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Set Grid

Drawing over a grid is the best and easiest way to sketch to scale while keeping your design in order and aligned. With Scale Grid in Trace, you can choose an orthogonal or isometric grid and set your grid's scale and orientation. You can also align the grid to an existing drawing and change the appearance to make the grid as visible or as faint as you prefer. This tool is designed with architects, interior designers, and landscape designers in mind but will help any creative take their drawings to the next level.

Architecture section drawing by WORKac.

How to Set Up Your Scale Grid

Step 1. Show Grid & Enter Set Grid

Tap the Wrench button and then "Scale". Toggle "Show Grid" on to make your grid visible. Next, tap "Set Grid" to enter grid edit mode.

Set Grid

Step 2. Choose Your Grid Type

Toggle between orthogonal lines, isometric lines, or orthogonal dots.

Set Grid

Step 3. Align Your Grid

Drag the Cross-Hair to align the origin of your grid with an existing drawing. Alternatively, you can tap the Cross-Hair to align the grid to a corner, edge, or the center of your base layer.

Set Grid

Step 4. Set Your Scale & Orientation

Tap each input to change the grid size and the rotation of your grid.

Pro Tip
To set your units to imperial or metric, tap on the Wrench icon and select "Scale".

Set Grid

Step 5. Adjust the Appearance

Tap the Color Circle to change the color. Adjust the slider on the bottom to change the opacity. When your grid is set, tap the Green Check to apply your changes and start drawing!

Set Grid

How to Video

Enjoy this how to video highlighting how to set up your Scale Grid.

Additional Resources

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