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Drawing freehand sketches
A freehand sketch consists of many straight line segments, created either as individual
line entities or as a polyline.
Creating freehand sketches
Before you begin creating a freehand sketch, you must set the length, or increment, of
each segment. The smaller the segments, the more accurate your sketch, but segments
that are too small can greatly increase the file size
After you specify the length of the sketch segments, the crosshairs change to a Pencil
tool. Your freehand sketch is not added to the drawing until you “write” the sketch
into your drawing. This means that you temporarily save the segment that you’ve
drawn and the segment length, and you can continue sketching.
Erasing freehand sketch lines
You can erase temporary freehand sketch lines that have not yet been written into the
drawing by choosing the Delete On option in the prompt box. The pencil changes to
an Eraser tool. You can erase portions of the line when you move the eraser over a
temporary freehand line without clicking the mouse button.
Setting the sketch method and accuracy
Using polylines for freehand sketches makes it easier to go back and edit sketches.
You control whether to create freehand sketches using line segments or polylines in
the Drawing Settings dialog box. You can also control the length of sketch segments
in this dialog box.
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