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15 hours ago, zoomer said:

some love drawing on Screen, while others really hate when their hand

occludes parts of their Drawing ....

(What did all these people before PCs when drawing on paper 🧐 )

 

To be fair I actually remember finding that aspect of manual drafting annoying, before I'd even experienced CAD, haha

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18 hours ago, zoomer said:

What about Apple's Touch Pad 2 ?

Does it work for VW ?

 

I don't have a touch pad but for sure it simply works like a touch pad on the MacBook.

 

I also just tried my iPad using Sidecar mirror mode and was able to work in Vectorworks with a stylus.

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29 minutes ago, Christiaan said:

 

To be fair I actually remember finding that aspect of manual drafting annoying, before I'd even experienced CAD, haha

 

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Regarding a mouse, I just have a typical wireless logitech (yeah, I went wireless last year while living on the boat)...you can turn off the detent for the wheel/scroll if you want...sometimes I incline my mouse surface side-to-side with the low side being outboard...it doesn't take much incline to releave the tension in your wrist (for anyone with wrist pain, try that first....)...it fits my hand nicely...I also use the Space Commander or whatever that thing's called by 3D Connexion...but mostly when I'm drawing in Rhino....for Vectorworks, pretty typical mouse set up...

 

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Am I right in thinking that 3dconnexion basically have a monopoly on navigator things of the type they make?

 

I feel a bit uncomfortable that I have become rather dependent on my 3dconnexion device and am basically at their mercy when it comes to drivers and things being kept functional.

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I'm using the Logitrch MX Vertical and whilst it takes a bit of getting used to at first, the reduction in wrist strain and and RSI has been very noticeable. Certainly recommend investigating it.

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On 2/23/2021 at 2:37 PM, _c_ said:

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Sorry to hijack this thread, but I could not resit in commenting this with what I have in the very back of my drawer and in the lumber room:

 

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btw.:  I'm using 3D Cad Mouse and Space Mouse today 😀

 

 

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@halfcoupler 

Poor drafting machine relegated to the back of house 😞.  I miss those things.

 

My drafting table and parallel bar sit right behind the sit/stand which supports the modern tech.  Although today, it’s more of a throw space to get next week’s work organized.  Lots of hand drawing and painting for next week 🙂. Sometimes you have to trap the mouse and bust out the horsehair.

 

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19 hours ago, halfcoupler said:

 

 

Sorry to hijack this thread, but I could not resit in commenting this with what I have in the very back of my drawer and in the lumber room:

 

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btw.:  I'm using 3D Cad Mouse and Space Mouse today 😀

 

 


Used to have same tools + cast iron drawing table with 40kg weight to control the rulers. 😅
Good old days somehow....

 

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21 minutes ago, Tom W. said:

@jeff prince could I pay you to tidy my desk? 🙂

LOL.  Best way to get tidy is work on the road for a few weeks, forces you to organize the chaos.

That, or people start to think you are living in your car when you roll up on the jobsite 🙂

 

 

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25 minutes ago, jeff prince said:

Yes.  It was pretty useful back in the day, but couldn't hold a candle to a drafting machine.

 

Had the largest on a 2 m table.

Loved it.

 

Tried a drafting machine from my father too but preferred my Mayline.

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5 minutes ago, zoomer said:

 

Had the largest on a 2 m table.

Loved it.

 

Tried a drafting machine from my father too but preferred my Mayline.

I think my love for the drafting machine comes from using them in college when doing product design.  I liked being able to orientate my paper askew to the drawing surface and adjusting the tool to suit.  That being said, I never purchased one and opted for the mayline for its longer horizontal base compared to a drafting machine.  Pretty nice to be able to lay down a series of 36" long parallel horizontal lines when doing site sections or typical architectural elevations prior to CAD.

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