Making Calculations
This Tech Tip explains how to use AllyCAD's built in calculation facility.
Whenever the CAD prompts you to enter a distance, be it diameter, radius, length etc. you can enter that distance as an arithmetic expression, e.g. 120/2.
This expression is calculated when you click on the 'tick' button, or press [Enter] or your right mouse button after typing the expression, resulting in the correct distance being used.
You can use the following functions:
*  multiply (use the * on the numeric keypad) 
/  divide (use the / on the numeric keypad) 
  minus (use the  on the numeric keypad) 
+  plus (use the + on the numeric keypad) 
^  power, e.g. 10^2 (ten to the power of two) 
sqrt(x)  square root, e.g. sqrt(100) (square root of 100) 
The functions sin(x), cos(x), tan(x), asin(x), acos(x), atan(x), atan2(y:x), int(x), abs(x), log(x) and ln(x) are also available.
Standard mathematical hierarchy applies, and brackets can be used to force the sequence of operations. The correct use of brackets when using + and  in combination with * and / is essential.
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