To construct an open line path, select the open line tool, either by clicking on the open line button or by selecting Tools->Open Line (Ctrl-L).
To construct a closed line path, select the closed line tool, either by clicking on the closed line button or by selecting Tools->Closed Line (Ctrl+Shift-L).
Use the primary mouse button to click on each vertex defining the path. To complete the path, do one of the following:
- Double-click instead of single-clicking
on the final vertex: this performs the combined function of defining
the vertex and finishing the path. If you use this method, be
careful not to accidentally create two coincident vertices at the
end point, or it will cause a problem for any mid or end
marker that you apply.
- Single-click on the final vertex and then complete the path by pressing the Enter key or by clicking on the finish button or by selecting Tools->Finish.
- Line Colour
- Fill Colour
- Line Style
- Editing Control Points
- Step-by-Step Example: A House
- Step-by-Step Example: A House With No Mouse