Arc Tool
  • 23 Apr 2024
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Arc Tool

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Article Summary

The Arc Tool is frequently used to draw circuitry. Arcs drawn will not add quantities to Lengths. To quantify and display the linear metres on a Plan, please use the Length Tool in Curve Mode.

💡Using an iPad or Tablet?

Drawing Arcs

Automatic Arcs

  1. Click Arc Tool
  2. Click start point
    Groundplan automatically adds the Arc peak
  3. Click on the next point
  4. Repeat for additional points
  5. Double-click to finish
  6. Click Done
💡Enabling the Snap Tool

Enable the Snap to Objects Tool while drawing an Arc to Snap to a PDF element on the Plan easily
Eg. Walls or cupboards

Drawing Arc - automatic

Manual Arcs

  1. Click Arc Tool
  2. If required click Automatic Arcs, then click Manual Arcs
  3. Click start point
  4. Click to create the Arc peak
    Creating the Arc peak between the points
  5. Click the next point
  6. Repeat the click to create Arc peaks between points as required
  7. Double-click to finish
  8. Click Done

Drawing Arc - manual

Editing Arcs

The Settings modal remains open during Editing and requires a click to close once editing is complete.

  1. Press ESC
    Zoom in on the Arc to select
  2. Select the Arc on the Plan
    • To move: Click, hold and drag
      To move several items at once, use the Select Tool
    • To change the Arc shape: Click, hold and drag the blue circle / squares
  3. Click Actions to:
  4. Click Settings to:
    • Edit the Line Colour, Line Style and Line Width
  5. Click Save
    To Cancel the changes click Cancel
💡 To restore Deleted Arcs
  • Hold CTRL/Command ⌘ and press Z or
  • Click Undo before leaving the Plan

Editing Arc V1

Using an iPad or Tablet?

Click for alternate terminology.

Things to note when following the above steps:

  • Tap instead of click
  • Unless there is a keyboard attached to the device, there are no shortcut keys on an iPad or Tablet
  • Tap Done instead of pressing ESC

Navigation hints:

  • Pinch zoom
  • Tap hold and drag to pan around a Plan

Images within this article are taken from a desktop computer. Interface appearance on an iPad / Tablet devices may vary based on screen size, potentially hiding or shortening buttons to icons. For accuracy, consider using a stylus, Apple pencil or mouse.

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