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By robertf
#248725
I've just upgraded from 12 to 19 and noticed there are quite a few changes.

First: How do you draw in isometric ie plumbing riser diagrams. In 12 I used the 3D view option and set to 'internal engine'. The new 3d view option doesn't have the 'internal engine' option so I don't get the various guide lines of 15deg 30deg etc.

Secondly I cannot group elements such as lines, circles etc into one. How is this done in 19??

Help please...... :roll:
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By s2art
#248726
robertf wrote:I've just upgraded from 12 to 19 and noticed there are quite a few changes.

First: How do you draw in isometric ie plumbing riser diagrams. In 12 I used the 3D view option and set to 'internal engine'. The new 3d view option doesn't have the 'internal engine' option so I don't get the various guide lines of 15deg 30deg etc.
View in 3D with layer combo etc. as desired, right-click in 3D window and select the "New 3D document from 3D…" option. This basically converts the view to a 3D Internal Engine view, you can then draw over / dimension with normal 2D tools. Save the view to your View Map as normal. View can be updated / redefined if required.
By robertf
#248763
Stuart,
Thank you for your response, but I must be missing something wrong. I only get x-y axis and 45deg points but not 15 & 30 deg like I did in AC12.
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By LaszloNagy
#248776
Go to the Work Environment Dialog's Input Constraints and Guides page.
Set the Incremental Angle field to 15 degrees.

About the "Grouping": Select the consecutive elements and use the Edit\Reshape\Unify command (this command may not be on your menu if you imported your AC12 Work Environment into AC19.
By robertf
#248801
Thanks Laszlo,
I'm starting from scratch and building my template document. Ctrl G is now working for grouping objects as it did in AC12. Does it not work the same in AC19??
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By David Maudlin
#248813
robertf wrote:Ctrl G is now working for grouping objects as it did in AC12. Does it not work the same in AC19??
I am assuming you meant "not" for "now". Go to Work Environment > Shortcut Schemes > Keyboard Shortcuts and see which keyboard shortcut is assigned to "Group". You can change it to Ctrl G there.

David
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By LaszloNagy
#248815
robertf wrote:Thanks Laszlo,
I'm starting from scratch and building my template document. Ctrl G is now working for grouping objects as it did in AC12. Does it not work the same in AC19??
Sorry, I misunderstood. You wrote you want to "group elements such as lines, circles etc into one." I thought you meant you wanted to unify them into one element.
I does work the same way in AC19.
By robertf
#248843
Thanks,....just checking