Draft it Help

Available in: FREE, Plus, Pro Architectural

The following is a list of the shortcut keys available in Draft it.

 

Key

What does it do?

How do I use it?

f7 button

Switch on Snap mode

Press F7 to switch the Snap mode on in order to snap to End, Intersection and Perpendicular points etc.

f8 button

Switch on XY mode

Press F8 to switch the XY mode on in order to place items using X and Y coordinates.

f9 button

Switch on Polar mode

Press F9 to switch the Polar mode on in order to place items using Distance and Angle coordinates.

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Enter Direction and distance

Press one of the arrow keys to specify the direction of the next point, and enter the distance into the dialog box.

r key

Use existing point as point of reference

Hold the cursor over an existing point (End, Intersection etc.) and press the R key to use the Snap point as a point of reference when placing a new point. Snap mode must first be enabled.

x key

Snap to X coordinate

Hold the cursor over an existing point (End, Intersection etc.) and press the X key to fix the new point to the X coordinate of the existing point. Snap mode must first be enabled.

y key

Snap to Y coordinate

Hold the cursor over an existing point (End, Intersection etc.) and press the Y key to fix the new point to the Y coordinate of the existing point. Snap mode must first be enabled.

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Force snap

When in Snap mode, press either the E, M, P or T key to automatically snap to an End, Middle, Perpendicular or Tangent point respectively.

shift key

Draw straight line

Hold down the Shift key to force the angle. As you move the cursor it will be restricted to drawing lines at 0°, 45°, 90°, 135°, 180° etc.

control key

Select multiple items

Hold down the Ctrl key while left clicking on items to select multiple items.

delete key

Delete one or multiple items

Press the Delete key to delete items you have selected.

escape key

Cancel the current action

Press the Escape KEY to cancel the current action.

This following feature is only available in :   Architectural Only

tab key

Toggle the dynamic measurement position of Windows, Doors & Openings

When placing Windows, Doors or Openings press the Tab key to change the side the measurement is taken from.