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==Select Object and Edit Vertex==
 
==Select Object and Edit Vertex==
Choose '''Select and Edit Vertex''' in the '''Select''' menu or click the '''Select and Edit Vertex''' icon [[File:SelectAndEditVertex.PNG]] in the '''Editing and Drawing Toolbar''' to select and edit vertices. The cursor changes to a white arrow like on the icon [[File:SelectAndEditVertex.PNG]]. You are now in the '''Select and Edit Vertex''' mode.
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Choose '''Select and Edit Vertex''' in the '''Select''' menu or click the '''Select and Edit Vertex''' icon [[File:SelectObjectAndEditVertex.PNG]] in the '''Editing and Drawing Toolbar''' to select and edit vertices. The cursor changes to a white arrow like on the icon [[File:SelectObjectAndEditVertex.PNG]]. You are now in the '''Select and Edit Vertex''' mode.
 
Click on an object to select it. The selection looks as follows:
 
Click on an object to select it. The selection looks as follows:
  

Revision as of 16:37, 2 May 2012

  • To select single objects press Crtl while marking by clicking objects with mouse or
  • pressed drag the mouse pointer over the objects.


Select and Edit Object

Choose Select and Edit Object in the Select menu or click the Select and Edit Object icon Icon SelectAndEditObject.PNG in the Editing and Drawing Toolbar to select and edit an object. The cursor changes to a black arrow like on the icon Icon SelectAndEditObject.PNG. You are now in the Select and Edit Object mode.
Click on an object to select it. The selection looks as follows:
SelectandEditObjectExample.PNG

Transform an Area or Line Object

Click and drag the black squares BlackSquare.PNG to enlarge or reduce the object. If you want to keep the shape of the object drag a square from the corner. If you drag a square from the middle the object is distorted in the corresponding direction. This does not work for point and text objects. If you transform line text objects, the line is transformed and not the text.

Move an Object

Click and drag one of the unfilled squares WhiteSquare.PNG to move the object. Each square represents a vertex.

Multiple Objects

Drag an area in the Select and Edit Object mode to select all objects which are in it. The objects doesn't have to be complitly in the dragged area to be selected. Alternatively, you can select every object individually by holding the Shift key while clicking the objects.
In the Select and Edit Object mode it is possible to enlarge or reduce a selection of objects. For that purpose, drag one of the black squares BlackSquare.PNG in the desired direction.
It is also possible to move a selection of objects. If you move the mouse over the selection the cursor changes its appearance to MousePointerMove.PNG. By clicking and draging the selection you can move it.

Select Object and Edit Vertex

Choose Select and Edit Vertex in the Select menu or click the Select and Edit Vertex icon File:SelectObjectAndEditVertex.PNG in the Editing and Drawing Toolbar to select and edit vertices. The cursor changes to a white arrow like on the icon File:SelectObjectAndEditVertex.PNG. You are now in the Select and Edit Vertex mode. Click on an object to select it. The selection looks as follows:

Select Objects by Symbol

Choose this command to select all objects with certain symbols or in a certain layer.

  • All objects with a selected symbol
  • All objects ins layer
  • Layout objects
  • Unsymbolized objects
  • Graphic objects
  • Image obejcts
  • Objects with invalild symbol type


Select Objects by Property

This command is activated if a map file is loaded.

Select

The first option All Objects means that the selection is made out of all objects in the map. The second option Objects with a selected symbol means that the selection is reduced to the objects with a symbol that is selected in the symbol box.

Condition

  • Choose a property like Number of vertices, Length etc.
  • Choose an operator like < > = etc.
  • Enter a condition value.


Example 1

Option All objects Condition: Length > 200 Result: All map objects with a length longer than 200 m are selected and listed in a table dialog box.


Example 2

Select two symbols in the symbol box (ex. lake and pond) Option: Objects with a selected symbol Condition: Area <= 3000 Result: All lakes and ponds with an area smaller or equal than 3000 m2 are selected and their properties listed in a table dialog box.


Select All

Choose Select All in the Select menu to select all symbolized (also from protected and hidden symbols), unsymbolized, graphic and image objects. Layout objects are not selected.

Clear Selection

Choose Clear Selection in the Select menu to deselect all objects.

Invert Selection

Choose Invert Selection in the Select menu to deselect all selected objects and select all unselected object. Layout objects are not selected.

Select Next Object

Choose Select Next Object in the Select menu to select an object which is behind an object that is already selected.

Save Selection

Choose Save Selection in the Select menu to save the current selection. The Save Selection dialog box appears.

SaveSelection.PNG

Enter the name of the selection and click on the Save button.

hint Choose Select Objects by Symbol in the Select menu to select all objects of the selected symbols.

Reload Selection

Choose Reload Selection in the Select menu to select all objects from a saved selection. Choose a saved selection and the Reload Selection dialog appears.

ReloadSelection.PNG

The list of the selected objects with aditional information is shown in the dialog. The number of selected objects is shown in the caption in brackets.

Select one object in the list and OCAD selects this object in the drawing area in the edit mode.

Edit Selection

Choose Edit Selection in the Select menu to rename or delete saved selections.

EditSelection.PNG

Delete a Selection

Select a selection in the Edit Selection dialog and click the Delete button to delete it. Click the Delete all button to delete all selections.

Rename a Selection

Select a selection in the Edit Selection dialog. Then enter a new name for the selection in the Selection name field. Click the Rename button to apply the new name.

Click the OK button to save and quit the Edit Selection dialog. Click the Cancel button to close the Edit Selection dialog without saving any changes.

Select Group

If you have grouped objects on your map, you can select them easily by choosing Select Group in the Select menu.


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