Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of AddingPieces


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Mar 2, 2006 10:58:11 AM (10 years ago)
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Philo
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  • AddingPieces

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    66 * Use the "Insert" key
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    8 '''''Tip:''' After you add a new piece, you often have to move it to fine tune its position. LeoCAD can switch to Move tool [[Image(arrow_icons.png, nolink)]] after piece insertion. This capability is enabled in "Preferences" under the "View" menu, "Drawing Aids" tab: check the box "Switch to move after inserting".
     8'''''Tip:''' After you add a new piece, you often have to move it to fine tune its position. LeoCAD can switch to Move tool [[Image(arrow_icons.png, nolink)]] after piece insertion. This capability is enabled in "Preferences" under the "View" menu, "Drawing Aids" tab: check the box "Switch to move after inserting".''
    99
    1010=== Insert tool or drag and drop from piece tree ===
     
    1414 * or, with any tool, drag the part  from piece tree to the proper place of the drawing area and drop it there.
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    16 || ||If you drop the new piece in an empty spot of the drawing area, it will be placed in the horizontal plane Z=0.||
     16||[[Image(insert1.png, nolink)]]||If you drop the new piece in an empty spot of the drawing area, it will be placed in the horizontal plane Z=0.||
     17||[[Image(insert2.png, nolink)]]||If you drop it while the cursor is over an existing part, the new piece will be placed on top and with the orientation of the existing one (see [wiki:AddingPieces "New piece position"] below)||
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    1819=== Insert key ===
     20You may also use the "Insert" key ([wiki:DefaultKeys default keyboard shortcut]) to add a new piece. [wiki:ChoosingPieces Highlight the piece in piece tree], then press "Insert".
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     22If you are inserting the first piece of your project, it will be placed on the origin of the 3D space (X=Y=Z=0).
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     24'''''Tip:''' This is a good way to ensure that your drawing will be centered.''
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     26If a previously placed piece is [wiki:MultipleSelection#Activepiece active] (blue outline), the new one will be placed on top and with the orientation of the active piece (see [wiki:AddingPieces "New piece position"] below).
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     28'''''Tip:''' If no piece is active, the new piece will appear on top of the first piece created in the project. This is not generally what you want, so make sure that there is an [wiki:MultipleSelection#Activepiece active piece] when you hit the "Insert" key.
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    2030=== New piece position ===