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Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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Graphical auxiliary tools

DraftSight includes some graphical auxiliary tools, presented next, that considerably case the process of defining points with precision. These tools are accessed by buttons located on the status bar, at the bottom of the graphical interface or by the keyboard function keys.

Note

The auxiliary tools settings can be modified in the middle of a command.

Ortho and Polar

When Ortho function (F8 key) is on, the cursor locks on the X or Y directions (normally horizontal and vertical) and the obtained points related to the previous point are orthogonally aligned.

Note

To define points that are horizontally or vertically aligned to previous points with Ortho On, we just direct the cursor to the wanted direction and type the distance. ...

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