To draw an accident reconstruction diagram, choose a Traffic & Accident Diagram template from the Legal section.
Adding Roads and Scene Components
Step one will be to construct your scene using roads. Most templates will already have some roads on it, so it's recommended you start with a template that is the closest match to your scene.
Drag and drop additional road symbols, intersections, turn lanes, bike lanes, and cross walks, as necessary from the docked libraries to the left of your workspace.
To search for additional symbols, just type any words in the Search for symbols box. The search results will be grouped by the libraries they were found in.
You can drag and drop symbols directly from the search results into your workspace.
Click on the plus sign next to any group of results and you can either choose Add result or Add library for future use. Add result only adds the symbols that matched your query. Add library will add the entire library the symbols were found in.
Once a symbol is added to your page, you can resize it and rotate it as necessary.
To resize a symbol, first select it. You'll see black squares appear around the selected symbol. Grab any of these squares, known as grow handles, and drag them to resize your symbol.
For a more precise resizing, type in the exact dimensions of the car where you see the width and height dimensions around the selected object.
If you don't see the dimensions, go to the Design tab and click Dimensions.
Select either Only When Selected or Always to display dimensions.
Once dimensions are visible, you can type the desired dimension using your keyboard. Press Enter or click elsewhere in your workspace to save the typed dimension.
To rotate a symbol, grab the circular rotation handle located around the middle of the object on the right hand side.
You can rotate an object by first selecting it and then clicking Rotate in the Home tab.
Choose your desired degree of rotation.
You can select Custom from the Rotate drop-down menu to manually enter a degree of rotation.