This guide is for SHOTPlus™ version 6 only.
This knowledge base article explains how the 45° functionality for drawing tools works in SHOTPlus™.
45° functionality works when using the following tools:
- 3D Polyline tool;
- 3D Polygon tool;
- Measurement tool; and
- Dimension tool.
The 45° functionality allows users to draw lines that are positioned relative to existing lines at 45° increments. This can be used to:
- Draw new lines, relative to a line from an existing entity; or
- Draw new lines, relative to a line from the same entity.
Relative to an Existing Entity
To draw a line at 45° increments, relative to a line that's part of an existing entity:
- Select the shape or line to reference.
- Select the appropriate drawing tool.
- Hover the mouse over a highlighted point on the selected line or shape until the mouse cursor-cross is emboldened.
- Click to begin drawing the line at this point.
- Press and hold C on the keyboard.
- The line being drawn will now be locked at 45° angles, relative to the line where the selected point originated.
Relative to the Same Entity
To draw a line at 45° increments relative to a line that's part of the same entity:
- Select the appropriate drawing tool (this functionality is limited to the 3D Polyline and 3D Polygon tools).
- Draw at least one complete line consisting of two points.
- Press and Hold C on the keyboard.
- The line being drawn will now be locked at 45° angles, relative to the last completed line segment.