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New Guy, with some questions.

Postby M.Eggert » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:22 pm

Hello Everybody,
We are in the Granite countertop industry and do a lot of 2d drawings.
Some how our software key on our drawing program (logotag) got lost.
To make a long story short we decided to give QCAD a try...
I really start enjoin working with QCAD.
We Import lots of DXF Sink file from the manufactory (Blanco, Kindered, Perl etc) Somehow we have to Offset all the sink by 5mm - 8mm,
I know it has nothing to do with qcad but I would like to know if there is an easier way to offset a Sink than using the Parallel with Distance tool and offsetting line by line??
I also have tried the Offset OQ tool but this is not working at all.
How can I check if all the lines are connected? Most of the time I have to zoom in all the way and check if they are connected, i'm sure there must be a tool for it I just don't know where to find it..
Would be great if I could find some answers here in this chat room..

Thank you
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Re: New Guy, with some questions.

Postby Husky » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:46 pm

Hello M.Eggert - welcome in the Forum!

M.Eggert wrote:I also have tried the Offset OQ tool but this is not working at all.

OQ works only on polylines. If your dxf sink isn't drawn with polylines try to select the lines - use the OG tool (create Polylines from lines) and click one of the lines which is already selected. After that - try the Offset tool OQ :wink:

I guess it would be much easier if you were able to post a sample dxf of the manufacturer sinks what shows us the real problematic. :wink:

Then we will take it from there, OK?
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Re: New Guy, with some questions.

Postby M.Eggert » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:13 pm

Okay, I attached an Undermount sink.
we need to offset the sink 8mm inside, please have a look at it and let me know..
Thank you
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Blanco undermount sink
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Re: New Guy, with some questions.

Postby M.Eggert » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:45 pm

Thank you Husky :D

So I'm sure that there is also a solution, How to check a broken line?
We take our measurements on the job site with a templator ( prodium proliner ) and then we import them to QCAD
sometimes it happen that one of the line is not connected, it takes a long time for me to find the not connected line manual ( zoom in zoom out with every segment )

Thank you
Matthias Eggert
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Re: New Guy, with some questions.

Postby Husky » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:53 pm

Thanks for the dxf.

Yep - it works as I already told you:
"OQ works only on polylines. If your dxf sink isn't drawn with polylines try to select the lines - use the OG tool (create Polylines from lines) and click one of the lines which is already selected. After that - try the Offset tool OQ"

M.Eggert wrote:Okay, I attached an Undermount sink.
we need to offset the sink 8mm inside, please have a look at it and let me know.

... the tool OQ comes along with a Option-bar .... use the value -8 to get the offset inside. :wink:
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Re: New Guy, with some questions.

Postby Clive » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:26 pm

M.Eggert wrote:So I'm sure that there is also a solution, How to check a broken line?


Hi Matthias and welcome, there is no specific tool to search and find a broken line as it were... but here's a sneaky little workaround that may help you out :wink: .

1. Here's your drawing, but I have deliberately broken a line!

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2. ... and here it is.

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3.Go to the hatch tool and try to create a Hatch, as you may know a complete unbroken boundary is needed for hatching ... but lets see what happens.

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4.It wont hatch - as expected and it gives the coordinate location in the command line for reference and highlights the issue in your drawing. Once fixed you can try hatching again if there are any more broken lines (unclosed loops) it will show them to you as QCAD finds them.

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5.Loop closed/line fixed and a successful hatch created :) .

Hope this helps.

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Re: New Guy, with some questions.

Postby M.Eggert » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:48 pm

Thank you for the quick respond. :D :D :D
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Re: New Guy, with some questions.

Postby Husky » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:01 am

M.Eggert wrote:Thank you for the quick respond. :D :D :D

You are welcome!
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Re: New Guy, with some questions.

Postby M.Eggert » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:12 pm

I works very well with the Hatch tool, but I'm just wondering if there is any other tool I can use as well to check all the unconnected or broken lines?

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Re: New Guy, with some questions.

Postby Husky » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:59 pm

M.Eggert wrote:... I'm just wondering if there is any other tool I can use as well to check all the unconnected or broken lines?

clive wrote:... there is no specific tool to search and find a broken line as it were...

Clive's answer was correct! :wink:
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