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Origin Question


Hi
On the attached file I have drawn a circle 20mm dia at x 50mm y 50mm
I have then set the origin to the centre of the circle. when I look at the propeties
it shows distances from the original universal origin. It does not show the circle
at x0 y0.
If it does not reposition the origin relative to my settings what is the point of
it.
This is a simplistic example .
If I wanted to move another entity say 45.5mm in an 22mm x direction how would I
do it?
All my calculations would need to be done relative to the original origin instead
of my designated origin.
Am I missing the point of being able to reset the origin?
Geoff
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Re: Origin Question

When you set the origin, you are setting the Grid origin, not the file
origin. The element properties always reference the file origin. If you
have the Show Readout option for the grid turned on, it's coordinates will
be displayed relative to the grid origin that you have set.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Geoff Burford" wrote in message
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> Hi
> On the attached file I have drawn a circle 20mm dia at x 50mm y 50mm
> I have then set the origin to the centre of the circle. when I look at
> the propeties
> it shows distances from the original universal origin. It does not show
> the circle
> at x0 y0.
> If it does not reposition the origin relative to my settings what is the
> point of
> it.
> This is a simplistic example .
> If I wanted to move another entity say 45.5mm in an 22mm x direction how
> would I
> do it?
> All my calculations would need to be done relative to the original origin
> instead
> of my designated origin.
> Am I missing the point of being able to reset the origin?
> Geoff


Re: Origin Question


Hello Ken
Thanks for your reply
I have the origin dimensions working. I have set the origin.
I want to draw a circle at say x 65.4 y 65.4
and another at x 65.4 225.4 relative to my origin.
The coords are shown on the screen relative to my origin, however there is no way
to edit them relative to my origin and position the circles exactly where I want
them. Going back to properties is just plain confusing.
Also if I want to nudge or move the co ord of the circle vertically or horizontal
there does not seem to be a way to restrain the movement to these directions ie
with the shift alt or ctrl keys or move them by a small increment.
Cheers
Geoff
"PellaKen" wrote:
>When you set the origin, you are setting the Grid origin, not the file
>origin. The element properties always reference the file origin. If you
>have the Show Readout option for the grid turned on, it's coordinates will
>
>be displayed relative to the grid origin that you have set.
>
>--
>Ken
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
>"Geoff Burford" wrote in message
>news:49179674$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
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>>
>> Hi
>> On the attached file I have drawn a circle 20mm dia at x 50mm y 50mm
>> I have then set the origin to the centre of the circle. when I look at

>
>> the propeties
>> it shows distances from the original universal origin. It does not show

>
>> the circle
>> at x0 y0.
>> If it does not reposition the origin relative to my settings what is the

>
>> point of
>> it.
>> This is a simplistic example .
>> If I wanted to move another entity say 45.5mm in an 22mm x direction how

>
>> would I
>> do it?
>> All my calculations would need to be done relative to the original origin

>
>> instead
>> of my designated origin.
>> Am I missing the point of being able to reset the origin?
>> Geoff

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