Perpendicular lines

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Re: Perpendicular lines

Postby wood400 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:22 pm

Hi Folks . Things are going well. Working great for the perpendicular lines. Can anyone say if there is a way of making dotted lines to show hidden detail, This is a great way of removing the chance of marking lines on the wrong side.
Can anyone help?
Thanks alan
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Re: Perpendicular lines

Postby 4DThinker » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:01 pm

No dotted or dashed lines possible with the polyline tool, but getting clever with the texture tool "may" produce a facsimile. I don't use the texture tool on a regular basis, but I'll play with it and see if I can trick it to do something close.

You could also use the array tool with a short line segment to put several in a row to make what looks like a dashed line. Make all the segments a group so they stay and select as one. I don't use different line colors but you could make a strip that was a joined section of black and white (background) color that would act more like a single solid polyline.

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Re: Perpendicular lines

Postby wood400 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:24 pm

Thank you 4D. I am involved with roofing construction geometry for apprentices. i normally do this all out on a sheet of birch ply. this new facility in Aspire has given me the inspiration to create this in Aspire. I think if i can get around this in aspire it will be a great learning tool to give understanding.
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Re: Perpendicular lines

Postby 4DThinker » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:35 pm

I've played around a bit. Your best bet so far would be to use the array tool to "build" a dashed line. The line segments and gaps can be varied for different visual densities. Be sure to save the array as a group.

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Re: Perpendicular lines

Postby wood400 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:37 pm

Hi 4dthinker. thankyou for thinking outside the box. i really appreciate your help. Cheers alan :D :D :D
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