Bentley View CONNECT Edition Help

The AccuDraw Window

AccuDraw has its own window, named AccuDraw, which contains the data entry fields and axis lock buttons for the currently active coordinate system.

The AccuDraw window initially comes up floating just like any other window. However, it can be docked to either the top or bottom edge of the application window.

AccuDraw window docked along the bottom edge of the application window.

Docking the AccuDraw window has the advantage of minimizing its intrusion into the working area of your drawing. As with the floating window version, the fields found in the docked version change depending on whether you are in polar or rectangular mode and whether you are in a 2D or 3D DGN file.

AccuDraw Focus with Input Focus

When AccuDraw is active it becomes part of the input focus order controlled by the <Esc> key, initially, and others.

This is important to remember as no AccuDraw shortcut key-in works unless focus is in the AccuDraw window. Fortunately, after every data point or tentative point, the focus is forced to the AccuDraw window where it remains until you press the <Esc> key, or enter a Reset from a tool.