Quick Key Tuesday: Changing Coordinate Input Method

20 December 2016 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

ArchiCAD automatically adjusts between Polar (Distance / Angle) and Cartesian (X / Y) Coordinate input method depending the geometry method being used.

Typically linear elements will use the Polar method and rectangular elements will use the Cartesian but sometimes you may want to override this and choose what is most appropriate.

 Polar Coordinate input example…

polar coordinates

 

 Cartesian Coordinate input example…

 cartesian coordinates

To switch between the two methods – simply press the slash key on your keyboard…

keyboard slash highlight

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