Creates reference geometry to automatically align a block during insertion.
Accessing the Command
command bar: referencecurves
You are prompted:
Select reference curves [selection options (?)]: (select the entities you want to use as a reference to align the inserted block)
Entities in set: 2
Select reference curves [selection options (?)]: (select more entities or press Enter to conclude.)
2 reference curve(s) created on REFERENCE_CURVES layer.
0 entities discarded from operation.
When you select geometry to use for as a reference curve, BricsCAD creates a REFERENCE_CURVES layer (if it doesn’t already exist) and moves the selected entities to that layer.
With reference curves specified in a drawing or block definition, you can automatically align the block or drawing to relevant geometry when you insert it. The number of reference curves and the distance between them determines with which geometry it can align. As the cursor approaches relevant geometry, the block can automatically flip, offering multiple insertion options. Distances between the ends of the relevant geometry and block are displayed, enabling you to enter specific values if you wish. And, if the reference curves include gaps, relevant geometry is automatically trimmed to produce matching gaps.
You can also use reference curves to automatically align with corners. The following example includes 4 parallel reference curves and a single corner reference curve enabling the door block to align with geometry that matches the four parallel lines and single perpendicular line.
No command options.
Block - groups entities into a block (symbol), which can be reused in drawings.
CopyGuided - after selecting the entities, their relation to their reference curves will automatically guide you to inserting the copy in similar locations.
MoveGuided - after selecting the entities, their relation to their reference curves will automatically guide you to moving the entities in a similar location.