|CAD System Web Site - Computer Aided Design Software|
|by Makoto Honda|
Computer-Aided Design Software
The system supports diverse and flexible methods for coordinate key-ins. The user can choose from rectangular / cylindrical / spherical coordinate systems, absolute / relative coordinates, and global / current plane systems. The currently selected modes are shown in the rightmost panes of the key-in status bar.
Whenever the user keys in values, the values entered are echoed in the key-in feedback pane next to the right of the key-in pad in the key-in status bar at the bottom of the desktop. This allows the user to confirm what the user has just typed in. For instance, the 3 values are interpreted as Radius, Angle1 and Angle2 in the spherical coordinate system.
For a coordinate key-in, a visual cue is displayed on the screen for all three coordinate system types. If the Relative mode is on (as opposed to Absolute mode), the screen shows a white dot indicating the current reference point a new relative key-in is to be measured from. Normally, the coordinate key-in is done with respect to the global coordinate system. In this CAD system, it is possible to use the current plane as the coordinate system into which to enter the coordinate values. If Current Plane is selected as the key-in mode, the current plane assumes an orange color to denote that fact.
Visual cue. ON/OFF
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