- Go to Tools > Measure > Cutout.
Locate the measurement to cut out from and hover the cursor over the markup, which will highlight in blue.
- Describe the shape of the cutout using one of the following methods:
- Click and drag to create a rectangular cutout. Holding down SHIFT while dragging will force the shape to be a square.
Click on each point of the desired shape for non-rectangular polygons. Close the shape using one of the following methods:
- Click the first point again to close the shape.
- Double-click when placing the last point to automatically close the shape by connecting the last point placed to the first point placed.
Notes regarding placing non-rectangular polygons:
- Hold down SHIFT to draw lines that are at horizontal, vertical, or 45° angles.
- To remove the last control point, press
- If any of the lines of the cutout will be converted into arcs, see Working with the Control Points and Curves below before defining the cutout: the direction in which the cutout is drawn will determine whether the arc curves inward or outward.
- Multiple cutouts can be defined for a single measurement.
- Use the Snap To options to place cutouts precisely.
A control point defines where two line segments meet in multi-segment markups. Control points can be added or removed from these markups.
Further, the line segments of these markups can be converted to curves or arcs at their control points, allowing them to conform to nearly any shape.
When converting the lines of a cutout to an arc, whether the arc curves inward (concave) or curves outward (convex) depends on the direction in which the line was originally drawn.
- The lines of cutouts that were drawn clockwise will convert into concave arcs.
- The lines of cutouts that were drawn counterclockwise will convert into convex arcs.
The cutout is part of the measurement. Select the measurement to reveal the control handles for the measurement and the cutout.
To resize a segment or change its angle, click and drag the appropriate yellow handle.
To remove a cutout,