Click the Draw | Tools | Reshape command to move, add, or delete vertices from polylines and polygons. The Draw | Tools | Reshape command is also used to edit cross section connections.
Click on the polyline, polygon, or cross section layers either in the Object Manager or the view window to select the object. Click the Draw | Tools | Reshape command or right-click on the object and choose Reshape to enter the reshape mode. After selecting Reshape, the cursor changes to to indicate reshape mode. For a cross section, click on the layer name in the Object Manager or in the cross section view window and click the Draw | Tools | Reshape command to edit a specific layer. The object's vertices appear as hollow blue squares. Reshape mode is persistent and you can reshape multiple items until you exit the reshape mode. After you reshape an object, select another object to reshape or exit reshape mode.
When Reshape is activated the lines of the
object turns blue, with blue squares for vertices.
To exit reshape mode and save the changes made to the object, press ENTER on the keyboard, press ESC on the keyboard, select another command or toolbar button, or double-click in the white space in the view window.
Left-click on a vertex to select it. The selected vertex is indicated by a solid cyan square.
To select the first vertex, press the HOME key. To select the last vertex, press the END key.
To shift the selected vertices forward by one position, press the TAB key. To shift the selected vertices backward by one position, hold the SHIFT key and press the TAB key.
Hovering the mouse over an unselected vertex will display a grey highlight around the vertex indicating it may be selected or dragged.
The cursor will change to when it is over a vertex to indicate the vertex may be selected or dragged.
A selected vertex
All vertices can be deselected by clicking in an unused space in the view window.
When a vertex is selected and the cursor displays as , hold the left mouse button down and drag the vertex to a new location. As the vertex is dragged its prior position is still visible as a cyan square. The location of the former line segments are displayed in yellow, and the current location of the line segments is displayed in black. Release the left mouse button to place the vertex in the new location. Alternatively, place the cursor over the vertex, hold the SPACEBAR, and use the ARROW keys on the keyboard to move the vertex to a new location.
Click on a vertex and drag it to the new location. Release the mouse button and the vertex is moved.
Each individual edit can be undone using the Home | Undo | Undo command.
To enter insert mode, hold down the CTRL key. The cursor will change to . Left-click anywhere in the view window, or on the existing object and a new node will be added at that location to the closes point on the existing object.
To delete a vertex, select the vertex and press the DELETE key on the keyboard.
If two or more vertices are linked together, you can unlink them by pressing the SHIFT key on the keyboard, selecting one vertex and moving it to a new location.
If two or more vertices should be linked together, you can press the SHIFT and ALT keys on the keyboard. Then, click on the first vertex and drag it near the other vertex. The point will snap to the nearby point.
While in reshape mode you can move the page by holding down the left mouse button in an area where there are no vertices and dragging the mouse.
When the reshape tool is active, the status bar displays tips on reshaping objects on the far left side. The fourth section indicates how far the selected vertex has been moved.
The far left side of the status bar shows tips on how to reshape items. The fourth section shows
how far the vertex has been moved (4.50 inches to the right in the X direction and 4.62 inches down in the Y direction).
To edit a polyline or polygon:
Click on the polyline or polygon in the view window or Object Manager to select it.
Click the Draw | Tools | Reshape command.
The cursor changes to and all the vertices in the selected polyline or polygon appear as small hollow squares.
To move a vertex, left-click on the vertex with the mouse and drag it to a new location.
To add a vertex, hold down the CTRL key and click the area on the polygon or polyline where the point should be added.
To delete a vertex, click on the vertex to delete and press the DELETE key on the keyboard.
After reshaping the object, press the ENTER or ESC key to exit edit mode.
Cross section layers can be edited with the Draw | Tools | Reshape command. To enter the reshape mode, click on any of the layers in the cross section view window or click on the specific layer to edit in the Object Manager. Click the Draw | Tools | Reshape command to enter reshape mode. To change the shape of the layer:
Click on any of the vertices, indicated by the hollow blue squares.
Hold down the left mouse button and drag the vertex to the new location.
If the vertex is shared between different layers and you only want to move it for one layer, press and hold the SHIFT key on the keyboard. Click on the vertex and drag it to the desired location. The vertex only moves for the selected layer. This is very useful for pinchouts that connect.
If a vertex should be shared between different layers, press and hold the SHIFT and ALT keys on the keyboard. Click on the vertex and drag it near the other vertex. The vertices will snap together and be linked.
To add a vertex, hold down the CTRL key on the keyboard and click the area on the layer to add the point.
To delete a vertex, click on the vertex and press the DELETE key on the keyboard.
To snap a vertex to the closest point of another layer, click on the vertex. Hold the left mouse button down and begin moving the vertex. Press the ALT key on the keyboard and the vertex snaps to the closest point of the layer nearest the cursor.
After reshaping the layer, click on another layer to select it.
Press ESC on the keyboard or click on Cross Section, Logs, or Layers object in the Object Manager to end reshape mode.
Draw Menu Commands
Cross Section View
Cross Section Layers