Direct Input is a quick and easy way to construct geometry. There are no buttons to click or input boxes to click into before entering values. How does this work?
Well as soon as a numeric key is pressed Draft it understands that you want to enter numeric data and alters the input method.You can type co-ordinate data regardless of the
i.e. whether Snap,
is the current method. When a numeric key is pressed a small input box appears next to the cursor, when the
key is pressed this value is accepted as the first value or in some cases (
Scale Factor) the only value required.
There is no need to click and type into the input boxes displayed e.g.
X, Y Input shown here,
although you can still use this method if you wish.
For example when ready to indicate the second end point of a line. As soon as the first numeric key is pressed a
mode** is automatically selected. The first value entered here is the X value* so press
when the value is complete and then locked. Now type in the second value and press the
key (this is the Y value). That's it, the point is set.
So for example when drawing line and the start point has been picked you can simply type the co-ordinates of the next point.
** Except when Polar
is the current mode, in which case the first value entered is the distance.
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