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#1 Bri.s

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 17:09

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 18:41

Hi Brian,
 
Click the hollow triangle symbol on the mouse action panel to toggle between F7 and F8:

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That isn't a new feature, it has always been there.

Similarly for several other mouse actions, clicking that symbol toggles two related mouse actions, e.g.

in F6, toggle between 1st and 2nd transition radius,

for a transition, toggle between the start and zone length adjustments.

When not doing such pre-defined swaps, it toggles back to the most recent previous mouse action. So for example when adjusting check rails you could toggle to and fro between the length of the check rail and the length of the flared end. The BACKSPACE key does the same thing.

I removed the separate F8 beginner button so that I could find space to include an indication of join snapping in the caption on the F7 button. The toolbar can't be made any longer or it won't fit on 1024 screens.

 

The F8 rotate function is still available from the menu or by pressing the F8 key.

Be aware that F7 snapping is now on by default if you use the F7 beginner button, but off by default if you press the F7 key to start it. Hold down the SHIFT key to reverse that in each case. More info, see:

 http://85a.co.uk/for...3066&forum_id=1

regards,

Martin.


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 19:12

Hi Brian,
 
Click the hollow triangle symbol on the mouse action panel to toggle between F7 and F8:2_080940_240000000.png
That isn't a new feature, it has always been there.
Similarly for several other mouse actions, clicking that symbol toggles two related mouse actions, e.g.
in F6, toggle between 1st and 2nd transition radius,
for a transition, toggle between the start and zone length adjustments.
When not doing such pre-defined swaps, it toggles back to the most recent previous mouse action. So for example when adjusting check rails you could toggle to and fro between the length of the check rail and the length of the flared end. The BACKSPACE key does the same thing.
I removed the separate F8 beginner button so that I could find space to include an indication of join snapping in the caption on the F7 button. The toolbar can't be made any longer or it won't fit on 1024 screens.
 
The F8 rotate function is still available from the menu or by pressing the F8 key.
Be aware that F7 snapping is now on by default if you use the F7 beginner button, but off by default if you press the F7 key to start it. Hold down the SHIFT key to reverse that in each case. More info, see:
 http://85a.co.uk/for...3066&forum_id=1
regards,
Martin.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 20:47

Hi Brian,

 

I have re-instated the separate rotate button in the latest Templot update 216a, now available. Your copy of Templot will download the update automatically, if you restart it.

 

Martin.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 21:06

Great ,that’ll save me a lot of messing lol


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