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Moving the AccuDraw Compass

By default, AccuDraw places its compass at the last data point location. There are, however, times when you need to take over control of the AccuDraw compass. Tentative point operations can take better advantage of AccuDraw's capabilities when you "unlock" the compass and place it wherever needed. The following covers how you do this and some interesting ways in which you can use AccuDraw to accomplish otherwise difficult operations.

AccuDraw's Floating Origin Option

At any time, you can move AccuDraw's compass to the pointer location. You do this with the <O> keyboard shortcut, which forces AccuDraw to move the compass to the current pointer location.

This occurs regardless of the tool or operation currently selected. This last point is important to recognize. AccuDraw is considered a non-modal feature in that you don't have to be in a predetermined part of a procedure in order for it to operate.