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Quick Key Tuesday: Changing Coordinate Input Method

Tips and Tricks Joshua Osborne 20 December 2016

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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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