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Draft it Help System

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

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How to Enter Calculations

Available in: Plus, Pro Architectural

There are a number of supported methods for entering sizes (X&Y values, angles, lengths, offset values etc.) :-

Direct Input, X, Y, Polar, Distance, Scale Factor, Arrow Key Input

All of these allow for the entry of actual numeric values or a calculation where on entry the resulting value of the calculation is used.
For example you may enter '2+2' or '8/2' or '28/2-10' rather than the answer '4'. Obviously for simpler sums you may choose to just enter the calculated value but the calculations can contain a number of terms and the following operators are supported: +, -, *, /, ^, ( ), SIN, COS, TAN, ASIN, ACOS, ATAN, LN, EXP, SQR.
The following is an list shows examples of the entry format.

Calculation Entered Value Calculated and Used**
29.2+3.8-9.5 23.5
6.35*3+50 69.05
COS(30)*20 17.32
20*SIN(30) 10
SQR(40) 6.32
3^3+20/4 32

** Rounded to 2 decimal places in some cases Note: Retail Planner 2.0Draft it uses the rule of 'Bodmas' when for this function i.e. brackets first, then division, then multiplication, then addition and subtraction.