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The Vector Edit Tool and Property Bar gives you information about the selected vector, and provides buttons for many functions.
Use this tool if you want to edit any of the vectors or points (nodes) in your layout. The Vector Edit Tool is the second icon from the top in the toolbox on the left side of the screen.
This is the horizontal position in the layout. Read only.
This is the vertical position in the layout. Read only.
This is the radius of the arc. Read only.
This is the length of the vector.
Angle of Arc
This is the angle of the arc, when an arc is selected. Read only.
This is the tangency error between the selected vector and the following vector. Read only. Use Smooth Vectors to automatically decrease the tangency error for the entire graphic.
Enables or disables Common Point Editing (only applicable when using color vectorizing).
Allow EditingAllows editing of the existing nodes.
AddBreaks the selected vector in two, at the point where you clicked to select the vector.
To LineConverts the selected vector to a line.
ArcConverts the selected vector to an arc.
To BezierConvert the selected vector to a bezier curve.
Make Sharp CornerThis turns the selected arc into a sharp corner, where the arc is replaced by two lines that are tangent with the adjacent vectors.
Break loopBreaks the loop open. Open loops cannot be filled with color, but they can display the stroke color.
Set start endSet the start/end point of the current loop to the selected vector.
Close LoopCloses the loop. Only closed loops can be filled with color.
Toggle Corner Tangent stateThis toggle the sharp corner flag when editing bezier curves, which determines whether two adjacent beziers will be forced to be tangent when editing one of them.
DeleteDeletes the vector. Use Undo to bring it back.
X Axis MirrorEnables X-Axis mirroring.
Y Axis MirrorEnables Y-Axis mirroring.
Horizontal GuideAdds a horizontal guideline at the selected vector.
Vertical GuideAdds a vertical guide at the selected vector.
Please note that many of the above options are also available in the Vector Edit Pop-Up Menu shown here. You can access this menu by double clicking on the vector or point.
Note on Vector Editing an LED Object
You can vector edit an LED object when the Dynamic checkbox is checked in the PowerFlow tab. Then when you want to see the LED flow along the new vector path, press ~ (backtick) or press Repop in the PowerFlow tab to have the modules recreated along the new path.
Alt-smoothing is a unique feature offered in the Vector Edit Tool, but there's no button for it due to how it works. If you want to rapidly smooth a sequence of vectors, you can use this approach:
What will happen at this point is all the vectors between the first and last vector selected will be turn into a single arc. This does not currently work with bezier curves.
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