3. Adding Points
Adding a point is as simple as double-clicking on the canvas.
Put it in the wrong spot? Just drag the point to where it needs to go or use the arrow keys to move the point arround.
Right-click on your point to add a unique name and description so you can keep track of it (super handy when you’re planning on adding lots and lots of points to your canvas).
Also, you probably want to define your Point Groups at this time, which can be any descriptive character string you like and you can assign as many Point Groups as you'd like to any point.
Just right click the point and choose "Modify Point Groups".
There is a line and its measured distance shown between any two points which have at least one Point Group in common.
So, in summary, add your point, name and describe your point, and assign your point to a Point Group or Point Groups. Got it? Great!
Just rinse and repeat until you have all of the points that you need on your canvas.
Don’t worry about limits – Points on a Canvas lets you add as many points as you need to.
You can specify how the text shown around the added point is rendered. To do this click Point (top menu) -> Point Representation.
You can actually use your own words along with predefined variables like this:
My name is: POINT.NAME
My X coordinate is: POINT.COORD.X
My other coordinate Y is: POINT.COORD.Y
Here is my description: POINT.DESCRIPTION
More on Point Groups:
before adding points you should consider setting how the Point Groups are assigned to the newly added points.
You can choose to:
the new point to the Point Groups of the last added point. This allows to see all
the distance between all the points found on the canvas.
- Assign new point and last point to a totally new group. This allows to see the distance between the new point and the previously added point.
This is the default setting of Points On A Canvas.
- Do not assign any
Point Groups to the new point. The new point will not be assigned any Point Groups but you can assign
them later. This is useful in case you want to make connections between specific points.
- Assign a specific Point Group to the new point. This allows you to specify a Point Group
(a string of characters) which will be assigned to the newly added point.