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zwcad tutorial on using 'cal (transparent cal) command

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 zwcad tutorial on using 'cal (transparent cal) command
14-05-2008 11:51 . pm | View his/her posts only
Hello Rab, A request for you if you get the time.
could you post a tutorial on using 'cal (transparent cal) command? It doesn't seem to be working like Autocad, and I can't seem to get it to work in zwcad, whatever I try.

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15-05-2008 04:11 . am | View his/her posts only
hello, Maker. You can use the Cal command similarly like in AutoCAD. I took a try in my pc and it performed well. So could you provide more info so that I can check out why you can't get it to work?

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15-05-2008 10:20 . am | View his/her posts only

Hello Rab, I did this:
(command) line. I click on point.
angle/length/<end point.: 'cal
Expression (?Help): mee (OR type (end+end)/2) )
Calculate error, please verify the expression!

Am I missing something?

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15-05-2008 10:25 . pm | View his/her posts only
hello, Maker. That is a problem of the Cal function. Our R&D dept are trying to resolve it now. By the way, in our 2008i version, we provide Calculator Panel new function. And it's more conveniently to use than the Cal command, so I recommend you use the panel in lieu of the Cal function.




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16-05-2008 04:20 . am | View his/her posts only


Thanks, Rab. I've seen the Calculator panel; it's nice, but there are two problems there:
One, I've to copy-paste the results to the commandline.
second is, If it's command line, we can put it in a lisp file, so we can 'add' functions like mid2points (or even (end+end)/4). It seems a shame that it can't be used that way, especially considering that selections of points are much easier than in Autocad! (Thumbs%20Up)
Thanks, again.

[edit] There seems to be a nice tutorial on using the Calculator Panel on http://www.zwcad.org.

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19-05-2008 11:55 . pm | View his/her posts only
hello, Maker. The result can be copied to the command line via the button on the top of the calculator panel, Paste Vale to command line. As for the second problem, our R&D dept are trying to resolve it now. Smile

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20-05-2008 01:09 . am | View his/her posts only
Thanks, Rab. will check it out ASAP.
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