DraftSight: Format your Points

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While learning to draw in DraftSight, I always avoided including Point entities in my designs, because I couldn’t see them very well in the graphics display.

Luckily, I recently discovered how to alter the shape and size of my points – so, now I can use them to clearly mark any important coordinates or segments in my drafts.

By simply typing POINTFORMAT and pressing enter, a Drawing Settings window will appear with multiple point style options.

For example, when selected, the Type drop-down menu offers a long list of different point icons. If you click on any of the available style options, you’ll change the presence of your point entities in your drawing display.

Likewise, the Size text box allows you to manually input the magnitude of your points, and its drop-down menu allows you to either choose your point size based off of % Relative to display, or in Absolute units.

As always, once you’re satisfied with your revisions, press OK, and your edits will be activated!

Pro Tip: turn on your ESnap and ETrack icons in the Status-Bar to easily mark the middle points of rectangles or circles with your newly edited Point entities.

I hope this post encourages you to personalize your Points with Point Format!

Check out the video below to see what it can do!


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Rachael Crunkleton
I’m a first time CAD user with an interest in architectural design. I discovered CAD through my background in presenting applications and studying new types of software. With the help of DraftSight, I’m developing my drawing abilities and sharing my progress along the way.
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