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#1 Guest_Ryan_*

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Posted 30 March 2022 - 10:57 AM

I'm looking into switching to SoftPlan and have been messing with the trial version and have a question on walls.  Is there a way to input wall measurements when laying out the exterior footprint, as well as angled walls with continuity?  I know the F12 button changes the ortho mode but am curious if there is an easier way.  TIA!!



#2 Keith Almond

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Posted 30 March 2022 - 03:52 PM

Yes, using distances and arrow keys ...

 

For example a 5'-0" x 5'-0" box can be drawn with lines (or walls) by using the following keystrokes:

 

L (line) HOME 60 → HOME 60 ↑ HOME 60 ← HOME 60 ↓ HOME ESC (or you can use 5- (5') instead of 60)

 

See also this thread ...https://softplan.com...imension-entry/


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#3 Harlon Suttle

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Posted 30 March 2022 - 04:52 PM

Lot's of ways to skin this cat, for me, I get it close by looking at the tool bar were the distance shows, then after the walls are all drawn, I dimension each and adjust, there is also a grid tool that you can turn on and off...a key board short cut custom key makes quick work of turning on/off the grid, and then there is the keyboard arrows that you can entry a direction after you input the distance you want to travel, then you can draw half the walls of a symmetrical layout, use copy block, copy and then flip....plus ....well, you get the idea...SP looks like a simple program and is very easy to use, but OMG there are so many ways to get things done...I have been a SP user for 20 years and have tons to learn...I try new tools or a new idea someone on here has done, man some of these folks are GOOOD....this forum is a great place to hangout and learn from really great talent...Enjoy and hope to see ya again ....
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Posted 30 March 2022 - 05:26 PM

 see https://www.youtube....h?v=acWQk6dxu28



#5 Harlon Suttle

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Posted 02 April 2022 - 09:53 AM

Also forgot to memntion the training videos on SP's home page on their website....some gold nuggets there....

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#6 Lane De Muro

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Posted 08 April 2022 - 05:33 PM

I'm looking into switching to SoftPlan and have been messing with the trial version and have a question on walls.  Is there a way to input wall measurements when laying out the exterior footprint, as well as angled walls with continuity?  I know the F12 button changes the ortho mode but am curious if there is an easier way.  TIA!!

Just curious, what are you using now?


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Windows 10 on a Dell something or other which works  but should be replaced.




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