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Create Guidelines

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Click & Drag

Use Point/Segment  

 

Objective 

Create guidelines with various methods to accurately create and place 2D elements.

Guidelines can be traced to Internal Shapes and Patterns with the Toolbar_2D_Shape_Trace.png Trace tool.


Location

Main Menu ▶ Display ▶ Environment ▶ Show Ruler

2D Window ▶ 2d_information.png 2D Information ▶ ruler.png Show Ruler
 

Operation

Click & Drag

  1. Follow the indicated guideline below: 
    (skip this step when rulers are already shown in the 2D window)


    Main Menu ▶ Display ▶ Environment ▶ Show Ruler

    2D Window ▶ 2d_information.png 2D Information ▶ ruler.png Show Ruler


    → Rulers appear in the 2D window.

  2. Use the  Transform Pattern tool or the Toolbar_2D_Pattern_Edit.png Edit Pattern tool to click and drag either the vertical or the horizontal ruler.
    → A guideline is created and follows the mouse cursor.

  3. Release the mouse to place the guideline as needed.

※Note:

  • Hit the Ctrl key on the keyboard when click-and-dragging the horizontal guideline to convert its direction (vertical.) The same works for the other.

  • Hit the Ctrl key on the keyboard after selecting a horizontal guideline to convert its direction (vertical.) The same works for the other.

 

Use Point/Segment

  1. Follow the guideline indicated below: 

    Main Menu ▶ 2D Pattern ▶ Edit ▶ Edit Pattern

    2D Toolbar ▶ Toolbar_2D_Pattern_Edit.png Edit Pattern

  2. Right click on points or a segment to be a reference of a guideline.
    → A right-click pop-up menu appears.

  3. If points are selected, select Create a Guideline Along Points; If a segment is selected, select Create a Guideline Along Line.
    → A guideline is created based on the selected points or the segment.

※Note:

  • When using the Create a Guideline Along Points option, multiple points can be selected.

  • When using the Create a Guideline Along Line option, only a single segment can be selected.
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