Basic Editing

Creating Shapes

In the Draw-menu as well as in the Draw-toolbar features to create any kind of elements are located. For all elements the cooridinates of the shape are entered by mouse. Further properties of these shapes are taken from the setup (shapes/defaults). Any propery can be edited later with the Properties feature (see below). For some shapes like the polygon a control left mouse click is required to complete the point entry. As always these mouse key combination are displayed in the Mouse Help window.


Zooming is possible in any mode with the mouse wheel. With pressing the shift and/or the control key during rotating the mouse wheel a fine zoom is made. Moving the design view (also called pan) can be achieved by holding the right mouse button while moving the mouse.


In the Select/Edit mode a single element can be selected with a left mouse click. Press and hold the left mouse button will select anything in the resulting rectangle. Further options are available by additional pressing the shift and or control key. Details on these features will be displayed in the Mouse Help window. A context menu with further features is available with a right click.

In the Select menu additonal select features are available. Also the context menu of the Select Status (in the lower right of the main windows) contains additonal select options.

Basic Editing

The Draw menu also contains several features to graphical edit prior created shapes. To modifiy the shape, select the shapes first.

Element Properties

With a double click in the Select/Edit mode the properties dialog of the clicked element will be displayed. The resulting dialog depends on the kind of element your have clicked on. All properies of an element can be edited. In the low left there are additinal features to convert the element. Additional feature will get visible by pressing the little +.

The same dialog you will see with the Mainmenu/Draw/Properties feature. With that feature you will have additonal options (by pressing shift/control) to choose the element.

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