A rectangle is a special type of polygon, that contains two sets of two parallel sides of the same length. A rectangle can have up to 256 associated IDs. Rectangles are shown with a combination of line style, line color, fill pattern, fill color, and Primary ID label.
This is a rectangle object with
line and fill properties.
To draw a rectangle:
Click the Draw | Rectangle command or click the button.
The cursor changes into a cross hair to indicate drawing mode.
Enter any information about the rectangle, such as the ID, in the Property Manager.
Press and hold the left mouse button at one corner of the rectangle.
Drag the mouse to the opposite corner of the rectangle.
Release the left mouse button when the rectangle is the preferred size and shape.
Press the ESC key or click another tool button to end draw mode.
The rectangle can be edited by clicking once on the rectangle to select it. Polygon object properties are displayed in the Property Manager. Polygon object properties include:
Polygon Item Properties
The default line and fill properties are set by clicking the Tools | Project Settings command and clicking on the Line Properties or Fill Properties tabs.
When using the tablet pointer to digitize a polygon,
Calibrate the tablet by clicking the Draw | Tablet | Tablet Calibration command, or by clicking the button.
Activate the tablet by pressing F9 on the keyboard, clicking the button, or clicking the Draw | Tablet | Activate Tablet command.
To cancel drawing a rectangle, press the ESC key before finishing the rectangle.
Edit the polygon shape by using Draw | Reshape.
Edit polygons by clicking on the polygon in the plot window or in the Data Manager.
Set default line and fill properties with the Tools | Project Settings command.
Zoom while in drawing mode by scrolling the mouse wheel. Alternatively, press the NUMLOCK key on the keyboard to ensure Number Lock is on. Then, use the + and - keys on the numeric keypad to zoom in and out.
Scroll while in drawing mode by pressing the mouse wheel down and panning the screen. Alternatively, press the NUMLOCK key on the keyboard to ensure Number Lock is on. Then, use the 4, 8, 6, and 2 keys to scroll left, up, right, and down.
Digitizing Several Objects
Digitizing Several Objects with Different IDs
Digitizing Several Objects with Sequential IDs