The Lyons' Share Video Tip - GetArea Command
Do you need to calculate an area of an oddly shaped feature? Do you need to add or subtract portions of that area? Using the GetArea Command is an easy way to get the resulting area. Use this Command to calculate the area and perimeter by specifying a drawing entity or by specifying points that comprise an area to measure. Watch this video and learn how easy it is to calculate Area with DraftSight.
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Quick Zoom Fit
There are a number of productivity tools to use within DraftSight, but by far the most popular tip is how to use the scroll wheel of the mouse to zoom the drawing to fit the screen. Simply “double-click” the scroll wheel in the active graphic window, and all the geometry will fit within the drawing window.
Try using Polar Tracking instead of Ortho for drawing your horizontal and vertical lines. By using Polar Tracking, you will be able to draw lines at any point on your screen, however, your cursor will also Snap to a vertical or horizontal direction without having to use Ortho.
Webinar - Dimensioning a Drawing with DraftSight
Join us for an upcoming webinar hosted on our Facebook page to learn how to dimension a drawing with DraftSight.
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 25th, at 10:00 a.m. EDT.
Summary: Dimensioning a drawing is one of the most critical actions that a user needs to perform in any CAD product. With accurate dimensions and proper placement your drawing will be neat and easy to read, and your manufactured part will be accurate and reproducible. This webinar will focus on the available dimension functionality within DraftSight, and how to apply these dimensions to your drawing.
Reserve your webinar seat now! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. Be part of the action by posting questions during the Webinar on the DraftSight Facebook event page. To receive an invite to these webinars and others, visit us on Facebook and simply "like" the page.
System Requirements for attendees:
PC: Windows®, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer