How to draw gamelines

Posted by Administrator - 3/16/2016 10:21 AM
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Case

On nearly every job I estimate, the architect requests a game line layout, and a shop drawing. Normally I do these in Autocad, however sometimes I can get away with just showing my MeasureSquare seam layout. It would be nice to be able to draw my gamelines within MeasureSquare. I would also like the ability to use an offset function similar to how it is done in Autocad.

 

Solution

 

There are two workarounds for this situation:

  1. You can draw the gamelines as a "takeout" and apply paint on them.
  2. Set gameline as LF product and manually calculate SF by multiplying width with total LF required.

The second method is faster. 

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    #1 by rtipping2001 3/17/2016 2:46 PM

    "You can draw the gamelines as a "takeout" and apply paint on them."

    Could you elobarate on this please ?

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    #2 by rtipping2001 3/17/2016 3:07 PM

    Ok Figured it out so cool who knew !

    You can alaso cut and paste the cut out _monumental -this board is the greatest Idea .

    http://i.imgur.com/mXOeyTZ.png

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    #3 by Administrator 3/18/2016 12:38 PM

    [#2]: It's been an idea we've been considering for some time now and we're excited to get it implemented. Thank you for your feedback and contributions so far!

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    #4 by glendawilkins 7/23/2019 1:52 AM
    Positive - saving original file as .jpg (or any other commomn image format)can be manipulated in photoshop, happy wheels online etc.
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    #5 by rtipping2001 7/23/2019 8:15 AM
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/Zt2iT1LQlCc

    Hey Nice to see some posting again.

    Couple of reasons you may not want to go to adobe suite (If you did Illustrator would be a better choice).

    1. you lose coherence with the rest of the project.

    2.separate software won't quantify especially quik changes.

    3.if you started with a vector everything is scalable once rendered raster your done.

    4.Although  PS an IL can handle pdf they are not PDF editors Bluebeam revu is closest to that and it can quantify however you know have 2 sets of files (see 1.)

    5.One of the biggest features of the newer versions is the dynamic legend which cannot reference external files.

    James from M2 did a video worth considering as it turns all marlers into product allowance and in that  becomes highly flexible ,contained,and quantifiable and of course if you started with PDF you are likely a scalable vector (not a given sometimes folks render raster as a pdf that does not make it a scalable vector).


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