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Advanced Viewer Help - Draw

The Draw widget allows you to draw basic graphics and text onto the map. It provides basic sketching and redlining functionality for the Advanced Viewer. It also displays some measurements for drawn features, such as lengths for lines, and areas and/or perimeters for polygons. When the tool initially activates, a dialog box shows containing 11 feature creation tools. From left to right, they are as follows:

  • Point
  • Line
  • Polyline
  • Freehand Line
  • Triangle
  • Rectangle
  • Circle
  • Ellipse
  • Polygon
  • Freehand Polygon
  • Text
    Draw symbol types
  1. Select the desired drawing mode by clicking the symbol type.
  2. Optionally, change the symbol for the feature using the symbol picker in the Draw tool.
    1. For point symbols, select the marker category (different symbols are available in each category), size, color, transparency, outline color, and outline width of the symbol. Only the size is available for the picture marker symbols.
      Basic point symbol editor
      Picture point symbol editor
    2. For line symbols, select a pre-defined symbol from the box. You may also customize the color, style, transparency, and width of the symbol. Click Show Measurements and select the Distance Units to display the measurement with the line.
      Line symbol editor
    3. For polygon symbols, select a pre-defined symbol from the box. You may also customize the fill color, transparency, outline color, and outline width of the symbol. Click Show Measurements and select the Area Units and Distance Units to display the measurement with the polygon.
      Polygon symbol editor
    4. For text symbols, enter the Text to be drawn, and select a font color and size for the symbol.
      Text symbol editor
  3. Draw features and texts on the map.
  4. If the Add the drawing as an operational layer of the map option is checked, open Layer List tool, you will see Draw_Results layer.
  5. Click Undo or Redo to undo or redo the drawing features. Click Clear to remove all of them.