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andreamilani

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Hello, when I design the building in the map I have the need to draw polygons with perpendicular lines,  can I do this directly in Illustrator or there is a plugin that implements this function? what I mean is that traced the first line (it can have any inclination), the next line of the polygon should be drawn perpendicular to the first.

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in Microstation, the command would be this: 2h4bxa9.jpg

 

but I'm looking for something similar for Illustrator



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You may want to try Hotdoor Cadtools


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thanks very much, just have time I try this too, I've already tried other plugins but do not have this function. When I used microstation for cartography I was used to design buildings with orthogonal polygon and I find it very fast



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When creating footprints for something like a suburban American high school, in FreeHand I would draw a rectangle, rotate it to match the primary building orientation, and then drag-clone that (preserving the orientation) to add the various sprawling wings that had the same orientation.  I can't figure out how to do the same in Illustrator, where dragging a corner doesn't resize a rectangle; it reshapes it into a quadrilateral.  If I pull on one side of the rectangle, I have to take great care to pull it perfectly straight, lest I end up with a parallelogram.  Setting the constrain angle is slow and tedious.

 

Any easier way to draw things like this?  Is there a way to tell Illustrator to keep a path a rectangle?

 

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@Dennis, I think you'd use the free transform tool instead of the direct select tool.


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