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Accudraw / Accusnap / moving elements relatively to other elements.

Hi.

I hope somebody knows and can remind me a method I can use to move the blue line parallel to line AB so that the lower end of the blue line ends up at the same elevation as the upper end of the red line. I don't want to use any construction lines just AccuDraw and AccuSnap and tentative snaps.

I knew a way of doing this in the past, but it has escaped my mind now and am unable to figure it out.

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  • see my video of how I did it at  Basically  I used accudraw with copy move parallel, BTW I used different colours so look at the video...

    So with  move copy  parallel no copies select the  red line and snap to green vertical line at top end keyin  O  for origin then keyin RQ to rotate the  compass and snap to align to bottom end of green  so we are locked in the X plain  now as I move the  mouse  left  ( or westerly ) the  red line moves down the  angled yellow line  or your AB line  when its inline with the  green vertical and still parallel to its original position a projection will be shown  when and where  the two locations coincide..... unfortunately I started in a 3d file,   I expected the  projection to show as a dashed highlight maybe its my  settings .. no matter it still shows where the coincidence  occurs... so just data point where  it happens and  then I tested it was right  by  drawing a line  locked in the that plane from the  the top  of the green and as shown in my video it worked...this last step was not  needed I just  wanted to prove to the video audience that it truly was in right spot...

    I  captured the actions  with audio using the  free app "Jing..."   great fun doing it  so enjoy and  look at the video .. just  click on the  link above  where it says

    screen cast.com and it will take you to the video then click on play ... you may need headphones to hear the audio ... again enjoy....

    Lorys

    MicroStation user since 1990 Melbourne Australia.
    click link to PM me 

    Answer Verified By: ole_g 

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  • see my video of how I did it at  Basically  I used accudraw with copy move parallel, BTW I used different colours so look at the video...

    So with  move copy  parallel no copies select the  red line and snap to green vertical line at top end keyin  O  for origin then keyin RQ to rotate the  compass and snap to align to bottom end of green  so we are locked in the X plain  now as I move the  mouse  left  ( or westerly ) the  red line moves down the  angled yellow line  or your AB line  when its inline with the  green vertical and still parallel to its original position a projection will be shown  when and where  the two locations coincide..... unfortunately I started in a 3d file,   I expected the  projection to show as a dashed highlight maybe its my  settings .. no matter it still shows where the coincidence  occurs... so just data point where  it happens and  then I tested it was right  by  drawing a line  locked in the that plane from the  the top  of the green and as shown in my video it worked...this last step was not  needed I just  wanted to prove to the video audience that it truly was in right spot...

    I  captured the actions  with audio using the  free app "Jing..."   great fun doing it  so enjoy and  look at the video .. just  click on the  link above  where it says

    screen cast.com and it will take you to the video then click on play ... you may need headphones to hear the audio ... again enjoy....

    Lorys

    MicroStation user since 1990 Melbourne Australia.
    click link to PM me 

    Answer Verified By: ole_g 

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