Section Designer toolbars

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Section Designer toolbars

The Section Designer toolbars contain buttons that allow you to insert, modify and move objects, and adjust the view of the canvas.

Standard toolbar

Standard toolbar
Button Action Further information
New

deletes any objects that you may have defined, and allows you to create a new section from scratch.

None

Open

opens an existing Section Designer canvas with its associated objects.
Note: To open a canvas in Section Designer, you must have previously saved the canvas to disk using Section Designer.

Save

allows you to save the current canvas and the objects it contains to disk.

When saving a canvas and objects this way, all details of the objects are saved as well.

Copy to calcs

calculates the properties of the section, and returns them back to your document as variables.

Show Properties

calculates and displays the properties of the section.

Tip:

You can define whether the Section Designercalculates the section properties continuously or only when you request.

Undo

undoes the most recent modification done the selected shape.

None

Cut

removes the selected objects and their properties from the canvas and places them on the clipboard.

Copy

copies the selected objects and their properties from the canvas and places them on the clipboard.

Paste

places the objects from the clipboard into your calculation document, creating new objects, if necessary.

Note: If you are copying and pasting within the same document, the pasted objects will be placed in the positions where they were copied from.

Drawing toolbar

Drawing toolbar
Button Action Further information

Rectangle

allows you to add a rectangle on the canvas.

Circle

allows you to add a circle on the canvas.

Triangle

allows you to add a triangle on the canvas.

Predefined

allows you to add shapes that represent standard sections on the canvas.

You can either select the shape and serial size that you require in a list, or select a custom section shape and modify it manually.

Section Designer tools toolbar

Section Designer tools toolbar
Button Action Further information

Select

activates the selection tool that allows you to select and move existing objects.

None

Pan

allows you to move the currently zoomed display around.

Zoom

allows you to zoom in or out of a certain pointer in your canvas. To zoom in, click the left mouse button. To zoom out, click the right mouse button.

Tip:

You can also hold the left mouse button down and drag the pointer to create a rectangle on the screen.

When you release the mouse button, the display zooms to show the area inside the rectangle.

Zoom to Fit

zooms the display so that you can see the entire section.

Zoom to Selection

zooms the display so that you can see all currently selected objects.

Rotate

allows you to rotate the selected objects around their midpoints.

Snap Shapes

allows you to attach two objects to one another. Snapping shapes allows you to position the objects with respect to each other.

Nudge toolbar

Nudge toolbar
Button Action Further information

Nudge Up

nudges the selected objects upwards.

Nudge Down

nudges the selected objects downwards.

Nudge Left

nudges the selected objects to the left.

Nudge Right

nudges the selected objects to the right.

Structure toolbar

Structure toolbar
Button Action Further information

Group

allows you to create a group of two or more objects.

Once the objects are grouped, you can move and rotate them as a single entity.

Ungroup

allows you to destroy groups.

Once objects are ungrouped, each object can be handled separately

Front

moves the selected object in front of all other objects.

Back

moves the selected object behind all other objects.

Forward

moves the selected object in front of the object immediately in front of it.

Backward

moves the selected object behind the object immediately behind it.

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