I am trying to do a polar array of a small circle within a large circle. I chose the center point of the large circle as the center point of the array, but for some reason the smaller circles are not in perfect array as some one them slightly overlap the larger circle. Is there some way to calibrate it correctly?
How do I get the last input to come up when pressing the up arrow key? Say I'm drawing a line & input @10,10. When I press the up arrow, the coordinates come up. How do I get @10,10 to come up? I've changed it before, but I can't remember how & I can't think of what to search for.
Somehow I activated a mode where when I click on an object, if there are several objects there, it will bring up a little menu to pick which one I want, similar to Inventor if you hover or say "Select other...". How do I toggle this mode? Turns out I like it sometimes but usually I don't need it.
In Autocad 2012 the white cursor automatically toggles to black when moved onto the white background of paperspace. This does not occur in 2013. Imported the sysvaribles from 2012 into 2013. Cursor still does not toggle.
I didn't notice when and why it happened, but now when i draw white line, it appears brown. I didnt change any settings, just did my usual work, when it appears. Other colors are normal. What could it be?
I've got the very basics down on autocad 2012 but was just wondering if you can use the polar command while using snap from, like for example if i want to draw a circle 180mm from another point at 45deg (@180<45)
I have drawn a bar counter in 3d which has a top rectangular shape with curved corners. The front of the bar has 100mm wide wooden fascia panels and they need to follow the line of the bar. I am using the Polar Array function which works great except I cant seem to get the panels to follow the curves/arcs around the corners, but they sit neatly on all the straight edges of the bar. So in other words the panels are straight and lined up on the straight parts of the bar but the panels stay at 90 degrees instead of following the curved areas of the bar.
I put the three holes in the outer ears/lugs with a Polar Array and want to change their diameter to make them smaller. If try to use Delete Faces to remove the holes it drastically effects one of the other lugs.
Is there a better way to edit holes in an array and is there a way to make arrays non-associative after the fact of creating them? The dwg is saved in 2007 but created with 2013
I use autocad 2011 LT and I have some problem with polar stretching!I have to get from A(see picture) to B but C is always happening! I want to put in an angle in te propertieswindow so that I become B. the angle is variable but the middle stays the same length!
sequence for creating a Polar Array? I have no problem with Rectangular Array but for some reason I have no success with Polar. include what it should say in the command line in the sequence. I am looking to place 22 .1" circles around a 1.5" circle. I am using v2000 if it matters, however I can use v2007 if need be.
Polar Stretch and Linear Stretch work properly independently, but when their "grip points" are overlayed and I'm trying to stretch the right side and stretch and rotate the bottom side of the drawing - Polar Stretch is screwing up.
The idea is to NOT to use them separately, but with one stroke having "grip points" overlayed all the time.
I cannot find the drop down for Polar array. I just have the 4 squares for array when I click on it I can request polar as the array type but it gives me a quirky menu with grips and does not allow me to set fill angles and number of pieces. I had issues loading this program, Map3D 2013 and was wondering if it was skipped in the installation, The circular pattern button is not on list of commands but does show in the documentation provided.
Having problem of polar tracking extension lines working in one direction, but not perpendicular to that orientation? For example, when drawing a simple rectangle after drawing (2) sides, If I go to snap to my initial starting point to show a vertical extension line to intersect with my third line I am drawing, the vertical extension will not show up, even though the horizontal extension line is visible, and even though it snaps to the my starting point to where I wish have the polar tracking show the vertical extension.
i'm trying to do a polar stretch and array for rigid insulation. RIGID2.dwg is my best option. but as you can see in the jpg, the first line should have arrayed already, because the gap is over 2". i tried to follow the instruction someone used for the clothes hangers URL.... and it resulted in RIGID.dwg, with the lines rotating off the main line.
This is an oven design in 3D. But I would do it brick by brick, if feasible. Below the picture. Some considerations: I tried to do using Autocad 2012 using the Polar Array new feature, but I can not close the oven on top.
I would love for my 2011 and 2013 to work the same as my 2008 does.
In 2008, when I grab a grip and stretch it with either ortho or polar turned on, I get a little tooltip beside the crosshairs. All it says is the distance and the angle, and whether it is Ortho or Polar. For example, if I stretch to the left with ortho on, it may say
Ortho: 16.55 < 180°
Or if I stretch up and to the right with Polar on, it will say
Polar: 16.55 < 45°
I really, really really want this back! This is not dynamic input, I hate all that ridiculous clutter around my crosshairs. But this little info box is absolutely invaluable!
I have checked the Tooltip setting (on in all versions), And I've been playing with all the Dynamic Input settings, but I can't get it to work. The odd part is that 2011 was working until about a week ago. I'm not sure if 2013 was or not.
I am trying to put a polar stretch on the block uploaded, but it doesn't seems to work (maybe because of my constraint? ). If something major is wrong with it, is there another way I can make the same drawing proportional when i rotate it and stretch it ? Also, after that I have to use it for vlisp.
I am trying to be able to have my outreach arm stretch horizontally and on angles of 5 / 10 / 15 degrees from the pole. I have been able to make the polar stretch for this and it works fine though what i am trying to do is have the luminaire height also stretch and move when the size of the outreach changes (i can make the linear dimension work the way i want though not the luminaire parameter) as when you add the paremter into the stretch action is only moves the top and leaves the bottom at the same location which is not giving me the correct height.
The block itself is alot more complicated then this I have stripped most of the parameters out to make it less confusing but the end result would allow the user to input the outreach angle, outreach length and luminaire height. I have attached drawing for your reference.
I do not understand how to draw a polar array around a rectangular shape. If it were a rectagular dining table of any size how do I array the dining chairs around the table's shape. Alternatively what if I had a large square table and wanted to array 12 chairs with 3 chairs on on each side of the table ????? I get polar arrays around a circle or polygon but do not understand the rectangle concept ???
I just started my CAD classes. I have been doing basic 2d drawing and just learning the commands etc.
My question concerns polar coordinates. I know how they work, but are you expected to be able to get polar coordinates off lets say a hard copy drawing with no annotations.
My homework so far has always had the length of the lines depicted on the drawing but not the angles. So if I was required to replicate a drawing that had no annotation is there any way other than guessing or whipping out my protractor.
This is just a nagging thought as I strive to understand CAD.
I seem to be having trouble with polar tracking on. With this activated and in front view I can only create a line in up or down (Y) direction. I cannot create a line along the z axis. This happens randomly so I must be overlooking a setting somewhere.