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Polygonal shapes 2D Drafting tools

moreha
Booster

I wish that Graphisoft consider add 2D Drafting tools for directly drawing of Polygons (or Ngons) such as Equilateral Triangle or Hexagon, Octagon, etc.

 

I think these 2D Drafting tool(s) will help Designers & Architects to easily improve Design possibilities for special projects and Design ideas!

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

This is not a direct way to draw the shape you want, but are you aware of the method of drawing a circle and the magic wanding that circle with lines to get the shape you want.

Adjust the magic wand settings to get the Ngon you want.

 

Barry.


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The prism object should allow you anything from 3 to 16 sides.

And you can turn the 3D off if need be.

 

BarryKelly_0-1660523282932.png

 

Barry.


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Solution
Barry Kelly
Moderator

This is not a direct way to draw the shape you want, but are you aware of the method of drawing a circle and the magic wanding that circle with lines to get the shape you want.

Adjust the magic wand settings to get the Ngon you want.

 

Barry.


One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

This is the solution.

Djordje



ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995
HP Omen

Thank you very much for your sharing the solution with us! But, I wonder why Graphisoft Doesn't put direct tool for  creating these kind of 2D shapes in Document Tool Set.

 

These kind of 2D Drafting tools are quite useful for the Architects and Designers to allow them easily create these shapes as the basis of their Designs.

DGSketcher
Champion

We do have in the object library a 3D "Prism" which may help.

 

It is one of life's many great mysteries... Why after 40 years does Archicad still not have a 2D polygon tool?

Apple iMac macOS Monterey / AC26UKI (most recent builds)

Thank you so much for your interesting suggestion but with the 3D Prism object as I tried and played with, we only can create Hexagonal 3D Prism! Although we can draw a 2D Hexagonal Drawings using the 3D Prism surrounding lines!

 

Solution

The prism object should allow you anything from 3 to 16 sides.

And you can turn the 3D off if need be.

 

BarryKelly_0-1660523282932.png

 

Barry.


One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

Thank you for your information 

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