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    Quote Originally Posted by bjenk8100 View Post
    ill double check tomorrow. almost positive there is no object tracking in lite. it has tracking after you start to draw but you cannot drag off something that tracks off of that to start at an exact level. I use a large crosshair but using that to line up to something away from where you are is not exact. Then applying dimensions would not be exact which is maybe one of the first things i learned, draw everything to scale or it will eat you alive later.
    Not having object snap tracking or Polar Tracking is not a LT thing. If it existed for either version in 2005, it is in both full and LT. I have only been using LT since 1995 so I am too young to remember that far back. I'm only 67. To remove any doubt, run the command DSETTINGS to see if you have the Polar Tracking and Object Snap tabs on the dialog. You do have the Object Snaps selected properly and turned on, right? How tracking works depends on which snaps are activated.

    Someone mentioned dynamic input. That was introduced in 2007. (maybe 2006).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjenk8100 View Post
    yes, that is my exact thinking. I just cant believe that object tracking is not in lite. That just sux. And yes 2005. I learned from 2009-14 but this company uses 2005 lite. Drawings are not super hard but you have to do crap like you mentioned. You cant even trim multiple lines. Thanks for your reply though. I think that probably is the only way. This company has five users. Upgrading to regular autocad would be impossible to convince this old owner.
    Tell your boss that a single seat license for 2015 LT only costs $45.00 per month on subscription and will probably be less per seat for multiples. I figure if he can't afford that, he's doing more wrong than just being cheap on software.
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    Just to clear it up. From looking at a screen shot of AutoCAD 2005 LT, there is Polar Tracking and Object Snap but not Object Snap Tracking.
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    Object Tracking was introduced in R14, and not R2014 but R14.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkent View Post
    Object Tracking was introduced in R14, and not R2014 but R14.
    There is no Object Tracking. It's Polar Tracking that was introduced before 2005. The OP is asking about Object Snap Tracking which is different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDraw View Post
    There is no Object Tracking. It's Polar Tracking that was introduced before 2005. The OP is asking about Object Snap Tracking which is different.
    I'm surprised to learn this, but everything I've found also indicates that LT did not have OSnap Tracking at that time.

    "From" Osnap is still one of my favorites to begin drawing at a known distance from existing geometry.

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    I guess what we are referring to as Object Tracking is actually meant to describe Object Snap tracking because Object Snap Tracking is what I am thinking when I say Object Tracking. Object Tracking as an AutoCad noun does not exist.

    If polar tracking is available in 2005 why can't it work for this as long as the angles of 180 and 90 are in the tracking angles used?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDraw View Post
    BTW, you can trim multiple objects. What exactly are you trying to accomplish? I'm sure there is a way.
    You can use 'F' For fence while trim or any other command is active and you have to select multiple objects in one line. This was present even in 2013 when I started, but it was never listed in options of object selection, so many does not know about it.
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    Object Snap Tracking has been refered to as Object Tracking by many people for a while now so while it may not be an official Autodesk term it is one that has come into general usage by many. A quick search on the web will confirm. Also, I have a book by Ralph Grabowski and in his book he uses Object Tracking to mean Object Snap Tracking.

    I opened AutoCAD 2002 and the OTRACK button is there, so although I am unable to determine when it was introduced I can confirm it was in the program that far back.
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    http://www.hyperpics.com/downloads/r...ence_R2002.pdf

    Verifies it was available in 2002. I cannot verify that it was/was not available in LT.
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