Guide function

(Updated 06/21/2018)

This section explains how to draw guide lines in the view area of the model workspace.
Guide lines have an adsorption function, so objects can also be placed in precise positions.

 

 

Display the guide setting screen

To open the Guide Setup screen, follow the steps below.
The [Show] menu => [Guide] => [Guide (Modeling View) Settings] => opens the settings window.

At this time, check the red circle in the figure below in advance.

Show Guide (Modeling menu):

The guide can be displayed.
Uncheck the box to hide the guide you have set up.
Assigning shortcuts is useful.

Adsorption of moving vertices to guides:

The moving vertex can be adsorbed to the guide.

 

 

About the Guide Setting Screen

Menu

No. Item Detail
1 Edit Undo:
Restores the state immediately before the last operation.

Redo:
[Undo] executes the operation performed before going back one step.

2 Feature Change color of all guides:
Change the color of all guides to any color.
3 Setting Default color of guide line:
Sets the default color for creating guide lines.

 

Setting details

 No. Item Details
1 No Displays the number of guides that have been set.
2 Classification Select [Horizontal] or [Vertical] to set the guide direction.
3 Position The red circle in the image above (upper left corner of the canvas) is the origin, so enter the distance from there. You can also adjust the position of the guide by moving the cursor over the numeric portion and dragging it left or right.
4 Color Click on the color table to open the color settings window.
If the guide lines are covered by the model and difficult to adjust, adjust the opacity.

5 Memo A note can be set on the guide line.
6 New Guides Add a new guide line.
7 Delete Deletes the selected guide line. (Multiple selections allowed)

Once you have created a new guide, try the above settings for each table.

 

If you check the box [Adsorb moving vertices to guide] in the guide menu, as shown in the video below,
the moving vertex can be adsorbed to the guide line.

Drag a vertex and overlay it on the guide line, and it will turn “green”.
This is the state of adsorption, so drop the vertex at that position.
While looking at the [Vertices Info] in the Inspector palette, make sure that the values are the same as the position at which you set the guide lines.

TIPS
When a vertex is attached to a guide line, the guide line turns [green].
To make it easier to check for adsorption, we recommend that the green guide line be set as low as possible.

 

Useful Features

Right-clicking on the view displays a context menu.

In the menu of guides, select the following items to draw guide lines in their respective states at the pointer position.

  • Add Horizontal Line
  • Add Vertical Line
  • Add Vertical and Horizontal Lines

 

Shortcut Settings

Each item in the guide's menu can be assigned a shortcut.

 

 

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