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June Newbie

Postby robdv57 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:48 pm

Got the program to plot house, lot features, and possible future modifications.
As a retired civil engineer, I had relied on CAD operators to translate ideas into drawings. Now on my own, I'm stumbling along at best.
Knowing what I'd like to do, and getting it done are quite different, and I'm at the start of a long learning curve (cubic rather than quadratic? :shock: ).
Not sure this is the place to post my first question/issue, to which I have not yet found an answer: getting rid of intersection dots used to define fit points for splines.
I plotted a serpentine walk by using measurements (akin to station and offset in civil engineering) and entering them as intersection points. The splines worked, but I'm left with a multitude of unwanted dots (though set to the smallest point style I saw) that plot out and spoil the desired outcome. I can attach a pdf of the plot if it'll help.
How can I get rid of the dots in the printout?
Thanks in advance, RDV
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Re: June Newbie

Postby andrew » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:54 pm

robdv57 wrote:I can attach a pdf of the plot if it'll help.


Yes, both the DXF and the PDF would be helpful, thanks.
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Re: June Newbie

Postby robdv57 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:26 pm

Here they are.
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Re: June Newbie

Postby andrew » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:48 pm

Thanks for the files.

I can see that there are indeed constructed point entities in that drawing.

You can choose to either delete them, isolate them onto a separate layer or reduce their line weight.

Deleting all points:
Layer > Show all Layers
View > Selection Filter
Choose Entity type: 'Point', then click the button to select:
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Edit > Delete

Isolating all points:
Proceed as above to select all points
Instead of deleting them, click the plus button in the property editor to create a new layer from the current selection:
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Name the new layer for example 'points'
When printing, make sure that layer 'points' is invisible

Once isolated to a separate layer, you could also easily reduce the line weight of all points to make them less visible for printing by changing that layer's attributes.
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Re: June Newbie

Postby robdv57 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:40 pm

Thanks Andrew. The assistance you provide to users is truly laudable.
I opted to isolate, which will allow use one or more points as references for future constructs.
I have your book and the reference manual, and tried forum queries before posting, with no success. Did I just miss them, or are insights as those you sent rather unique and learned through usage, over the course of time, with forum and/or your help as necessary?
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Re: June Newbie

Postby andrew » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:25 am

Knowing all the tools and features is one thing.
Putting them to effective use is probably a matter of experience and getting help here, yes.
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Re: June Newbie

Postby Husky » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:12 pm

andrew wrote:Knowing all the tools and features is one thing.
Putting them to effective use is probably a matter of experience and getting help here, yes.

Agree! :wink:
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