ARES Commander QUICKMODIFY

ARES Commander QUICKMODIFY
0 comments, 22/12/2014, by , in ARES, Tutorial

Learn more about “Quickly Modifying” entities in CAD Drawing.

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Alias : QM

Modifies entities by copying, moving, rotating and scaling

ARES Commander 2015 has a beautiful command for quickly modifying and placing your drawing entities or blocks within the drawing. This command has options for copy, move, rotate and scale. You can place them at different locations with different orientation and scale. This option is available in Drafting and Annotation workspace > Home tab > Modify panel > Copydrop down OR Classic Default workspace > Modify Menu bar >

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 ARES offers a unique option to specify a new base point in between copying.

You have to specify a base point for picking and placing the entity. Once you specify the base point you can perform the required operation.

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Below is the sequence for executing the command: Quick Modify

  1. You can execute the copy, move, rotate, scale tool from the following location within ARES
    Ribbon Tab: Drafting and Annotation workspace > Home tab > Modify panel > Copydrop down Or alternatively type QUICKMODIFY ( Alias QM ) on the command line.
  2. You can pick the entity or block to modify and press Enter.
  3. You should specify a base point. Base point will be highlighted and entity will be under selection

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4. On the command line choose copy (press c and enter) from the following options…..
[Options: Base, Copy, Move, Rotate, Scale, Undo or eXit]

5. Click to place a copy down at a new location and press enter to finish the copy command. (Notice the copy is highlighted and the command line is ready for a new option).

@    You can use the Base sub-option [Options: Base, eXit, Undo or] to specify a new base point in between copying. Specify Exit to finish copying.

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  1. At the command prompt [Base, Copy, Move, Rotate, Scale, Undo or eXit] press r (rotate) and enter. Specify a rotation angle that suites your needs and press enter. (Notice the copy has been rotated and is still highlighted).
  2. At the command prompt [Base, Copy, Move, Rotate, Scale, Undo or eXit] press m (move) and enter. Move the object into place and press enter to finish the MOCORO command.
  3. The base point of an object can be changed at any point during the command by typing b (Base) and enter from the command line prompt… [Base, Copy, Move, Rotate, Scale,Undo or eXit]
  4. You can repeat the previous step to perform more modifications.
  5. Specify Exit to end the loop of repeated operations.

Reason I like this feature:

-: QuickModify feature is available in ARES commander 2015, the reason I like this feature because it gives user a flexibility to apply multiple options in one command like copy, move, rotate and scale on selection set. ARES offers a unique feature ( Base point in copy option ) that will help user to copy the same selection set with different base point.

Reason I think it can improve the experience of the users:

-: This feature will definitely increase your productivity in following cases:

  • When same entity / group is required at many places in drawing at different angle / different scale.
  • When same block is required at many places in drawing with different base point.
  • When user wants to create a copy of the entity with different scale and different angle.
  • When user wants to move the entity with different scale and change the angle also.
  • When user wants to scale and change the angle of the entity.

I am sure you will find this tool very useful. Feel free to post your experience and queries.

You can download the ARES Commander edition fromhttp://www.graebert.com/download/ares-commander-edition

ARES Commander is a product from Graebert GmbH.  Graebert GmbH is a leading developer of custom CAD software, solutions and services and has over 30 years of technology expertise…

 

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I am working as a Specification Writer in a CAD software development company Graebert GmbH. I am a graduate Mechanical Engineer from Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi, India followed by double MBA in Operations and International Marketing. I am using CAD software since 1997. I occasionally write for CAD tips and tricks. I am AutoCAD 2013 certified professional.

About Amit Kumar

I am working as a Specification Writer in a CAD software development company Graebert GmbH. I am a graduate Mechanical Engineer from Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi, India followed by double MBA in Operations and International Marketing. I am using CAD software since 1997. I occasionally write for CAD tips and tricks. I am AutoCAD 2013 certified professional.