Working with objects
The following operations can be performed with objects (symbols, graphical shapes and text):
Selecting an object
Object (symbol or graphic object) can be selected by the left mouse button. If you want to select several objects at a time, press and hold the
Shift keys while selecting the objects by clicking the left mouse button. If the objects we want to select are located in a rectangular area, we can select them in the following way:
1. click the left mouse button in the upper left corner of the area you want to select.
2. move the mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the area you want to select while holding the left mouse button.
Cloning an object
Press and hold
Ctrl key. Drag the object with mouse (as if you wanted to move it). A copy of the object is created.
The program supports the following ways to rotate symbols, images and standalone texts:
- Using the menu
- Using these icons:
- In panel Properties - item
angle(enter tenths of degrees, e.g. 30° enter as 300)
- By dragging the round handle of the image. The angle is adjusted in steps of 15°. If the
Shiftkey is being pressed, any angle can be adjusted.
Rotating other objects
Use menu command Object - Rotating graphical shapes.
Symbols and some graphical objects can be flipped both vertically and horizontally. To flip an object use the menu commands
Object - Flip horizontally or
Flip vertically. You can also use icons from the toolbar to flip an object.
Choose the object (using your mouse or in the panel Explorer) and press Delete.
How to set the contour thickness and line type
A double-click on the line brings up the panel Properties where the line appearance can be set.
Symbols, texts and graphical shapes can be aligned. Use the menu command
View - Align. The alignment commands become available when at least two objects are selected. The alignment is always based on the object that has been selected first.
Changing the order of graphical shapes layers
Right-clicking on an object will show commands
Move more forward,
Move more backward and
Availability of described operations
The following table summarizes operations, which can be performed with objects:
|symbols||graphical shapes||texts||group of symbols|
|rotating||YES||rectangles and ellipses||YES (only one row texts)||NO|
|flipping||YES||lines, curves and polygons||NO||YES|
|changing the order of graphical shapes layers||YES||YES||YES||NO|