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Re: software to do drawings of houses, gardens, etc.




On Thu 23 Nov 2017 at 09:05:51 (+0000), Joe wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:05:14 +0100
> Emanuel Berg <moasen@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > Librecad seems good and I got it working
> > instantly on a Debian box.
> > 
> > Only how do I draw a box and then change the
> > properties to specific side lengths?
> > 
> > For example, if I want to picture a building
> > that is rectangular (from above) with one side
> > 10m and the other 5m?
> > 
> > I managed to make an approximate rectangle with
> > the "rectangle" tool but how do I bring up
> > properties so that I can assign the
> > exact values?
> 
> The primitives such as rectangles are not objects as such, but
> collections of lines. Lines can be extended and shortened, but it is
> easier to draw the rectangle the right size to start with.

Having spent two years watching our architects manipulate our house
on screen, this doesn't correspond with my experience of CAD.
We'd still have an empty yard if each rectangle had to be drawn
the right size.

Cheers,
David.