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.



Drawing a Symbol

To draw a symbol:

  1. Click the Draw | Symbol command, click the button, or press CTRL+T on the keyboard.

  2. The cursor changes to a cross hair cursor to indicate drawing mode.

  3. Enter any information about the symbol, such as the ID, in the Property Manager.

  4. Click on a location in the plot window to create a symbol.

  5. Press the ESC key or click another tool button to end drawing mode.


Editing Symbol Properties

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

Data Attributes

Symbol Properties

Label Properties


Default Properties

The default symbol properties are set by clicking the Tools | Project Settings command and clicking on the Symbol Properties tab.


Using a Digitizing Tablet

When using the tablet pointer to digitize a polygon,

  1. Calibrate the tablet by clicking the Draw | Tablet | Tablet Calibration command, or by clicking the image\calibrate.png button.

  2. Activate the tablet by pressing F9 on the keyboard, clicking the image\activate.png button, or clicking the Draw | Tablet | Activate Tablet command.


Drawing Tips



See Also





Digitizing Several Objects

Digitizing Several Objects with Different IDs

Digitizing Several Objects with Sequential IDs

Polygon Markers


Object Properties