l am looking for experienced personal help via phone to eliminate the back and forth messages as a means to get this done promptly. l have cadd drafting experience, understand the process and concept, just not this Librecad program.
The setup help includes an A4 template, drawing to scale and printing to scale. l'm willing to make it worth your time if necessary.
I did right click to save the files on my Windows OS, and was surprised that it saved as a text document with a .dxf extension, then opened in Librecad. This is all new to me.
THANK YOU! THESE TWO TEMPLATES LOOK GREAT!
I printed out the letter sized file and there was a problem. The right hand and bottom borders did not show and were cut off of the print-out. I did not want to use the "fit to page" option, because I figured it would affect the actual scale size, which will be used to match the part with.
I am out of legal sized paper, so I can't check this out at the moment.
This is a bug when printing in Windows. It does not happen with Linux. It seems to have to do with the printable area margins of your printer.
There are two workarounds:
Manually shift the sheet under the drawing in Print Preview to compensate the offset. In my own templates I have placed a dot at the upper left corner as a mark.
Or export to pdf first, from Print Preview, and then print the pdf.
When you click on the dimension small blue squares (handles) appear. You can grab the handle at the dimension text with the mouse and pull it to any desired position.
Attention: if you change anything at the dimension settings in Drawing Preferences everything will bounce back to the original position.
You do not realize how much you have helped me thus far. It is so much easier to have someone's help than me having to waste time searching and watching videos just to get a simple answer. If you want, lunch or dinner is on me at your request to show my appreciation. :)
Here is another simple problem I'm dealing with... How do I break and then continue an extension line that crosses over another extension line?
-break and then continue an extension line- not implemented.
You could use Fixed Length for extension lines to avoid them crossing, but that's a standard only with architectural drawings.
A bit a tedious workaround is to produce a small patch of a solid hatch in a colour of nearly white, just one rgb value off. You can select this with "custom" colour. It will not be visible but appear as white on the print out. If you use pure white/black it would appear black. Place it at the intersection and with Tools - Modify - Order push it between the two extension lines.
This trick is also useful when you want to place text within a hatched area.
Thanks again. Yes, I know about the manual. Most of my problems were not specifically covered as the manual seems to explain only how to use the software, etc.. Not for troubleshooting when something does not work as instructed.
For instance, I spent a week with the dimensioning difficulty that was not covered anywhere that I could find, not even on third party help and videos. Come to find out, apparently it was a bad install. Once I gave up after wasting a week and reinstalled, the issue was resolved.
I hope that you do not give up on me, as I am making exceptional progress with your help. :)