LibreCAD User Manual New Content 2/14/13

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Re: LibreCAD User Manual New Content 2/14/13

Stano Sitar
Hi.

Some time ago I started to write manual from a point of view of AutoCAD user used to working with a commandline.
At this moment it is kind-of reference manual describing all the commands that can be entered from a commandline with all the options.

Recently I have added some stuff and I plan to enhance it a bit more.

Please feel free to use any of that stuff for your manual.
http://wiki.librecad.org/index.php/A_short_manual_for_use_from_the_command_line

Stano
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Re: LibreCAD User Manual New Content 2/14/13

Bob
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Hi Dan,

Thank you for the kind comments. I am always open to making edits to the manual.

Bob
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Re: LibreCAD User Manual New Content 2/14/13

sp1der
Hello Bob

I've re-added your manual to the wiki after having problems with it before. All that needs doing now is to add the images:

http://wiki.librecad.org/index.php/LibreCAD_version_2,_users_Manual/Guide_-_by_Bob_Woltz
Bob
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Bob
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Hi Dan,

All edits will be helpful. I am glad you like the manual it was sorely needed.

Bob
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Re: LibreCAD User Manual New Content 2/14/13

hsrai
If original author (Bob) wishes to develop this guide / manual in collaborative manner, then there are many tools at our disposal. Google Doc (Google Drive) may be one option. We can upload doc file there, any one or invited (restricted) persons may be allowed to add / edit content. It saves different version and one can roll back also.

Document may be exported to any format odt / pdf.

Even one can comment and have discussion there.

Wiki may be other option.

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Re: LibreCAD User Manual New Content 2/14/13

R. van Twisk
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Rai,

I have never worked on google docs, so i cannot comment on that.

However, the wiki didn't work well for us...
We tried to use the wiki, and I make the terrible decision to use MediaWiki for that. (my …. what a terrible wiki system is that!!)
At some point I was spending more time weeding out spam from the wiki then that there was usefull information, so now
we have a registration system, unfortunately the system doesn't send me any emails :( media wiki has a endless number of configurations,
but unfortunately you keep hacking PHP together until it works.
Additionally, there aren't any good systems to generate a HTML/PDF from the wiki without again writing endless lines of PHP
codes to make it work.

So, I am all for using Google docs and it would even be better if we could generate HTML from it. The reason is that
we (used??) to have a lot of people from Africa where stable internet isn't available and there only option for a manual
is having this part of the download using the help system.

At least I would include teh PDF that can be opened using the default PDF viewer using the help button.


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If original author (Bob) wishes to develop this guide / manual in collaborative manner, then there are many tools at our disposal. Google Doc (Google Drive) may be one option. We can upload doc file there, any one or invited (restricted) persons may be allowed to add / edit content. It saves different version and one can roll back also.

Document may be exported to any format odt / pdf.

Even one can comment and have discussion there.

Wiki may be other option.

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hsrai
R. van Twisk wrote
I have never worked on google docs, so i cannot comment on that.

<snip>

So, I am all for using Google docs and it would even be better if we could generate HTML from it.
In that case, you can try with link below. I have uploaded copy of manual, and anyone (even without Google account) can contribute.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2KtjpkIy9jKRmctNGNqU1p4YTQ/edit?usp=sharing

doc to html or pdf to html is possible.

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hsrai
hsrai wrote
In that case, you can try with link below. I have uploaded copy of manual, and anyone (even without Google account) can contribute.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2KtjpkIy9jKRmctNGNqU1p4YTQ/edit?usp=sharing
Try following link in place of above / previous one.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MT8QoQs9uPYRRPRMeWStaMpFzK8Dzmd-imkjmyqep8s/edit?usp=sharing

With this you can download pdf, html, doc, odt.

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R. van Twisk
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Rai,

be careful with enable contributions on these documents, 
spam can very easily be added then, same happened with the wiki.

I could open the document just fine.


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R. van Twisk wrote
I have never worked on google docs, so i cannot comment on that.

<snip>

So, I am all for using Google docs and it would even be better if we could generate HTML from it.
In that case, you can try with link below. I have uploaded copy of manual, and anyone (even without Google account) can contribute.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2KtjpkIy9jKRmctNGNqU1p4YTQ/edit?usp=sharing

doc to html or pdf to html is possible.

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Re: LibreCAD User Manual New Content 2/14/13

hsrai
R. van Twisk wrote
be careful with enable contributions on these documents,
spam can very easily be added then, same happened with the wiki.

I could open the document just fine.
It was just to show the capability of tool. Can I disable this link, and edit access will be only to few, on their email basis, rest can only read and comment.

