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Cursors

 

When you are not drawing, erasing or editing entities on the raster or vector images the Scan2CAD cursor looks like this: .

 

You can use this cursor to select or “window” an area, as follows:

1. If the cursor does not look like this: , do any of the following:
Click .
Press Shift+W.
Select View Menu > Window Mode.
2. Drag a rectangle around the area you want to select. The area you have selected is marked by a dotted rectangle. If you are not satisfied with the selection simply drag another rectangle.

OR, if the Raster Edit Icon () is selected:

a) Right click.
b) Select Select Rectangular Area or Select New Rectangular Area.
c) Drag a rectangle around the area you want to select. The area you have selected is marked by a dotted rectangle. If you are not satisfied with the selection simply drag another rectangle.

 

Once you have windowed an area some Scan2CAD functions only operate on the windowed area. See individual function descriptions.

 

When you are drawing, erasing or editing entities on the raster or vector image the cursor changes to a Graphic, Pointer or Guide Line cursor depending on the cursor type option you have selected.

Graphic cursor

Pointer cursor

Guide Line cursor

 

As you zoom out the size of the squares and circles shown in the diagrams below become smaller with respect to the size of the cursor. The squares and circles may become so small that you can�t see them at all.

 

Graphic cursor

If you select View Menu > Cursor Type > Graphic the cursor is different depending on what you are doing:

 

Drawing on the raster image. The small square shows the size of one pixel.

 

Erasing from the raster image. The small square shows the size of one pixel.

 

Drawing vectors. If the End Point Snap and/or Between Ends Snap are on, the cursor has a circle around it showing the Grab Snap Distance.

 

Erasing vectors. The square shows the Grab Snap Distance.

 

Editing vectors. The square shows the Grab Snap Distance.

If you are moving grab points and the End Point Snap and/or Between Ends Snap are on, the cursor also has a circle around it.

 

Selecting a Pick Color. The square shows the size of one pixel.

 

Using Raster Edit Menu > Flood. The square shows the size of one pixel.

 

Pointer cursor

If you select View Menu > Cursor Type > Pointer the cursor changes to an arrow shape when you are drawing, erasing or editing.

 

Drawing on the raster image or erasing from the raster image. The square shows the size of one pixel.

 

Drawing vectors. If the End Point Snap and/or Between Ends Snap are on, the cursor has a circle around it showing the Grab Snap Distance.

 

Erasing or editing vectors. The square shows the Grab Snap Distance.

If you are moving grab points and the End Point Snap and/or Between Ends Snap are on, the cursor also has a circle around it.

 

Selecting a Pick Color or using Raster Edit Menu > Flood. The square shows the size of one pixel.

 

Guide Line cursor

If you select View Menu > Cursor Type > Guide Line the cursor changes to cross hairs when you are drawing, erasing or editing. The cross hairs extend across the entire screen.

 

Drawing on the raster image or erasing from the raster image. The square shows the size of one pixel.

 

Drawing vectors. If the End Point Snap and/or Between Ends Snap are on, the cursor has a circle around it showing the Grab Snap Distance.

 

Erasing or editing vectors. The square shows the Grab Snap Distance.

If you are moving grab points and the End Point Snap and/or Between Ends Snap are on, the cursor also has a circle around it.

 

Selecting a Pick Color or using Raster Edit Menu > Flood. The square shows the size of one pixel.

 

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