Grip Editing in CADopia.
The grip is a small rectangle appearing on the entities at endpoints, mid points, center point, quadrant end points of entities. When grips are enabled, a grip pick box is displayed. Grips in CADopia can be used for manipulating objects and allows you to visually stretch, rotate, move, scale or mirror the entities.
Custom Hatch Pattern
In general, you can hatch entities in a drawing using the default hatch patterns included in the CADopia software. However, CADopia lets you create custom hatch pattern if you need one. There is no limit to the number of hatch patterns you can define.
Creation of a successful design involves creation of geometric shapes. CADopia provides a set of tools for creating and manipulating complex 2D geometry with superior control and accuracy.
This tutorial demonstrates how to draw an arc tangent to two inclined lines.
Circle command with Tangent-Tangent-Radius (TTR) option is used to create the geometry and the trim command is used to clean up the geometry.
Utility of Blocks
CADopia allows you to create drawings using standard object types such as lines, arcs, circles, and text. There are many situations when you need to create the same group of objects over and over again. The plans for a hotel, for example, might include 1000 instances of the same sink. After drawing one, you can use the COPY command to avoid redrawing the others, but there is a better way. It involves the use of a special object type called a block.
Region modeling is an alternate method of creating two-dimensional (2D) geometry quickly and easily. Region modeling can be used ingeniously in both engineering and architectural drawings. It is very different from conventional geometric construction because of the use of Boolean operations.
Customizing Menus & Toolbars
If you have old, customized Autocad .mnu and .mns format menu files, you can import them into CADopia 16 using the menuload command.