• Use the main window to create an object or line. It consists of the following sections:

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  • If you hold the mouse over an icon, a tooltip will appear. If you click an icon, the tool is activated and any clicks in the diagram will provide a copy of that tool. After clicking and placing one or more copies of a shape, click the pointer tool (top left arrow icon) before attempting to move things around.
  • If you draw a line between objects try to draw connectors.

Connector is a special line. Its endpoints are fixed to objects, so if you move the object the line will follow it. To make connector make a simple line, then drag and drop its endpoints to the objects. It's right if the endpoints of the line are red, and around the object appear red lines like these:

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Draw lines

There are many possibilities drawing lines. The most often used the simple line. Sometimes we use e.g. one line and two arces to make a bigger one.

Draw lines

  • The easiest way to draw lines to click on main window the Line icon and click somewhere on the workspace. After that move the endpoints to the correct place.

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Draw arc

  • An arc is one part of a circle on two fix points (endpoints).

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  • To make arces is very similar to make lines. Click on main window the Arc icon and click somewhere on the workspace. After that move the endpoints to the correct place.
  • To move the endpoints just drag and drop. To resize the arc use the middle point.

Draw zigzaglines or polylines

  • To draw zigzaglines or polylines use their icons on main window and click on the workspace. This lines consist of several smaller connected fare stages. This connection points are segment points.

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  • To add a segment point select the line, right-click, Add Segment.

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  • To move the line or the segment points just drag and drop.

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Draw Bezier-lines

  • Draw Bezier-lines with the help of the following icon:

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  • Bezier-lines are lines with two fixed endpoints and two help points. Drag and drop the help points to change the arc of the line.

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  • To add more arces add an segment point. Select the line and click right.

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Change line properties

  • To change the line properties select the line on the workspace and click right, Properties or just use the icons of the main window.
  • Select the line on the workspace, click right and select Properties. You will get the following window:

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Change line width

Select Line width in the Preferences window or use the following icon:

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Notice: the icons on main window use making new lines.

Change line color

Select Line color in the Preferences window or use the following icon:

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Notice: the icons on main window use making new lines.

Change line style

Select Line style in the Preferences window or use the following icon:

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Notice: the icons on main window use making new lines.

Make arrows

  • To draw an arrow first draw a line, then set the begin and the end of the line.
  • Select Arrows in the Preferences window or use the following icon:

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Notice: the icons on main window use making new lines.