Draw Angles

As you're drawing walls in your sketch, you can specify the angle of any wall while you're sketching.

  1. While you're in a sketch in TOTAL for Mobile, enter a length for the angled wall.
  2. When you do, you'll notice the angle button becomes available.  Tap angle.  If you're using a device with a smaller screen, tap the fn button, and then press angle.

  3. In the dialog that appears, use the number keys to specify the degree of the angle you're drawing.  You can also tap any of the angle shortcuts to quickly select a common angle.
  4. Once you have entered or selected the degree of the angle, use the diagram and tap to indicate the direction of the angle.

Now, a new wall appears that extends the length you entered, with the angle and direction you specified.

 


Rise & Run

To draw an angled line using the rise and run of the line:

  1. Tap the sketch canvas to place your cursor and access the sketch keyboard.
  2. Using the number keys, enter the length of the line in your preferred unit of measurement and swipe the screen, or tap a directional arrow to indicate the direction of the "run" line.
  3. Before pressing enter, type the length of the "rise" line in your preferred unit of measurement and swipe the screen, or tap a directional arrow to indicate the direction of the "rise" line.
  4. When you're satisfied with the angled line, press Enter, or tap a blank area of the sketch canvas to anchor the point.

If you make a mistake or need to start over, simply press the Undo key to go back a step, or switch to Modify mode (  ), select the line, and press Delete to remove the line altogether.

 


Length & Angle

To draw an angled line using the line length and angle:

  1. Tap the sketch canvas to place your cursor, type the length of the wall, swipe the screen, or tap a directional arrow to indicate the direction of the wall, and press Enter to anchor your point.
  2. Press the modify icon (  ) to enter Modify Mode.  If you're using an iPhone, a smartphone, or a similar device with a smaller screen, press the mode icon on your sketch keyboard and select Modify.
  3. Now, tap the starting point of the line to access the Angle and Length settings at the top of the screen.
  4. Use the Angle and Length arrows to make adjustments to the line incrementally, or tap the field, type a specific numeric adjustment using the keyboard, and press Enter.

    Click here for step-by-step instructions on adjusting line lengths, or click here for instructions on adjusting angles