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Using Temporary Rulers in L-Edit

Using Temporary Rulers in L-Edit

Postby Tanner_AE_SB » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:09 pm

Many customers know how to use the permanent rulers that are located using the drawing icons but may not know about the option to create temporary rulers to measure objects in their layout. Permanent rulers are placed in the layout using a specific layer from the layer palette or on a special ruler layer and stay on the layout until they are deleted just like other drawn objects. This is very useful for documentation purposes but you may not always want to have the ruler appear on the layout. Temporary rulers are available in L-Edit starting in v14.10 and higher. Temporary rulers can be placed, toggled on and off, or cleared with the click of a button.

A new temporary ruler may be drawn by pressing the T key or Draw > Temporary Ruler and then moving the mouse and pressing the Left-Mouse-Button to end and place the ruler. You can also use teh T key to end the ruler. You can use this in conjunction with Object Snapping to achieve precision in the start and stop of the ruler.

A nice feature when using temporary rulers is that the text showing the distance will rescale depending on the zoom level you are at in the layout. This allows you to zoom in and out and still read the distance easily.

You can even start a temporary ruler while in the middle of drawing an object and the ruler will start wherever your cursor is located. Pressing the Right-Mouse-Button or pressing ESC during the drawing of a temporary ruler will erase the ruler.

Temporary rulers that have been placed may be hidden / toggled on-and-off by pressing the Toggle Markers icon on the Node Highlighting, Verification Error Navigator, or SDL Navigator Toolbars. When the icon is depressed, the temporary rulers will be hidden and when not depressed will be visible. You can also clear all temporary rulers by pressing the Clear Markers icon located jus to the right of the Toggle Markers icon.

The size of the text that appears for temporary rulers can be modified by selecting Setup > Application and selecting the Rendering Tab. Just change the Temporary ruler text height setting in Pixels.
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Re: Using Temporary Rulers in L-Edit

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Re: Using Temporary Rulers in L-Edit

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Re: Using Temporary Rulers in L-Edit

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