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Guides or measuring tool


Is there a keyboard command or path for creating a guide that serves as a ruler or grid which I can use to line up wall intersections without recourse to the measuring tool to define the parameters of where to stop or begin a wall or an opening before drawing it with the Wall tool? 


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You can draw any object and use the Modify:Guides:Make Guides command to place it into the Guides class and lock it so it does not accidentally get moved. While this does not have a keyboard shortcut by default you can edit your workspace and give it one if it is helpful to your workflow.


Are you also familiar with the data bar? Start drawing an object and hit Tab. The Data Bar will open next to the cursor. You can enter the length, angle, etc. directly into the data bar to constrain where you can draw the rest of the object.

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