Use this procedure to draw a sketch using the keyboard instead of the mouse.
Entering Feet and Inches
When your Measurement setting is
Standard (Feet Inches), you can use the following keyboard options:
TABkey to specify inches after you enter feet. For example:
6 TAB 8 = 6 ft. 8 inches.
TABkey along with the forward slash key (/) for fractions of an inch. For example:
6 TAB 8 TAB 1 / 2 = 6 ft. 8 1/2 inches
6 TAB 8.5 = 6 ft. 8 1/2 inches
Note After entering measurements for a line, you must press
ENTER to anchor the line and start another line.
If you need to advance once grid square at a time as you draw, the grid option must be turned on in the Grid toolbar at the bottom of the Sketch Pad window.
Note A green circle is displayed after you click the starting point.
The length of the wall is displayed.
ENTERonce to anchor the wall.
8 R 45 ENTER = 8 ft. line to the right at 45 degrees
You can also use the rise over run method. For example:
2 U 2 R = 3 ft. line to the right at 45 degrees, where U stands for "up."
Note To advance one grid square at a time, press and hold the
SHIFT key while pressing the appropriate arrow key repeatedly as required.
Ato automatically draw the wall and close the area.
Note You can re-select the point if it is not activated by left-clicking it or pressing
Example: 30 x 10 foot rectangle
30and then select the right arrow. Press
10and then select the down arrow. Press
30and then select the left arrow. Press
10and then select the up arrow. Press