Square Tool
  • 23 Apr 2024
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Square Tool

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Article summary

The Square Tool adds rectangles and squares to Plans. Squares drawn will not add quantities to Measurements. If quantities are required, please use Length and / or Area Tools.

💡Using an iPad or Tablet?

Drawing Squares

  1. Click the Shapes Tools
  2. Click the Square Tool
  3. Click and release on one corner to start
    Move the cursor to the diagonal corner
    Hold SHIFT to draw a proportioned Square
  4. Click and release to complete the Square
  5. Repeat for additional Squares
  6. Click Done

Drawing Square V1

Editing Squares

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

  1. Press ESC
    Zoom in on the Square to select
  2. Select the Square on the Plan
    • To move: Click, hold and drag
      To move several items at once, use the Select Tool
    • To resize Squares: Click, hold and drag the blue square boxes
      Hold SHIFT to draw a proportioned Square
    • To rotate: Click, hold and drag the blue dot rotation handle
      Hold SHIFT to lock the rotation to 45º angles
  3. Click Actions to:
  4. Click Settings to:
    • Change the Line Colour, Line Opacity %, Line Style, Corner Rounding, Fill Colour, Fill Opacity %, Line Width
  5. Click Save
    To Cancel the changes click Cancel
💡 To restore a Deleted Square
  • Hold CTRL/Command ⌘ and press Z or
  • Click Undo before leaving the Plan

Editing Square Tool

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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