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Issue 3 of Architectural Tips & Tricks

Welcome to this month's Graitec Architectural ‘Tips and Tricks’ newsletter. We have produced this with you our Clients, in mind. Our aim is to regularly pass on helpful Tips and Tricks on Autodesk Architectural Software products. We will try and keep this document full of useful and relevant information for you but if you want to make some suggestions on the content, drop us a line and we will do our best to include your requests.

Please take the time to look at the contents of this Newsletter, you never know, the answer to something that is puzzling you today may be right here.


This Months Tips Tricks Focus Is On:

AutoCAD Snap Midway Between two Points


Snap from

Often you will want to draw or place a piece of geometry down at an offset from a certain point. The from snap can achieve this by doing the following steps:

1. Select the move and choose the objects that you want to move. Confirm the selection by pressing enter.

2. Pick a sensible base point to move for the object.

3. Hold down the shift key and right click the mouse simultaneously. This will bring up the snap override menu.

4. Choose the from snap from the snap override menu.

5. Pick a point in the drawing that you want to move your object away from.

6. Use the relative Cartesian method of input ( @xxx,yyy ) to move your object in two directions.

7. If you only want to move your object from a point in one direction you can just point the cursor in the direction you want to move in and enter a value on the command line!

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Snap mid between two points

Often you may wish to draw or place geometry down in the middle of two existing points. To achieve this use the following steps:

1. Select the move tool and choose the objects that you want to move. Confirm the selection by pressing enter.

2. Pick a sensible base point to move the object.

3. Hold down the shift key and right click the mouse simultaneously. This will bring up the snap override menu.

4. Select mid between 2 points from the snap override menu.

5. Pick the 2 points that you wish to find the middle of to place your object down.

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