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mustangbill
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help needed

Postby mustangbill » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:02 pm

does anyone know if within torchmate cad how to specify an easy way to draw 5, 6, and 8 sided geometric shapes to specific side lengths, I am having a hard time doing it so that it is all equal any guidance would be appreciated

thanks mustangbill

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kb3gun
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Re: help needed

Postby kb3gun » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:44 pm

I'll have to look at the software when I get home. For now, if it only asks for diameter, the radius will = the side length. Diameter is the Radius squared

Here is a cool calculator:
http://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculato ... olygon.php

Choose how many sides (n)
Choose a unit (Inch, meter, etc)
How long you want each side to be (a)
Press the calculate button.
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Re: help needed

Postby Gamelord » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:46 pm

I do all my drawings in Corel and then import it into Torchmate. I know there is a shape feature in Torchmate but to be honest, I have never used it. It takes just a couple seconds to do it in Corel.
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