Pen Tool
  • 23 Apr 2024
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Pen Tool

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The Pen Tool is commonly used to re-draw walls or other parts of the Plan that don't need to have totals added to Measurements or Quantities.

💡Using an iPad or Tablet?

Drawing Pen Lines

💡Moving around the Plan

While using the Pen Tool, hold SPACE to pan around the Plan

Straighten Lines

  1. Click Pen Tool
  2. Click, hold and drag to draw the line
    Hold SHIFT to draw a straight line
  3. Repeat for additional lines
  4. Click Done

Drawing Pen - Straighten V1


  1. Click Pen Tool
  2. Click Straighten Lines, then click Freehand
  3. Click, hold and drag to draw the line
    Hold SHIFT to draw a straight line
  4. Repeat for additional lines
  5. Click Done

Drawing Pen - freehand V1

Editing Pen lines

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

  1. Press ESC
    Zoom in on the Pen line to select
  2. Select the Pen line on the Plan
    • To move: Click, hold and drag
    • To move several items at once, use the Select Tool
  3. Click Actions to:
  4. Click Settings to:
    • Change the Line Colour, Line Width, Opacity %, Highlight, Solid
  5. Click Save
    To Cancel the changes click Cancel
💡 To restore Deleted Pen lines
  • Hold CTRL/Command ⌘ and press Z or
  • Click Undo before leaving the Plan

Editing Pen Tool 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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