New Quick Pan Feature

New Feature in 7.0.2

The ability to Pan has been improved in PowerCADD v7.02 with the addition Quick Pan.

Requirements

PowerCADD v7.0.2 or newer



Background

PowerCADD v7.0.2 builds on the previous Pan tool to now allow for Quick Pan. In effect, Quick Pan temporarily disables or modified the redraw the following items to screen:

  • Hatch Patterns
  • Opacity? effects
  • Shadows
  • Text is Greeked (turned to gray boxes)

What To Do

There are two methods to enable Quick Pan which we'll describe here.

Option 1: Selecting the Pan Tool.
To enable Quick Pan do this:

  1. Choose the Pan tool from the Tool Palette
  2. Press Option as you drag the Pan icon on the screen
  3. Observe: some items are not rendered to screen as you pan through the drawing but all primary drawing objects are there for navigation context
  4. Release Option to restore the screen redraw to it's normal state

Option 2: Interactive Pan when another tool is selected
To enable Quick Pan do this:

  1. With any drawing tool selected, press Option + Space Bar
  2. The Pan tool is temporarily activated.
  3. Drag the mouse to pan in the drawing
  4. Observe: some items are not rendered to screen as you pan through the drawing but all primary drawing objects are there for navigation context
  5. Release Option to restore the screen redraw to it's normal state and your previous tool selection is restored

What we'd like to see:
We'd like to see this same Quick Pan technology applied to all the various methods of Panning and Scrolling available in PowerCADD as described in the manual and in this article on our website.

We hope that helps
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