Drawing Tools - 45° Functionality

This guide is for SHOTPlus™ version 6 only.

Summary

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.

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The 45° functionality allows users to draw lines that are positioned relative to existing lines at 45° increments. This can be used to:

  1. Draw new lines, relative to a line from an existing entity; or
  2. 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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