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#175878 - 08/23/12 07:31 PM Tape Measure Tool
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I would like to be able to tab into the "data window" of the tape measure tool and copy the distance to clipboard.

Please advise if this is already possible or you know of a VectorWorksAround. Thanks.
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#175881 - 08/23/12 11:34 PM Re: Tape Measure Tool [Re: bc]
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I never got used to the fleeting nature of the Tape Measure Tool data. I usually just drag a line, rectangle or other shape and read/copy/paste from the OIP data fields, then escape or delete the shape.

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#175884 - 08/24/12 03:57 AM Re: Tape Measure Tool [Re: bc]
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Thanks for the VectorWorksAround, Benson

My wish still stands.
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#175902 - 08/25/12 12:23 AM Re: Tape Measure Tool [Re: bc]
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Yeah me too.
i use the "Tape" but when i need precise measurements, i use the "Line Tool" and grab the bits from the OIP.

Hardly ideal, but does the job.

Add my vote to the Wish List BC!
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#175909 - 08/25/12 07:34 AM Re: Tape Measure Tool [Re: bc]
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A dedicated, 3D modelling, BIM program for architecture, machine design etc. that has the most basic measuring tool you can imagine, is it the 1st of April?
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#175927 - 08/26/12 09:14 AM Re: Tape Measure Tool [Re: Vincent C]
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laugh laugh
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#176135 - 09/03/12 06:20 PM Re: Tape Measure Tool [Re: bc]
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Would like tape measure to work in 3d
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#176140 - 09/04/12 07:50 AM Re: Tape Measure Tool [Re: bc]
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And not as a tool, but some build in action, so that you can do it quicker.
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#176142 - 09/04/12 10:02 AM Re: Tape Measure Tool [Re: Dieter @ DWorks]
Vincent C Offline
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Originally Posted By: DWorks
And not as a tool, but some build in action, so that you can do it quicker.


How about an option built into the interactive highlight settings?
One would like to have options for showing different things as well as options for clicking on the highlight info to make them permanent i.e.. to real dimensions or areas to spaces for example.......



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Length.png

Area.png




Edited by Vincent C (09/04/12 10:03 AM)
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#176175 - 09/04/12 10:03 PM Re: Tape Measure Tool [Re: bc]
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Quote:
options for clicking on the highlight info to make them permanent i.e.. to real dimensions


The attributes palette used to offer a vestige of that with the Convert LIne to Dimension button. Now that function has moved to the Modify>Convert menu.

Anyway
Still Yes for the original wish of access to tape tool data.

The tape tool already reads 3d distances (test with diags of a box).

-B
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