DraftSight: In the Dark about Mark (Division and Length)?

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Continuing last blog’s topic of using Point Format to make your entities more apparent in the graphics display, this post will be focusing on commands that rely on Point visibility to fulfill their DraftSight operations. These features are known as the Mark Division and Mark Length commands.

I find that they’re especially convenient when signifying important locations on your entities, or quickly sectioning off segments of your designs.

More specifically, Mark Division divides your entities into a certain number of evenly spaced segments, and Mark Length breaks your entities into segments of your preferred length.

Starting with Mark Division, it’s activated by typing its alias into the command window, and pressing enter. Then, DraftSight will prompt you to choose the entity you want to mark by selecting it directly from the drawing display.

Next, you’ll specify your preferred number of separated segments, by either typing it directly into the graphics display or into the command window. Lastly, press enter, and Points will section off your chosen entity into your specified number of segments.

The Mark Length feature is carried out identically to Mark Division, yet instead of specifying your total number of segments, you’ll specify the length of your entity’s segments.

I hope this post encourages you to incorporate Mark Divisions and Length into your daily designs!

Check out the video below to see them in action!


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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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