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Old 16th June 2022, 02:31 AM   #1
RayH
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Default I just learnt to make blueprints..

Been using this for over two years and was always puzzled that there is no import JPG background capability.

A light suddenly went on!

Make a flat surface, texture it with a scale drawing. To scale it correctly make some proper length axis lines.

Here I show just one side elevation but it's just a duplicate to do plan and elevation. I also made surface type 2S so I can switch left to right and can obviously also hide the plans as I work.
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Old 17th June 2022, 06:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: I just learnt to make blueprints..

Yes, lights are bringing fun to constructing ;-))

the coloured surfaces are necessary, because of relative (not absolute) dimensions:



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Old 19th June 2022, 07:58 PM   #3
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Nicely done!
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Old 21st June 2022, 07:50 AM   #4
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Default Re: I just learnt to make blueprints..

There is a background image function on the orth window menus, but this is more versatile.


A quick tip for this - Untick File->Settings->General->Show-locked-objects-as-wireframe. Then from the Visibility panal (bottom left of UI) lock the textured blueprints. They will be visible but not selectable, and won't get in the way of your editing.
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