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Draft it Help System

The complete Help system for Draft it is available on these pages.

How To The Program Interface
File Menu The Ribbon
Architectural Ribbon Page Draw Ribbon Page Modify Ribbon Page Settings Ribbon Page Views & Zoom Ribbon Page Command Specific Ribbons Minimise/Expand the Ribbon
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Available in: FREE, Plus, Pro, Architectural

The 'Relative' keyboard snap feature allows a quick and easy way to specify co-ordinate positions relative to existing geometry. The 'End' keyboard snap allows a quick and easy way select the 'End' point of an existing entity.

To use this feature simply position the cursor over an entity e.g. a line, and hit the e key key. Draft it now sets this point as the currently selected point. If a dynamic line was previously attached to the cursor this also attaches to this endpoint. If you are happy with the point selected click anywhere in the drawing area to accept.

Alternatively you can hit the r key key to define a position Relative to this point, or hit ' x key y key to select the X or Y values of this point.

Use any of the following keyboard snaps ( End, Mid, Perpendicular and Tangential) to cancel the point selection if the cursor is in 'free space' or select another point if it is over an entity.

Use of these keyboard snaps also automatically switches to the Snap snap mode button input mode.