Add Polylines

Use the Insert Polyline/Bezier Line function to draw a linear graphic object in a view. Polylines are complex graphic objects. Segments of a polyline can be converted into curves and edited with Bezier points. If the first or last segment is converted to a curve, the line end can no longer be printed.

Notes: We do not recommend complex line styles for curves.

Ways to access

  • Click the Insert Polyline/Bezier Line icon on the Insert toolbar. Then click a position for the polyline in the view.


Create a Polyline

  1. Click the Insert Toolbar the button Polyline or select from the menu Insert - Object the entry Polyline.

  2. Move the mouse to the required position in the working window.

  3. Create the object Polyline by clicking and dragging.

  4. Create further points on the existing polyline by clicking and dragging or click the line by right mouse: Add Point.

  5. Move the points in order to modify the polyline.

  6. Use the handles to edit the polyline with the mouse.

  7. Use the tabs Display and Position in the Details Area to edit the polylines created.

Change a polyline into a curve

  1. Select an existing polyline.

  2. Click with the right mouse button between two points.

  3. Select from the context menu the entry Convert to Curves.

  4. Use the Beziers editing points to form the curves.

Connect a polygon with an activity

  1. Select the ellipse.

  2. Click and drag the yellow/red Pin Point onto an existing activity until the mouse cursor changes to a large anchor symbol.

  3. Let go of the mouse button.

Set defaults for creating objects

Select an object from the Insert Toolbar, defaults can be set before drawing in the Preset Toolbar.

These settings will however be used for all objects.

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Further information

Create Distance Graphics

Insert Graphic Objects