Draw free-form lines

Free-form lines are a nice finishing touch that can be added to a sketch to round it out.  Follow the instructions below to draw free-form lines in TOTAL Sketch.


Free-form lines are for visual representation only and do not affect calculations in the sketch.  To draw a new area or cut an area out of an existing area, use area lines instead

  1. In a sketch, click the arrow next to the Draw icon (  )to select Free‑form Line from the drop-down menu.
  2. After selecting the type of line you want to use, position your cursor on the sketch canvas where you'd like to begin and press Enter to anchor the beginning point of your line.
  3. Use the Sketch Keyboard to enter the length of the line and press an arrow key to indicate the direction of the line.
  4. If you're satisfied with the line, press the Enter key to anchor the end point of the line.  If you make a mistake, remove the line by switching to Modify mode (  ), selecting the wall, and pressing the delete key on your keyboard, or clicking the delete icon (  )  in the toolbar.  Or, simply click the undo key  ) to revert any changes.
  5. If another free-form line is adjacent to the one you just drew, repeat steps 3 and 4 to continue drawing free-form lines.  If you need to draw another free-form line in a different location on the sketch, repeat the steps above beginning with step 1.