4ndrew

Adjusting walls via dimensions - inside vs. outside?

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Hey all,

 

I'd like to be able to switch the side/alignment  of the wall when drawing, and from which the dimension is being taken when I click on it to set an exact length. I don't know if there's a way to do this.

 

In the image here, I want to change the length of the wall and extend it to the right based on outside dimensions. They only show up as outside dimensions if I click on the blue wall. However, when I try this, there's no setting to tell the software the place from which I want to extend the length, so pushes everything to the left.

 

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I'd also like to be able to choose whether the wall I'm drawing aligns to the left or right edge of my drawing line. 

 

Still looking through the Help file, but haven't found a way... Is there a way to control these?

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, solver said:

Try the Reverse Layers tool.

 

Thanks Eric - Ok, that works. Would be cool if it detected where your cursor was, and based the dimensions & wall drawing from that, (or have/set a hotkey) but this will do.

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There are multiple ways of drawing and dimensioning walls.

 

Start drawing a wall, press tab and enter the exact length.

 

Open a wall and enter its length directly -- (turn on Start and End Indicators)

 

 

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Yep - I've been doing that (those)... but in order to get the correct side of the wall selected (and thereby making the alignment helper available) I have to flip the wall. Would love a hot key for that because it happens a lot.

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