CatNet Systems CH-1 Help
Edit Graphic Screen
Edit mode allows adding, deleting and changing properties of graphic components. A "component" is any visual item on a graphic screen. Several Components are available including text labels, check boxes, animations, etc.
To add new components to the graphic, drag an item from the device tree and drop it on the graphic. A component selection dialog will be displayed allowing selection of a component to use for the item.
Alternately, click the button to display the Components dialog that allows adding components that are not attached to device tree items.
Most editor functions require one or more components to be selected. Click a component to select it. Multiple components may be selected by holding down the Shift key while clicking.
Multiple components may also be selected by drawing a box around the desired components. Click anywhere on the background of the graphic (not on a component) and hold the left button down while dragging the mouse. All components that touch or are within the box will be selected.
With one or more components selected, click on one of the selected components and while holding the left button down, drag the components anywhere on the graphic screen.
While dragging components, the Shift key may be held down to restrict the components to only vertical movement. Hold the Ctrl key down to restrict them to only horizontal movement.
Right-click a component and select "Properties" to edit the settings of a component. Multiple components may be edited at the same time if they are all the same type. Note that this will change all of the settings of all of the selected components, not just the settings that are changed.
Click the "Apply" button to apply and see the changes. Click the "Close" button when done making changes.
To change the point attached to a component, drag the new point from the device tree and drop it on the component.
Right-click a component to display the pop-up menu. The available menu selections are:
Properties... - Display the Properties dialog for the selected components.
Align... - Display the Align dialog that allows aligning multiple components.
Size... - Display the Size dialog that allows sizing multiple components.
Scale... - Display the Scale dialog that allows scaling multiple components.
Delete Item(s) - Delete the selected components.
Cut Items(s) - Copy the selected components to the clipboard and delete them from this graphic.
Copy Item(s) - Copy the selected components to the clipboard.
Paste Item(s) - Paste components from the clipboard in to this graphic.
Bring to Front - Move the selected components to the front of the display so they will appear to be above other components.
Send to Back - Move the selected components to the back of the display so they will appear to be behind other components.
Save Component - Save the selected component along with all of its current settings as a template. This will allow the component to be easily re-used.
Components may be copied and pasted between graphics but keep in mind that the points attached to the pasted components may have to be manually re-attached if the graphics are not under the same device and points with the same names do not exist on the second device.
View Mode - Return to View mode.
Save Graphic - Save changes made to this graphic.
Edit Properties - Edit the properties of this graphic, such as background options.
Align Components - Click the icon to display the Align dialog. Click the down arrow to quickly select an alignment option.
Size Components - Click the icon to display the Size dialog. Click the down arrow to quickly select a size option.
Cut to Clipboard - Copy the selected components to the clipboard and delete them from this graphic.
Copy to Clipboard - Copy the selected components to the clipboard.
Paste from Clipboard - Paste components from the clipboard in to this graphic.
Delete Components - Delete the selected components.
Scale Graphic - Click the magnifying glass to automatically scale the graphic to the current screen size. Click the down arrow to select a different scale.
View Components - View the list of components and select one to place on this graphic.
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