Functions of the footer icons

 

   

You can find these displays and icons on the bottom right of your window. They realise the following functions:

  Here, the current position of the cursor or cross is displayed permanently in the coordinate system for orientation purposes.

 

The current scale factors are displayed here. You can change the scales in the Paper set-up function or by clicking on the scale display. After clicking on the scale display, the following dialog appears:

The desired values for the distance and time scale can either be entered using your keyboard or set values can be selected from the pull-down menu and then applied to the distance-time diagram by clicking on 'Apply '. Whilst the scale dialog is displayed, the coordinate system is covered by an orange frame. The frame has 'adjusters' at every corner and on every side by means of which you can limit the area relevant for your diragram by using the mouse meaning that an optimal utilization is guaranteed for the selected paper size. After that, you can set the scales to 'round' values again via the same dialog. This function is described in detail under Scale tool.

  After clicking on the numerical value of the current zoom factor, you can enter the new required value via the keyboard. A pull-down menu with preset scale factors for selection opens up over the triangle to be found to the right of this. With the 'Zoom window ' function, you can open up a window with the mouse, the content of which scaled in the window to fill the screen. When selecting 'Zoom in ' or 'Zoom out ', the current section of the image is enlarged or decreased by factor 2. With 'Zoom to paper ', the section is  adjusted to the paper size currently selected. If you want to display the elements currently placed in your drawing at a maximum size in the window, then select 'Zoom all '. 


 

These icons enable fast access to the snap functions and the Log in and Registration processes. The selected snap functions are highlighted in orange when activated (white=turned off, orange=activated).

Here you can set various snaps. When creating new objects, you can place them in any position in the diagram.Sometimes new drawing elements need to be placed precisely relative to objects already there. 

  Snap to objects: If the 'Snap/To Objects ' function is ticked, 'snap points' will be offered to you when moving the mouse over other objects and displayed with a blue triangle. If you click the left mouse button when there is a visible blue triangle, your new drawing element will be attached to exactly this point. Sometimes there are several objects in the area directly surrounding the points of focus. In that case, a circle is displayed instead of a blue triangle. Press the left mouse button and move over the elements in question to be highlighted with the cursor. Then click on the desired object and your new drawing element will be attached to it. You can look at this procedure in this video.
    Snap to grid: Should you want to position new elements on the intersections of the displayed grid, then tick the 'To grid ' box. the widths of the grid can be set under 'Settings' in the 'Paper setup ' function. Select 'Orthogonally ' if you want to add vertical or horizontal lines or arrows, for example. 
  Snap orthogonally: Select 'Orthogonally ' if you want to ad vertical or horizontal lines of arrows.
  If you are not logged in to the application, you will be redirected to the log in after clicking on this icon. After logging in, the icon will turn orange. After clicking on the icon again, you will be logged out. You can also Log in and Log out by clicking on 'User' in the drop-down menu on the left. You have to log out if you want to carry on working on another computer.
  If you have not registered yet, then you will be redirected to Register when clicking on this icon. The registrtion process is described in detail in this video. If you have already registered, then clicking on this icon will reveal how long your license key is still valid.