technical drawings: sized trapezoids/ triangulation


  • hi, I would like to know if it possible to draw trapezoids or triangles with defined sides in Visio 2007 or 2010.

    I need to draw accurate floorplans and field drawings. The ideal in the case of a room drawing would be to measure the four walls and a diagonal and get visio to draw the trapezoid.

    Its the same problem with plots of land. The ideal would be to stand at one corner and use the laser to size two sides and the diagonal, then get visio to complete the drawing (and put dimensions on it).

    Triangulation would also be very useful for more complicated rooms/ plots: take a base triangle, measure the three sides and get visio to draw it. Assistance in glueing triangles together prefectly would also be useful (ie you rotate them so the sides are near, then visio pulls the drawing together.

    It seems as though I have to do the angle math then fiddle rotating the fixed shapes to fit together. CAn visio do more?

    Wednesday, August 07, 2013 6:21 PM

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