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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
System Toolbar Quick Access Toolbar Command Window Drawing Tabs Layout Explorer Properties Explorer Referenced Drawings Status Bar Symbol Library Explorer

Available in: FREE, Plus, PRO & Architectural

The Display Settings command Display settings button displays the following dialog box.

Display settings dialog box

The options to set here are:

Graphics Driver, Set as either DirectX, OpenGL, GDI

The Background Colour can be set as either black, white, dark grey or light grey.

The display of Show Snap Captions can be toggled ON and OFF. When switched ON an abbreviated snap description is placed next to the cursor i.e. 'End' for Endpoint. A full list of these abbreviations can be found on the snap topic page.

The display of Show Entity Tool Tip can be toggled ON and OFF. When switched ON a tool tip information box is displayed on a entity after pausing the cursor momentarily.

The display of Sheet Border can be toggled ON and OFF. When switched ON a rectangle representing the current sheet size is displayed as a guide to the size of your selected drawing page, you must make sure that your print settings is set accordingly to achieve the desired print.

The Entity Selection Limit sets a maximum number of entities that can be selected before the entity handle display is switched off. On selection of lots of entities it is possible that the system can slow down due to the drawing of all of the entity handles. You can set this value to suit your system capabilities. If this entity limit is exceeded the handles will not be displayed, however the entities would still be selected and highlighted.

The Properties Selection Limit sets a maximum number of entities that can b selected before the Properties Explorer stops displaying any 'like' properties of the selected entities.

Mouse Wheel Zoom Factor, Increase or decrease the zoom in/out factor in relation to mouse zoom wheel graduations.