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VScad3 Resources Menu

2.2.3 Pattern, Font.

"Resources / Pattern..." : This will bring up the "Define Fill Patterns" dialog. Fill patterns can be used as cross-hatching for Polygon entities. Each fill pattern has a user-specified name, and is defined by the cross-hatch line angle (measured in degrees counter-clockwise from horizontal), and the cross-hatch spacing (the distance, in pixels, between the cross-hatch lines). To define a new fill pattern, set the cross-hatch angle and cross-hatch spacing. Type in a new name (a name that is not already in the "Current Patterns" list). Then click on "Create". The new fill pattern will then appear in the list. To modify an existing fill pattern, click on the desired fill pattern in the list. Then modify it's angle and spacing parameters and click on "Apply". (The name of an existing fill pattern can not be changed). Fill patterns can be deleted via the main "File / Delete => Patterns..." menu.


"Resources / Fonts..." : This will bring up the "Define Fonts" dialog. Fonts can be used for Annotation entities. Each Font has a user-specified name. Fonts can be one of three basic types: "Hershey" (vector), hardware ("Helvetica", "Courier", "Times", "Symbol"), or "True Type". Different computers will have different True Type fonts installed. Use the "Font Type" field to set the font type. The "Hershey (vector) Type" field can be used to set the style for a Hershey font. This field is only active when the Font Type is set to "Hershey". The "True Type" field is for selecting the style for a True Type font. This field is only active when the Font Type is set to "True Type". The "Line Thickness" field controls the width of the text lines (1, 3, or 5 pixels wide). This setting only applies to Hershey fonts. The "Font Style" setting applies to the hardware fonts ("Helvetica", "Courier", "Times", "Symbol") and it can be set to "Plain", "Italic", "Bold", or "Bold Italic".

To define a new font, set all the font style parameters. Type in a new name (a name that is not already in the "Current Fonts" list). Then click on "Create". The new font will then appear in the list. To modify an existing font, click on the desired font in the list. Then modify it's style parameters and click on "Apply". (The name of an existing font can not be changed). Fonts can be deleted via the main "File / Delete => Fonts..." menu.

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