Locating Objects

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Hi
I have drawn the top of an engine block showing bores head studs waterways etc.using
several layers, one of which is a scanned image.
If I draw a circle and wish to position it over two intersecting construction lines
I have a problem in making it snap to the construction lines (In fact it won't).
The relationships are set in intellisketch. I can position the circle accurately
by zooming in and using the mouse but there has to be a better way. I am copying
circles and pasting them to a new location each time but the snapping doesn't seem
to work. I am using v20.
Also is it possible to finely nudge an object into position using arrows for example.
Great site and great help.
Many thanks
Geoff
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Re: Locating Objects

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Geoff,
You guys are getting good. The questions are getting more in-depth.
Make sure that Maintain Relationships and relationship Handles are turned
on.
Then turn on the Relationships toolbar. You can do this by right mouse click
in the blank space to the right of the existing toolbars at the top of the
application window. When you right mouse click, you will see a context menu.
Click on 'Relationships'. This will turn on the relationships tool bar. You
can drag the toolbar to dock it where you want it. I typically drop it to
the right or under the tool bars at the top.
On this Relationships tool bar there is a 'Connect' command. Click the
Connect command. Move the mouse over the circle that you need to connect and
locate the center of the circle. You will see the center bit map when the
mouse is at the center. It is a circle with a cross in the center. Click
here. This identifies that you want to connect the center of the circle to
some other object. You want to connect the center to the intersection of two
lines. Move the mouse over one and then the other of the two lines. Move the
mouse to where the lines intersect. You will see the intersection bitmap.
Click at the intersection. the circle will be connected to both lines at the
intersection. If you move either line, the circle will stay connected to the
intersection point.
Sometimes the lines will not be touching. You may need to find the projected
intersection of two lines. You can do this by mousing over the two lines
that you need the intersection. While ine of the lines is highlighted, press
the 'i' key for Intersection. You will see a list of all intersections for
the located line. Just move the mouse up and down the list until you find
the proper intersection and click. the circle will be connected to the
selected intersection.
Hope this helps.
Rick B.

Re: Locating Objects

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Rick
Thanks a lot. Problem solved with your excellent help.
Regards
Geoff

"Rick B." wrote:
>Geoff,
>You guys are getting good. The questions are getting more in-depth.
>
>Make sure that Maintain Relationships and relationship Handles are turned
>
>on.
>Then turn on the Relationships toolbar. You can do this by right mouse click
>
>in the blank space to the right of the existing toolbars at the top of the
>
>application window. When you right mouse click, you will see a context menu.
>
>Click on 'Relationships'. This will turn on the relationships tool bar. You
>
>can drag the toolbar to dock it where you want it. I typically drop it to
>
>the right or under the tool bars at the top.
>
>On this Relationships tool bar there is a 'Connect' command. Click the
>Connect command. Move the mouse over the circle that you need to connect and
>
>locate the center of the circle. You will see the center bit map when the
>
>mouse is at the center. It is a circle with a cross in the center. Click
>here. This identifies that you want to connect the center of the circle to
>
>some other object. You want to connect the center to the intersection of two
>
>lines. Move the mouse over one and then the other of the two lines. Move the
>
>mouse to where the lines intersect. You will see the intersection bitmap.
>
>Click at the intersection. the circle will be connected to both lines at the
>
>intersection. If you move either line, the circle will stay connected to the
>
>intersection point.
>
>Sometimes the lines will not be touching. You may need to find the projected
>
>intersection of two lines. You can do this by mousing over the two lines
>that you need the intersection. While ine of the lines is highlighted, press
>
>the 'i' key for Intersection. You will see a list of all intersections for
>
>the located line. Just move the mouse up and down the list until you find
>
>the proper intersection and click. the circle will be connected to the
>selected intersection.
>
>Hope this helps.
>Rick B.
>
>