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Problem: DesignCAD only draws horizontal or vertical lines
« on: June 07, 2017, 08:52:15 AM »
This is a frequently-encountered problem -- while in a drawing command, DesignCAD will only allow the cursor to set points along horizontal or vertical paths.

What's most likely happened in this case is the user has accidentally turned on Orthogonal Mode. This can be turned on (and back off!) in one of three ways:
1) Options/Orthogonal Mode
2) Shortcut key 'H'
3) the Ortho Mode icon in the toolbar (it's the icon with two red arrows, one pointing to the right, the other straight up).

Note that Ortho Mode can be turned on and off in mid-command, so if you need to draw some of a multi-segment line 'freeform' and some of it horizontal or vertical, you can toggle Ortho Mode on and off at any time while you're drawing the line.
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