FAQ

Menu Items: Draw Mode and Edit Mode

The configuration tree display can be used in two distinct modes: Edit Mode and Draw ModeEdit Mode is used to configure tree item parameters to match the input data coming from the AutoCAD drawing. Draw Mode can be used for sketching or rapid creation of new elements to the AutoCAD drawing based on the configuration.

The Edit Mode is the default start up mode for the program. The Draw Mode can be activated from the Draw pull-down menu or from the toolbar.

Edit Mode

In Edit Mode, the configuration tree is shown with all possible items. Double clicking any tree item opens up the parameter configuration dialog for that item. The mouse “right click” menu for an item contains the all the actions for that item. 

Insert  ...  - Create a new item in to the configuration tree.

Duplicate  - Make copy of the currently selected item.

Remove  - Remove currently selected item.

Move up  - Move selected item upwards in the configuration tree.

Move down  - Move selected item downwards in the configuration tree.

Draw  - Create layer and Draw new objects in the DWG drawing based on the configuration of the selected item.

Properties...  - Access the properties of selected item.

Help  - Help for the currently selected item.

Draw Mode

In Draw Mode, the configuration tree shows only those items that can be created to AutoCAD (as polylines, points or symbols). Double clicking any item in the configuration tree starts the respective drawing function in AutoCAD (e.g. PLINE, POINT or INSERT). The mouse “right click” menu for an item contains only the drawing related actions for that item.

Draw  - Create layer and Draw new objects in the DWG drawing based on the configuration of the selected item.

Create Layer  - Creates the AutoCAD layer for the currently selected item

Layer Properties  - Opens the AutoCAD Layer Properties Manager for the currently selected tree item.

Help  - Help for the currently selected item.