Graphic Editor Menu

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Introduction

The graphic editor menu can be invoked at any time by right clicking on the drawing canvas:

Graphic editor menu

Transform Submenu

The transform submenu is used to apply simple transformations to selected shapes:

Transform menu

To transform items:

  1. Use the Select Shape Select shape icon. tool to select one or more items.
  2. Right click to open the Edit Menu.
  3. Select Transform followed by the required operation.

The Reset Bitmap Orientation command resets selected bitmaps back to their original orientation.

Note: You need at least one item selected to use the Transform Submenu.

Arrange Submenu

The Arrange submenu is used to change the drawing order of items on the canvas:

The graphic editor arrange menu.

To arrange items:

  1. Use the Select Shape Select shape icon. tool to select one or more items.
  2. Right click to open the Edit Menu.
  3. Select Arrange followed by the required direction.

Note: You need at least one item selected to use the Arrange submenu.

Align Submenu

The Align submenu is used to align items vertically or horizontally:

The graphic editor align menu.

To align items:

  1. Use the Select Shape Select shape icon. tool to select two or more items.
  2. Right click to open the Edit Menu.
  3. Select Align followed by the type of alignment.

Note: You need at least two items selected to use the Align submenu.

Distribute Submenu

The Distribute submenu is used to distribute items evenly vertically or horizontally:

The graphic editor distribute menu.

To distribute items evenly:

  1. Use the Select Shape Select shape icon. tool to select three or more items.
  2. Right click to open the Edit Menu.
  3. Select Distribute followed by the type of distribution.

Note: You need at least three items selected to use the Distribute submenu.

Make Same Size Menu

The Make Same Size submenu is used to make the selected items the same size as the item just clicked on.

The graphic editor make same size menu.

To make items the same size as a reference item:

  1. Use the Select Shape Select shape icon. tool to select the items you want to change.
  2. Right click on the reference item.
  3. Select Make Same Size followed by one of the options: Horizontal, or Vertical, or Both.

Note: You need at least one item selected to use the Make Same Size submenu.

Tool Submenu

The Tool Submenu provides an alternative way of selecting an editing tool.

Tool menu

Note: For information on how to use each tool refer to the Graphic Editor Toolbar.

Further Information

Selection methods and tools

For the different ways you can select shapes to edit.

Keyboard Shortcuts

For a complete list of keyboard shortcuts.

Graphic Editor

For information about editing graphic pages in Fernhill SCADA.

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.