Freehand measurements

  • Freehand measurements

    Posted by Jose Rodriguez on January 30, 2024 at 3:51 pm

    If I have some flexible duct that snakes through a building, can I measure it by freehand or do I have to continuously click points along its path? I know how to convert straight lines to curves.

    Thank you.

    Jose Rodriguez replied 3 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Troy DeGroot

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    January 30, 2024 at 4:57 pm
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    In AutoCAD, we have tools like Spline, but unfortunately, those are not available in Bluebeam. The best you can do, like you said, is click points and convert to arc.

    • Jose Rodriguez

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      January 30, 2024 at 6:33 pm
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      Thank you, Troy.

  • Isaac Harned

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    January 30, 2024 at 5:38 pm
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    Hold Ctrl while you click and drag (gives you one arm instead of two), you can adjust the arms later. Alternatively you can hold Ctrl while clicking on an existing point to convert to a double curve. Shift and click an arm to delete. There is also the right click and convert on control point as Troy mentions as well, but I like the Ctrl+Click+Drag method to save me from deleting the extra arm later.

    • Jose Rodriguez

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      January 30, 2024 at 7:22 pm
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      Thank you, Isaac. I will give that a shot.

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