Symbols are markers that are used to indicate point positions. Any TrueType font can be used as a symbol, including several custom fonts provided with Didger. You can use the Draw | Symbol command to place symbols in the plot document. A symbol object can have up to 256 associated attributes.
This is a point object with selected
symbol and label properties.
To draw a symbol:
Click the Draw | Symbol command, click the button, or press CTRL+T on the keyboard.
The cursor changes to a cross hair cursor to indicate drawing mode.
Enter any information about the symbol, such as the ID, in the Property Manager.
Click on a location in the plot window to create a symbol.
Press the ESC key or click another tool button to end drawing mode.
The symbol can be edited by clicking once on the symbol to select it. Symbol object properties can be modified through the Property Manager. Symbol object properties include:
Symbol Item Properties
The default symbol properties are set by clicking the Tools | Project Settings command and clicking on the Symbol Properties tab.
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.
Edit a symbol style, color, and size by clicking on the symbol in the plot window or in the Data Manager.
Set default symbol 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