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Using angles in plans

I am using Architect 3D to plan decking. I would like to be able to input an angle into the plan but cannot find how to do so in the user manual. Is this possible?


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Hello Geoff,
thank you for posting this question on Avanquest Architect 3D forum webpage.


On the 2D plan you can rotate anything using the Rotate tool as explained on page 26 of the manual.

Using the rotate feature, you can easily spin an entity around any point. This is useful when you want to face an entity in a different direction from which it was drawn. Using the Rotate Tool, you can freely rotate the selection, or you can specify the exact amount of rotation, using the Rotate dialog box. Selections are rotated around their center point.


To freely rotate an entity  

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1 On the Edit Toolbar, click the Rotate Tool and click to select the point or double-click to select the element you want to rotate.

2 Click-and-drag the entity in the direction that you want to rotate. The degree of rotation is displayed in the Status Bar as you drag.

3 Release the mouse button to place.


To rotate by specifying an amount

1 On the Edit Toolbar, click the Selection Tool and click the feature you want to rotate.

2 Click Edit menu > Rotate, or double-click the Rotate Tool. The Rotate dialog box is displayed.

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3 Select either Degrees or Radians, then type the angle you want the selected rotated.

4 Click OK. The entity is rotated.


To rotate an element in 1-degree increments

1 On the Edit Toolbar, click the Selection Tool and click the feature you want to rotate.

2 Press and hold SHIFT, then press the left or right arrow key to rotate the selection in that direction.

At any point during the design process, you can rotate the entire plan. With just a couple of mouse clicks, you can see how your dream home will look facing a different direction on your lot.

To rotate the entire floor plan

1 Click Edit menu > Rotate Entire Plan. The Rotate Entire Plan dialog box is displayed.

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2 Select either Degrees or Radians, then type the angle you want to rotate the plan in the Angle text box.

3 Click OK. The plan is rotated, based on the angle measurement you specified.


Kind regards,
Architect 3D support team


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Hello Geoff,
thank you for posting this question on Avanquest Architect 3D forum webpage.


On the 2D plan you can rotate anything using the Rotate tool as explained on page 26 of the manual.

Using the rotate feature, you can easily spin an entity around any point. This is useful when you want to face an entity in a different direction from which it was drawn. Using the Rotate Tool, you can freely rotate the selection, or you can specify the exact amount of rotation, using the Rotate dialog box. Selections are rotated around their center point.


To freely rotate an entity  

image

1 On the Edit Toolbar, click the Rotate Tool and click to select the point or double-click to select the element you want to rotate.

2 Click-and-drag the entity in the direction that you want to rotate. The degree of rotation is displayed in the Status Bar as you drag.

3 Release the mouse button to place.


To rotate by specifying an amount

1 On the Edit Toolbar, click the Selection Tool and click the feature you want to rotate.

2 Click Edit menu > Rotate, or double-click the Rotate Tool. The Rotate dialog box is displayed.

image

3 Select either Degrees or Radians, then type the angle you want the selected rotated.

4 Click OK. The entity is rotated.


To rotate an element in 1-degree increments

1 On the Edit Toolbar, click the Selection Tool and click the feature you want to rotate.

2 Press and hold SHIFT, then press the left or right arrow key to rotate the selection in that direction.

At any point during the design process, you can rotate the entire plan. With just a couple of mouse clicks, you can see how your dream home will look facing a different direction on your lot.

To rotate the entire floor plan

1 Click Edit menu > Rotate Entire Plan. The Rotate Entire Plan dialog box is displayed.

image

2 Select either Degrees or Radians, then type the angle you want to rotate the plan in the Angle text box.

3 Click OK. The plan is rotated, based on the angle measurement you specified.


Kind regards,
Architect 3D support team

Thanks for your prompt attention, Alex. I think I'm reasonably happy with rotation. What I want to do is specify an an angle in my proposed decking plan. I am using a closed polygon butv would like to play around with the angles, entering specific sizes. Is this possible? Please see attached file.

Kind regards

Geoff

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Hello Geoff,
thank you for replying back.


Yes it is possible to enter specific angle degree. Angle degree can be set on objects directly through properties menu of each object or by selecting the object and go to menu Edit > Rotate... and set desired angle degree.


You can do the same on deck. Make sure to select the entire deck and go to menu Edit > Rotate... where dial in the exact angle degree you'd like to rotate the deck.
As you have objects on the deck and presumably need to move these objects long with the deck as a group. Use the select tool either to drag rectangle on the 2D plan and select all objects you are about to rotate or hold down the Shift button on the keyboard while clicking on top so to add objects to the select group ready for rotation. Once all objects are marked as selected go to menu Edit > Rotate... and set the exact angle degree of rotation.


Kind regards,
Avanquest Support team

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