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How do you approach a design problem?
peterjfrancis
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Mechanical & Thermal Consultant, CFD & FEA , mechanical design, electronics hacker , IoT hacker, pilot - full size and RC , motorcyclist

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April 4, 2013 18:36

Hi designsomewhat

[quote:3o9rd1c9]ULTRA IMPORTANTLY !! : once I’ve drawn a rectangle on the screen to be my board, I don’t
seem to be able to change the dimensions of it exactly, i.e. by
entering numbers, - the same as when you initially create the board,
despite an : “Edit Shapes” option. This is important, as I
accidentally dragged one of its sides in, changing its width. I can’t put it back
manually, as it will only move in increments as small as 1/40 of a grid – which happened
to not allow me to arrive at the desired (original ) width at its creation.[/quote:3o9rd1c9]

You can set all of this quite easily. Select the object press the shortcut "=" and re-enter your desired values.

You can also select the absolute and relative origins using "right click" and choosing the option.

There is lots of help available in the Help Files and also have a look at the tutorials which cover all the basics (from the menubar ) Also print out a copy of the shortcuts which is a great design aid and prompt to learn from.

Post some more details if I've missed the point.

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April 4, 2013 11:27

ULTRA IMPORTANTLY !! : once I’ve drawn a rectangle on the screen to be my board, I don’t
seem to be able to change the dimensions of it exactly, i.e. by
entering numbers, - the same as when you initially create the board,
despite an : “Edit Shapes” option. This is important, as I
accidentally dragged one of its sides in, changing its width. I can’t put it back
manually, as it will only move in increments as small as 1/40 of a grid – which happened
to not allow me to arrive at the desired (original ) width at its creation. In any case,
an edit option SHOULD include the ability to (re)-specify dimensions NUMERICALLY. If the software as
is – DOES, enable this to be done I apologies,- but if so, the advice for it must sure
be hidden well.

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