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Cut

Documentation | Help File | UI | 2D Mode | Menu | Edit | Cut

Clicking on the Edit/Cut menu item provides the means for transferring a shape or a group of shapes to the temporary clipboard layer. This operation removes the shapes from the source layer.

To cut a shape or a group of shapes from a vector layer and store them in the temporary clipboard layer

  1. Activate (highlight) the layer from which shapes are to be cut. Do this by clicking on its name in the Legend.
  2. Click on the Edit/Cut menu item.

or

  1. Activate (highlight) the layer from which shapes are to be cut. Do this by clicking on its name in the Legend panel.
  2. Expand the context menu by clicking with the right mouse button on the layer name in the Legend and click on the Open layer data item - the Data panel will appear at the bottom of the Editor window.
  3. In the Data panel, click on the GIS_SELECTED property checkboxes of the desired shapes - this operation selects these shapes.
  4. Click on the Edit/Cut menu item.

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Associated functions

  • To transfer all shapes from the temporary clipboard layer to a vector layer, use the Paste feature.
  • To save all shapes stored in the temporary clipboard layer to a new vector layer file, use the Save Clipboard feature.

Similar functions

  • To copy selected shapes to the temporary clipboard layer, use the Copy feature.
  • To copy selected shapes to the temporary clipboard layer in an advanced manner, use the Copy Special feature.

Key shortcut

  • The Ctrl+X key combination.

Note

  • The temporary clipboard layer is a virtual object (stored in memory) automatically created by the Cut feature and is not file type specific.
  • The Cut operation erases any previous content from the temporary clipboard layer.
  • The Cut operation copies all the selected shapes to the temporary clipboard layer as a single shape, i.e. all the cut shapes are fused into a single shape.
  • The Cut operation concerns only the shapes geometry, and not the attributes.
2018/05/22 11:26

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