Cadlogic animated people and objects logo

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
T2 Part 4

Available in: FREE, Plus, PRO & Architectural

Lets add the first door. Use Zoom Window zoom window button to close in on the right hand door shown here.

door closed outline

The rectangle we will draw first is shown dotted.

Select the Rectangle button rectangle button and click on the 'End' point at P1 as the 1st rectangle corner. Now using Direct Input type '50' and press enter key (this is the X value), now type ,'-910' and enter key (this is the Y value). The rectangle (our door) is drawn.

Now we will rotate this door. The Rotate command cannot be selected until we have highlighted the entities to rotate. Click and hold the mouse button down at P3 then drag down and right to P4 (a solid line box is drawn as you move the cursor) and release the mouse button. This will have selected all items completely inside the box (the entity handles are displayed) i.e the door we are about to rotate.

Select the Rotate button rotate button and the prompt reads:

Give Point To Rotate About:

Select the 'End' point at P5 and the prompt reads:

Give Reference Point To Rotate:

Select the 'End' point at P1 and the prompt reads:

Give Point To Rotate To:

The polar input mode is automatically switched on so drag the cursor to the left until the dimension reads 45° then click to accept.

The entity handles are still displayed so click in free space to release them.

Now use the Arc command arc button to draw the arc shown below. Click the centre point (P1). Make sure the Snap input option (f7 key) is set, the Start point is P2 and the End Point is P3.

door swing geometry