## Draw walls using relative coordinates

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### Draw walls using relative coordinates

#1
Typically when using relative coordinates to draw lines / walls / shapes etc., the system will use the last indicated point where something was drawn as the reference point to begin the next entry. I have a hand made drawing of a floor plan for our house that I would like to have drawn in CAD using the program's wall tool. The drawing has the dimensions of all the interior walls written into it. What I would like to do once the exterior walls have been drawn is reference a specific corner of a exterior or interior wall and use this as the starting point to measure from to begin another wall. i.e., the first wall is 10ft from one interior corner, snap to this point to have the reference reset to 0,0 and then enter the dimensions 10,0 to begin the next wall and then enter the dimensions of how long the wall will be. Is this possible?

### Re: Draw walls using relative coordinates

#2
Jon_AK wrote:
Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:30 am
Typically when using relative coordinates to draw lines / walls / shapes etc., the system will use the last indicated point where something was drawn as the reference point to begin the next entry. I have a hand made drawing of a floor plan for our house that I would like to have drawn in CAD using the program's wall tool. The drawing has the dimensions of all the interior walls written into it. What I would like to do once the exterior walls have been drawn is reference a specific corner of a exterior or interior wall and use this as the starting point to measure from to begin another wall. i.e., the first wall is 10ft from one interior corner, snap to this point to have the reference reset to 0,0 and then enter the dimensions 10,0 to begin the next wall and then enter the dimensions of how long the wall will be. Is this possible?
Does changing the BASE to the corner you want work? Or move that corner point to 0,0,0?
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### Re: Draw walls using relative coordinates

#3
Does changing the BASE to the corner you want work? Or move that corner point to 0,0,0?
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Not familiar with how to perform what you are referring to.... Still new to all of this. One program I tried however, which does not have any modeling ability lets you move the cursor to any corner to begin from, and when the snap point appears, press the 'R' key which displays the relative input box, from the measurements you input it will begin a new wall at those coordinates. Since CMS does not accept the 'R' key as input, by pressing the '@' key for relative inputs measurements, I thought that would be the same thing but alas, it begins at either the UCS 0,0 point or at the last coordinate values from a prrevious object. I'm not versed with any cad or modeling programs yet but is hope to change that with practice.