Using Templates in LibreCAD

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Using Templates in LibreCAD

Rallaz
A Template is simply a dxf file with some settings ready to use in a specific work.
Like paper size, units, print scale, etc.
It may also contain useful layers like "axis", "furniture", and blocks ready to use etc.

Up to day August, 28 2012 the only way to use is:

Create a dxf (or more) to use as template
File->Open and select the file you want to use as template then
File->Save As and save it with correct name for your work

Since August, 28 2012 three  ways are present:

1. as explained above, of course.

2. use File->New... instead of File->New
With this menu option you select a dxf to use as template.

3. If you use only one template (at least for most of the drawings)
Go to Edit->Application preferences select tab "Paths" and in field
called "Template" add the full path to file ( or use the button in the right)
With File->New... you select a dxf template and
with File->New the dxf file in the Template field are load automatically

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Re: Using Templates in LibreCAD

BigAl
This post was updated on .
Sorry Rallaz but I don't understand.

Rallaz wrote
Since August, 28 2012 three  ways are present:
 The "latest" download from Sourceforge is  2.0.0alpha4 dated 2012-07-02. I am running that on WinXP but no "Tab" option is present in Application Preferences>Paths. The only options are: Translations, Hatch Patterns, Fonts, Scripts and Part Libraries. Is there another version skulking somewhere please?


Rallaz wrote
2. use File->New... instead of File->New
With this menu option you select a dxf to use as template.
Is there a typo there? Both instruction look the same to me.

Cheers

BigAl
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Re: Using Templates in LibreCAD

Rallaz
The post is written thinking of it to be valid in several years.

This feature is very new and only present in master branch code, but the post is written thinking of it to be valid in several years :-)

BigAl wrote
is 2.0.0alpha4 dated 2012-07-02.
If the date are before August, 28 2012, then the feature is NOT present. You can wait for the next version (alpha-5 or beta-1) and use the first option for the moment, or build it from source
source download: https://github.com/LibreCAD/LibreCAD/zipball/master
build instructions: http://librecad.org/cms/home/from-source/windows.html


BigAl wrote
Is there a typo there? Both instruction look the same to me.
The diference into "File->New..." and "File->New" are three points
with points calls a file dialog to select template, without points tried to open default template.
The next day "File->New..." was renamed "File->New From Template" to avoid comfusions.

Cheers
Rallaz
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