Break Open Room

Break open an existing room to edit its shape.


Using an older version of Measure?

The Break Open tool only becomes usable when one side of a room has been selected. When the tool is activated, the base of the selected side's direction arrow acts as a hinge, allowing the side to swing open so that additional points can be plotted.



To reverse the direction of a side so that it will swing open at the opposite end, select it and click the Reverse button on the Keypad.

How To:

  1. Select one side of the room to break open.
  2. If necessary, use the Reverse tool to change the direction of the selected side.
  3. Left-click the Break Open tool, which can be found under the Room section of the ribbon bar's Home tab. The room will open along the selected side and the Polygon tool will be activated automatically.
  4. Plot additional points by left-clicking within the drawing area.
  5. Close the room by left-clicking on the start point of the open side.


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