Basic Drawing Tools (8 minutes)

This lesson outlines the basic drawing tools available within the ArcSite mobile app and how to use them to create lines, arcs, shapes, and annotations.

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Lesson contents:

Basic Drawing Tools

Draw Tool

Tap the "Draw" ✒️icon on the toolbar within the mobile app to access the five different options:

      • Continuous Lines - Allows you to continuously move your finger around the canvas and create straight lines in any direction.
      • Continuous Lines & Arcs - Allows you to continuously move your finger around the canvas and create straight lines or arc shapes.
      • Line / Arc - Allows you to draw one line or arc at a time.
      • Free Hand - Draw freely on the canvas with your finger
      • Rectangle - Easily create a square or rectangle

Check out this short video that quickly demonstrates how to utilize each of the draw options👇

 

 

Create an opening in your drawing

  1. Tap the "Openings"🚪icon on the toolbar within the mobile app.
  2. Next, select from our detailed windows or doors menu.
  3. Last, drag and place the opening you wish to use on to your canvas with the  arrow_cross.png icon.

Adding a Shape to your drawing

  1. Tap the "Shapes"shapes-icon-14.jpg icon on the toolbar within the mobile app.
  2. Next select a category from our shapes library.
  3. Drag and place the shape on your canvas with the  arrow_cross.png icon.

Check out this short video that quickly demonstrates how to utilize Opening & Shapes👇

 

Layers

  1. Tap on the Layers iconlayers-icon-free-vector.webp on the menu at the top of your canvas.
  2. Next, tap the + to add a new layer.
  3. Then tap on the name field and rename the layer to match your use case.
  4. Lastly, draw on your newly created layer without impacting your original layer. 💡Tip: The active layer name is always shown in the upper left of the canvas so you know which layer you're working within. Learn more

 

Annotations

  1. Tap the "Annotate" text-creation.svg  icon on the toolbar within the mobile app.
  2. Choose from one of these annotation types:
      • Text - Leave a note or detail anywhere on the drawing.
      • Text Callout - Leave a note or detail with an arrow pointing to a specific spot.
      • Cloud - Highlight a specific area on the drawing. 
      • For more detail on annotations, click here.

 

Walls

  1. Tap on the "Wall" 🧱 icon on the toolbar within the mobile app.
  2. Select your wall properties and adjust.
  3. Select your drawing mode
  4. For more details on setting up your wall defaults, click here.

 

Area Fill

  1. Select the "Fill" gradient.svg icon on the toolbar within the mobile app.
  2. Select your fill settings and edit.
  3. Select your fill type.
      • Pick Internal Point - Click anywhere inside of a closed region to fill.
      • Select Boundary - Drag across the areas you want to fill.

This video quickly demonstrates how to utilize the Layers, Annotations, Walls and Fill Area tools👇

 

Additional Resources:

Basic Tools - Make your First Drawing in 4 Simple Steps

Enhance your Annotations

Build your Walls on Canvas

Do More with Layers

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