Understand Graphic Libraries

In this chapter, you will learn how to integrate distance-related graphics, e.g., location plans, free graphics such as logos, symbols from the Tilos library and text fields as OLE objects into a view.

You can integrate both Tilos symbols, graphic files as well as OLE objects (e.g., Excel files).

Note:  Distance-related graphics such as location plans and length slices should always be added to a distance cell. Then the graphics can be aligned and scaled on the distance.

To use symbols or graphics multiple times in the same Tilos project, store them in the Tilos Explorer's Graphic Library. You can then insert them multiple times from there. This also reduces the file size. Graphics can also be used as milestone symbols. To do that, see Milestone Symbols. 

In the Tilos Explorer > Library >Graphic Library, graphic related items are managed which have no relation to time or distance axis.

Ways to access


Drag-and-drop files

You can drag image files from Windows Explorer and/or the Tilos Explorer's Graphic Libraries and drop them into list cells and/or to a Activity's File Links tab. When you drag-and-drop an image file into a cell, the picture is inserted at the cursor's location. If the picture is smaller than the cell, the picture retains its original size. If the picture is bigger than the cell, the cell is resized to the extent of the picture.

If you drag-and-drop multiple pictures into the Graphic File list, new entries are created. If a picture you dragged has a duplicate name, it replaces the existing picture in the list. If you drag a picture into the view directly, no changes are made to the library; no new graphic object is created and none is replaced. This is similar to operations from the toolbar.

Exchanging Data with other Programs

Use your computer's clipboard to exchange data types from this list with other programs and vice versa. See Export via the Clipboard for more information.

To export using the clipboard:

Fields that can be exported

Name, Default Milestone Graphic, Milestone Graphic, Performed Graphic, and Baseline Graphic

Note:  Only textual data can be exported for this list; graphical data cannot be exported or imported.