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Basic line drawing problems ?

Basic line drawing problems ?

Basic line drawing problems ?

How to create lines that connect to each other properly ?
  • Fixing this corrupted .DXF and drawing a new corner.
  • Having trouble connecting lines with each other and making them straight.
  • When zooming close. Lines are not sometimes connected(=loose)when drawing
  • How to avoid making disconnected new lines and how to make them parallel to existing lines ?

RE: Basic line drawing problems ?

Click the button marked 'Esnaps' on the very bottom border, so it's highlighted.

I don't know where the associated dialog is for the equivalent of AutoCAD's 'running Osnaps', but you may need to modify some of them. The most dangerous one, that you should never leave on, is 'near', which causes lines to cross or miss each other by .003". That may be how your DXF got screwed up.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Basic line drawing problems ?

Look under Tools/Options/User Preferences/Drafting Options/Pointer Control/Entity Snaps/
... and unselect Visual Intersection.

It might be easier to start with a blank drawing using the ANSI or ISO or other template,
and paste the DXF in somehow (I haven't tried it, so YMMV).

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Basic line drawing problems ?

Type "VIEWRES" into the command window and change the value shown.
Draftsight displays circles as polygons and "VIEWRES" changes how many sides the circle/polygon has. Because of this when you zoom in your line looks like it is not connected to the circle when in fact it is.

The easiest way to make parallel lines is with the offset command.

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