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Creating Paper Snowflakes with DraftSight
With the holiday season upon us, why not use DraftSight to create some of your festive decorations. Watch this video and see how you can create paper snowflakes using DraftSight.

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Appending a Line Segment
To append a line segment to an existing line or arc: Click Draw > Line (or type Line). Press Enter. The appended continuation line attaches to the end of last Line or arc that you drew. Click a point to define the appended line segment and press Enter.

Temporary Esnap Override
When creating your geometry, there may be a need to use a temporary esnap override. The easiest way to do this is to hold the SHIFT key down and press the right mouse button. This will bring up the menu of Esnap options. Choose the one that you need, and continue working.

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