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Paste Along Entity Tool - some practical use examples

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:10 pm
by Clive
Following on from this thread: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=3234

The new 'Paste Along Entity' tool is now available in QCAD pro

Accessed from - Main Menu > Edit > Paste Along Entity

Here is just one of many examples of where this tool is going to help. Using QCAD, CNC Router machine I can design and make a chair seat ready for traditional hand caning (Victorian 6 way pattern).

Here I have used the ' Paste Along Entity' tool to place 80 evenly spaced centre points ready for drilling accurate precise holes ready for hand-caning.The holes in the back corners I will take out!
Drafting out the centre points for the cane holes normally would have taken quite a bit of effort in the past .. but now it is easily done very quickly using this new tool.
Chair Cane Seat Design.png
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This tool will help QCAD users design and make projects in Craft/Hobbies, Engineering, Woodworking, Landscape design (think space planning for planting arrangements :wink: ) and many more.

Please feel free to share any other ideas or indeed anything you design or make where this tool has helped.