jackamus got a reaction from h_d in Layers of artboards
Duplicating would appear to be the best choice for me.
I have done this before but by accident! I started out with a load of pdf pages and wanted to add more using AD. I was able to make the existing pdf pages into artboards and then as I progressed with more pages I 'copied' a previous page and deleted its content and added new content also I added a page number.
When I finished my work space contained 40 artboards corresponding to the layers. If I needed to edit one page I just zoomed in to it and edit it. This may not have been the most efficient way to have done this but I did get a good result.
However with the above advice I could do it again only more efficiently.
jackamus got a reaction from kaffeeundsalz in Enable transform origin
That is because my file has the 'Enable transform origin' cursor selected. You need to check which cursor you are using. You cannot move a control point if the cursor is the 'Enable transform origin' cursor. You need to select the Move tool to move a control point. That was the mistake I was making.
jackamus reacted to Hywel Harris in Guides
I've just downloaded the latest trial version and given it a run out. Not ready for work yet.
Giudelines need to be visible on the whole drawing area. Need to be able to select, move and delete multiple guides Adding and editing new guidelines needs to be much much quicker, Line styles for guidelines, dashed or dotted is better than solid Must be able to duplicate whilst dragging Angled guides a must. Will revisit on the next major update.
jackamus got a reaction from brunoczech in Guides
It would seem that starting this 'Guides' thread that I may have opened a can of worms for the developers!
There have been many suggestions about improving the versatility/usability of the current guide feature. I have basically copied and pasted all the suggestions into this one combined suggestion.
It would be useful to be able to set some locked guides (a different colour perhaps) whilst being able to use movable guides as well. Attached is a file for having 4 different types of guide lines Guid lines.afdesign
The colour of the guides would be a default colour as well as a a user choice.
One of the suggestions I made some time ago was to be able to see an objects handles/nodes when moving a guide. I'm still waiting for that one.
The colour coding might be nice.
A Guide layer.
Allow the user to export / print with guides visible.
I also got a suggestion for guides. When you use Guide Manager and click the guide's coordinates, be it horizontal or vertical one, the guide itself should get highligted (maybe change color) so you know what guide you're working with.
Also, multiple guide selection in Guides Manager pane would be huge improvement.
From Nicky G
I also find the use of this panel for guides to be nice, but uncomfortable.
1. As you say you should highlight the guide in focus with different color
2. selection and movement of several guides (as if they were grouped)
3. Creating Guides rotated at user-defined angles
4. creation of vector shapes (any form) in guide, as happens in Ai.
5. possibility to open the guide panel by double clicking on the guide itself. (it would avoid the GUIDE DISPLAY / MANAGEMENT step)
6. Possibility of selecting and direct highlighting of the guide on the drawing table and moving the guide ALSO through the XY axes inside the panel visible on the screen Transform.
It would speed up the numerical displacement of a guide (as happens in Ai). I
In my opinion it would also be useful, by pressing at the same time as dragging the guides, for example CTRL, to activate a SNAP of the guide on the numerical notches of the ruler,
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7- 8 mm.
And depending on the Zoom, it is possible to hook the guides to intermediate sizes 0.5mm - 1mm - 1.5mm - 2mm - 2.5mm ....
Higher zoom even with 1/10 mm notches etc ...
1.1mm - 1.2 - 1.3 ....
Dragging without the CTRL key the operation remains the same as now.
From catlover My only remaining beefs about the guides are these two:
1. they should extend all the way to the rulers
2. the user should be able to choose the color
Other than that, the devs did a cracking job with the guides.
jackamus got a reaction from haakoo in Subtracting shapes
I'm finding all these explanations quite confusing! All I wanted to do was to subtract A and B rectangles from the large rectangle. I have since done this successfully but by using three new rectangles. At some point in my original drawing something odd crept in and created this problem. Trying to understand why it wasn't working got out of hand so I've just redrawn it so I can proceed.
Thanks for all your efforts.
jackamus got a reaction from Alfred in Object orientation.
Yes I tell a lie! I suggested being able to curve the teeth on the Cog QS to make them look more like gear wheels and it was very quickly adopted.
All I can say is that as far as I'm concerned is that snapping gui9des accurately, for me that is, AD1.7.2 is worse than 21.6.5. I never ever had a problem getting guides to snap to where I wanted them in AD1.6.5 but today I can't and that particular thread is locked and it would be wrong of me to try and raise it again.
jackamus got a reaction from firstdefence in Object orientation.
I think I've taken this thread about as far is will go for my purposes. There have been some useful suggestions that I will play with.
One of the things I've discovered about AD is that it impossible to get anything changed unless there is a bug in it. This would suggest that at all times it is perfect and works perfectly for all users at all levels. There's no answer to that unless someone knows differently.
I would like to say that this forum is one of the best I have ever used and issues get responded to very quickly. I have much to be thankful for.
jackamus got a reaction from haakoo in Object orientation.
You are only saying that because your common sense tells you that it is a a picture hung the wrong way.. If it was just a rectangle that had no feature to say which way round it should be then the Transform tab would appear to be wrong! I keep saying that it is a visual thing and its size would appear to be wrong to the uninitiated. Again I say the Cycle box is a good tool if it was permanent until each time it was used - it would make a big difference for me.. I suppose it could be switchable for the purists.
jackamus got a reaction from Chris B in A Poem On Caring For Someone With Dementia
Hi Michael. I lost my wife at the beginning of June after 5 years in a care home with Altzheimers.
Over this last 5 years I have used AD to make design drawings of a special kind of door handle that only allows that person to access their own room. The biggest problem for care home dementia units is 'wandering' residents and the attendant problems for residents, staff and relatives. I am close to finishing the design and prototypes and hope to get the devices marketed.