polygon properties?

Discussion in 'AutoSketch' started by eldon, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. eldon

    eldon Guest

    AS-9 I am using the Building Wizard for simple footprints. My problem is with the polygon property, all of my exterior wall dimensions are being measured from the center of the polygon (6" wall). I need measurements displayed from the outside to outside of these walls. Thank you.
     
    eldon, Jan 29, 2005
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  2. eldon

    Paul Jackson Guest

    Hello

    The building wizard isn't much use for proper drawings of houses.

    You are better of using standard commands. Using [R]elative snap and Offset
    command to draw lines both sides of the wall. Try Draw>Line Double.

    Paul

    is with the polygon property, all of my exterior wall dimensions are being
    measured from the center of the polygon (6" wall). I need measurements
    displayed from the outside to outside of these walls. Thank you.
     
    Paul Jackson, Feb 2, 2005
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  3. eldon

    Gadget Guest

    You could use the "double line" tool, but you are restricted to using the "relative" dialogue to get accurate lines from the start.

    Better to draw the exterior walls as a single line, then use the 'trim join' command to join all the lines into the one poly-line shape. This means that if you now 'offset' it by your 6" for the wall thickness, it will put it inside and you won't have to mess about with trimming at corners.

    Use the 'trim chanel' and 'trim break' commands to chop away openings for doors & windows.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Gadget, Feb 2, 2005
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