2D drawing features
Lines and Closed Shapes
M4 DRAFTING offers a wide range of tools for creating lines and closed shapes. When creating a new shape, users can adjust settings in the dashboard to determine the line style and line type as well as line color and thickness. All closed geometries can be created as 2D feature. This mode allows the shape and center lines to be grouped together. In principal it is possible by using all the tools, which are used to create closed geometries even you are in 2D feature mode.
Area Fill, Crosshatching and Stippling
SMART Edit was designed to offer many of the capabilities of constraints-based and parametric (variational geometry) systems, without the need to define a full set of constraints. The tool allows you to edit any drawing directly, without using a sketch. You can apply SMART Edit to imported data (such as DXF files), newly created geometry, or your existing designs. Simply select and drag lines, or enter precise values for sizes and positions of geometric elements to effect change dynamically. Alternatively, drag or edit existing dimensions to create the correct geometric changes. SMART Edit lets you edit lines more intelligently than just points in lines, because it draws its conclusions based on the dimensions you have provided, deducing your intent for the geometry as a whole. SMART Edit even handles overdimensioned drawings with ease.