Rectangle rotated [polygon]
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Clicking on the lower
Shape/Create new shape/Rectangle rotated menu item activates one of the special editing features used to create a shape of the polygon type on a vector layer. A rectangular polygon shape created with the
Rectangle rotated feature is an area bounded by a rotated outline composed of four sequentially numbered vertices with four perpendicularly oriented straight line segments connecting them.
To create a rotated rectangular polygon shape on a vector layer
Activate (highlight) the layer in which the polygon is to be created. Do this by clicking on its name in the Legend
Click on the lower
Shape/Create new shape/Rectangle rotated menu item.
Within the Map area
move the mouse pointer over the desired location and click - a starting corner vertex of the outline will be fixed.
Adjust the rotation of the polygon and the length of the first face by moving the mouse pointer in any direction. Click when finished.
Adjust the size of the polygon by moving the mouse pointer perpendicularly to the first face.
Click again to finish drawing the outline - the area will appear.
Also accessible by
icon on the Standard toolbar
; if not visible click on the rightmost
icon on the same toolbar and then on the lower
item on the drop-down list.
To edit an existing shape, use the Edit shape
To remove a shape from a vector layer, use the Delete shape feature.