Give me your (of who are interested in contributing this book) email offline at hardeep [DOT] rai [AT] gmail [DOT] com

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hsrai
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hsrai wrote
Found it "Hard Formatted", that mean we can not create "Table of Contents" from it, and look will also be bad, export to many other format will be problem. So, I started changing that. For the time being, I will not correct/add content, but try to improve format, structure of document.

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Re: LibreCAD User Manual New Content 2/14/13

sp1der
Hi Rai
Google docs is definitely the way to go, we should forget about the wiki.

What do you mean you cannot insert table of contents?
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hsrai
c..t wrote
Google docs is definitely the way to go, we should forget about the wiki.

What do you mean you cannot insert table of contents?
See it, as published on Internet at:

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MT8QoQs9uPYRRPRMeWStaMpFzK8Dzmd-imkjmyqep8s/pub

To create "Table of Content" (ToC) automatically, we need to use style, mean we need use H1, H2, H3 for Chapter Heading, Main heading, Sub-heading and so on, which were not there. I have made that, so you can see ToC, there.

We should never use Hard Formatting, we should always use Style.

@ BoB,

Please see organisation, if I did something wrong, change it, then refresh ToC, and see it is as per your objectives / goal and design.

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Re: LibreCAD User Manual New Content 2/14/13

umbauwfb
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Hello Bob,
first thanks for all the activities and the knowhow you put into this project! I saw your videos on YouTube, I saw your manual and I see the discussion and all your work here. Chapeau!

I have a problem because I miss (or do not find) a command in LibreCAD. Hopefully you can help!

I am a machine knitter and am member of a machine knitting group at Yahoo! I plan all my garments with CAD and want to introduce LibreCAD as CAD-Software to the group.

I plan with autocad, but autocad is too expensive for all the group members. So I searched for a free solution and found LibreCAD. I have checked LibreCAD the recent days and found it has generally the ability to do all the needed steps. Perfekt!!

Just miss one thing: with command "scale" you can scale entities with ONE factor in "X" and "Y" dimension. We would need TWO factors: One factor for "X" and one factor for "Y".

The diffficulty comes with the pattern. We have standard patterns and create new patterns. Patterns rough said are a block of black and white cells in a distinct adjustment. It is no difficulty to draw a pattern, build a block and multi-copy it into the garment.

The difficulty comes with the differnt wools and tensions that produce different big meshs (cells). So we have to draw the pattern always new from zero because we cannot scale the mother-pattern from e.g. 1x1mm cells to e.g. 2.456mmx4.328mm cells which is needed for the distinct wool of a project.

This makes the work very uncomfortable and hard. I hope very much that you have a solution for us!

Thanks in advance
Harry, Lueneburg, Germany

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Re: LibreCAD User Manual New Content 2/14/13

cranky
umbauwfb wrote
Just miss one thing: with command "scale" you can scale entities with ONE factor in "X" and "Y" dimension. We would need TWO factors: One factor for "X" and one factor for "Y".
Can this not be done with the options in the 'Scaling Options' dialog?

You can enter independent X and Y scale factors here.




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umbauwfb

First thanks for your answer,

 

have you a different version of LibreCAD?

 

Please see my scale-window attached

 

Best regards

Harry, Lueneburg, Germany

 

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umbauwfb wrote

Just miss one thing: with command "scale" you can scale entities with ONE factor in "X" and "Y" dimension. We would need TWO factors: One factor for "X" and one factor for "Y".

Can this not be done with the options in the 'Scaling Options' dialog?

You can enter independent X and Y scale factors here.






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cranky
umbauwfb wrote
have you a different version of LibreCAD?
Currently I am using the latest release, see here:

http://librecad.org/cms/home/get-help/forum.html
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umbauwfb

Do you use version

 

2.0.0rc1

modified 2013-06-09

 

or

 

1.0.3

modified 2013-05-08

 

 

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umbauwfb wrote

have you a different version of LibreCAD?

Currently I am using the latest release, see here:

http://librecad.org/cms/home/get-help/forum.html


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hsrai
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umbauwfb wrote
have you a different version of LibreCAD?
I used:

Version: master
SCM Revision: 2.0.0beta1-137-gf26a9af
Compiled on: Apr 4 2013

have different scale in X and Y direction.
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umbauwfb

Thanks for your help,

 

problem is solved!

 

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umbauwfb wrote

have you a different version of LibreCAD?

I used:

Version: master
SCM Revision: 2.0.0beta1-137-gf26a9af
Compiled on: Apr 4 2013

have different scale in X and Y direction.

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