The Cutout tool allows you to cut out or subtract an area from an existing Area or Volume measurement.
Cutouts can be placed as either polygons or ellipses. More abstract shapes can be achieved by placing polygons and curving some or all of their segments. Once created, cutouts can be converted into area or volume markups.
Locate the measurement to cut out from and hover the cursor over the markup, which will highlight in blue.
Click on each point of the desired shape for non-rectangular polygons. Close the shape using one of the following methods:
Notes regarding placing non-rectangular polygons:
Once a cutout is placed in a markup, it can be converted into an area or volume markup. So, for example, if you have cut out a window's area from a the wall area measurement, you can now convert that window cutout into it's own area measurement.
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 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, right-click on one of the lines of the Cutout and select Delete Cutout.