IP-S3: Basic Training - Creating CAD Primitives

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Creating CAD Primitives

  • Within the Workspace section under Primitives → Right-click on the corresponding primitive to create and select:
     
    • Draw Point…
    • Draw Distance…
    • Draw Polyline…
    • Draw Polygon…
       
  • Once selected, place cursor on the object to be measured / created, then left-click while holding down the Ctrl key to create.

Points

  • Within the Workspace section under Primitives → Right-click on Points and select Draw Point…
  • In the Main View Window, place the cursor on the scan point desired, and then left-click while holding down the Ctrl key to create the CAD point primitive.  Repeat step for creating additional points. 
    • The software will create default point names like <Point-001>, <Point-002> and will increase for each measurement.  

Measure Distance

  •  Within the Workspace section under Primitives → Right-click on Distances and select Draw Distance…
  • In the Main View Window, place the cursor on the scan point desired, and then left-click while holding down the Ctrl key to create the first point desired to measure, then repeat the same step for selecting the second point for the distance measurement. 
    • Horizontal (green), vertical (blue) and slope (red) distances are all indicated as reference

Polyline

  • Within the Workspace section under Primitives → Right-click on Polyline and select Draw Polyline…
  • In the Main View Window, place the cursor on the scan point you want to draw a polyline, then left-click while holding down the Ctrl key to create the vertex of the polyline.  Repeat step for creating additional vertex points for the polyline.
  • To confirm / end a polyline, right-click it while holding down the Ctrl key, or by pressing Esc.
  • To close the polyline, press the C key.

Polygon

  • Within the Workspace section under Primitives → Right-click on Polygon and select Draw Polygon…
  • In the Main View Window, place the cursor on the scan point you want to begin the polygon, then left-click while holding down the Ctrl key to create the next vertex of the polygon.  Repeat step for creating additional vertex points for the polygon.
  • To confirm / end a polyline, right-click it while holding down the Ctrl key, or by pressing Esc

Interpolate function

This function allows the user to measure a distance or create a CAD primitive without a scan point. 

  • To use select View → Interpolate or click the icon on the tool bar seen in the diagram outlined in red

Edit a Location of Point

  • Select the point from the point list or left click the point in the display screen while holding down the Ctrl key.  This will change the point will highlight to a blue color.
  • By using the left mouse button, left-drag and move the point to a new position, let go of the left mouse and press the Esc key to deselect the point.