Editing the Design and Shapes
Editing is the process of adding, moving, changing, or reducing the points in a shape. This book
includes basic Windows commands to save you time plus new information on the redesigned
Detail Edit. It is divided into the following chapters:
Chapter 37: Using the Edit Menu provides information about copying, pasting, undoing, and
Chapter 38: Detail Editing Segments and Points of Vector Objects, discusses the new Detail
Editing tools and how to use them.
Chapter 39: Reducing the Number of Points to Improve Cutting with the Thin Command,
provides several tools to reduce (thin) the number of points in a shape so that your plotter can
cut more smoothly.
Using the Edit Menu
The Windows commands in the Edit menu allows you to do multiple undos and redos, as well
as to copy and paste to the clipboard. You can also access these commands by clicking right
when using the Color Selection or Selection tool.
Using Undo and Redo
Correct editing errors by using the Undo or Redo commands in the Edit menu. These
commands allow you to do multiples of Undo or Redo. Both commands display the most recent
action taken. For example, if the last action taken was to draw a box, the Undo command
displays Undo Create Box. If you undo that action, the Redo command describes the last action
to be redone, for example Redo Create Box.
To use Undo and Redo
1 Click Edit > Undo (or Redo).
2 Repeat step one for multiple undos or redos.
Tip: You can set the level of undos in Tools > Options > General.
Note: You cannot undo once you save a file.
Copying parts or all of a design
The Copy, Copy To, Paste, Paste Special, and Paste Back commands in the Edit menu, plus the
Paste Here command accessed by right-clicking with the mouse, allow you to copy entire jobs
or selected objects of a job. You can then paste or paste back those objects into an existing file
(Copy) or create a new file (Copy To). These commands use the clipboard, which is a te