What to check if you can't Draw a Shape on a Plan


If you have just created a new item in Cubit Estimating but cannot draw a new shape on the plan, it could be for the following reasons.


The plan is not Scaled

The plan you have inserted into the job, may not have been scaled yet. To verify or scale the plan.

1. On the Plans tab, in the Insert group, click Scale.


Fig1. Plans and Scale buttons


2. Scale Plan window will open, where you can see your current scale is not set to any value.

3. Set a scale to fix this.


Fig2. Scale Plan


Result and Unit not set

The new item created does not have a Result type and a Unit set. To correct this.

1. Click the drop-down menu in the Result column to choose a result type for the shape.

2.  Unit value should automatically set based on the result type chosen however you are free to edit to change.

Fig3. Result and Unit 


Polyline mode not selected

Verify the plan is opened in the viewport and you are in edit shape mode.

1. Make sure you have a plan open in the viewport.

2. Select the item you wish to draw a shape.

3. In the Home Ribbon, Under the Shapes panel, make sure that Polyline is selected.

Note: Polyline can be selected only when step 1 and 2 are verified as well.

Fig4. Not-Selected


Fig5. Selected

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