Modifying/Moving a Polygon
Plus, Pro, Architectural
A Polygon is an n-sided
shape made up of single lines stored together as a single entity and is created using the
When a polygon is selected the entity handles for all of its segments are displayed. The editing choices are to either, modify the properties using
the Properties Explorer
or the Ribbon, or to move one of the entity handles.
Each line segment has three entity handles, one at each end (blue) and one at its midpoint (red). Move the cursor over any of the handles and its
colour changes to yellow then simply click to select it. If selected the major handle (red) attaches the whole polygon to the cursor allowing it to
be moved to a new position and clicked into place using any of the
snaps and input options If any of the minor handles
are selected then they can be dragged to new positions and clicked into place using any of the
snaps and input options. The two attached lines segments
are updated accordingly.
A polygon can be exploded
into individual lines and arcs if required.
In addition to the above when a polygon is selected further editing options are available (below) when the middle mouse button (wheel) is pressed.
Add Centre of gravity Point - Select this option to add a
at the centre of gravity position (Centroid) for the polygon. The point is drawn using the current
System Point Settings. If these settings are changed at any later time the point display will update. The point created is independent
of the Proline and is created to show the current position only. If the polygon is modified or moved then a new point would need to created in
the same way to show the updated position. The point is the same as any other created with the
and can be moved or deleted as required.
Send to Back/Front - Use these options to move the polygon backwards or forwards in the drawing order.
This is useful when trying to position the polygon in front of or behind other entities.
Set Hyperlink - A
Hyperlink can be added to the polygon.
When selected use the dialog box that appears to set the required URL/link.