the Preferences dialog so you can switch modes.

If you can't get used to it then:

- The plug-ins you used in Vw 12.5 may work in Vw 2008 as well. Add them to your User folder and then try adding them to your Workspace.

- Have a look at the Vector Move tool from Vectorbits. http://www.vectorbits.com/VectorBits/vectorbits/vectorbits.html

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It would be a nice feature to add though: use the tool to move and the added feature would be copy with the ctrl key depressed!.....to be honest i'm a little surprised it's not already incorporated.

Edited by Vincent C

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It is already incorporated. Set the tool Preferences to move. When you want to create a duplicate copy rather than move the original select the objects and hold the Option (Control on a PC) key down before you start drawing the 'point to point' line.

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Doh!

Thanks much!

Off to tell the rest of the office . . .

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I take back that doh.

The option with point to point move only lets me make one copy. Sometime it is handy to make lots. Still nice to know about but not as functional as true point to point copy.

And I have to say, point to point copy is such a basic tool that it baffles me that VW still doesn't have it.

Off to reinstall my plug-ins . . .

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eas, it will do multiples if you enter the number of duplicates you require in the tool settings dialog box.

Bill, as you say it doesn't work in Vw 2008 SP3. The Vector Move tool from Vectorbits is an excellent alternative though, and it has a few more tricks in its kit.

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