The Editi command is used to edit polylines.

The Editi command can be selected from:
  The sidebar menu.
  The Edit pull down menu.
  By entering editi at the command prompt.

First prompt
Select Item to Edit:

Next prompt
Start,Next,Prev,End,Insert,Break,Move,Delete,eXit
Edit the Selected Item <Prev|Next>:

The EDITI command is used to edit the graphic items. 

When lines are selected the nodes in the lines can be edited.

When arc's or circles are selected the user is presented with the option of converting them into multi segmented lines, which then can be edited.

The editi command can be selected from the EDITOR pull-down menu or by entering editi on the command line.

The selection must be a line graphics object. If a circle or an arc is selected to be edited the command line will prompt, This is a (circle or arc), Would you like to convert it to a polyline? <Y:N>. Click the left or right mouse button for yes or no respectively. When converting circles and arcs to polylines they consist of many line segments.

When selecting the editi command, the command line prompts, Select Item to Edit:. The selection must be a line graphics object. The crosshair cursor changes and there is a small box at the intersection. This box is the selection area. Place this box over the object, or a part of the object, and select by clicking the left mouse button. The selected item will change color to red, verifying selection.

The command line will prompt, Edit Item Line <Next, Previous>. The crosshair will remain in the graphics window. There will be displayed, at the first node (start of the line object), an icon resembling a fish. This icon will point in the direction of the Next node. Clicking the left mouse button will move the icon to the next node. Clicking the right mouse button will move the icon to the previous node.

When this first line object is selected the Main menu sidebar to the right of the graphics window changes to accommodate for editing. Coordinates will be displayed for the x, y locations of specific nodes. These nodes are the PAST (previous), AT (node selected), and NEXT. The number in the box under NODE is the nodes’ position in the sequence of nodes from start to end of the line graphics object. SEGMENTS, shows the number of line segments in the line graphics object. There is also a list of command buttons to choose from; START, NEXT, PREV, END, INSERT, BREAK, MOVE, DELETE, and END.

The START button will select the first node of the line object. A green icon, resembling a fish will be on the first node. This icon will always point in the direction of the NEXT node. When the icon is on the end node it will always point to 0,0. This is a default direction because there is not a NEXT node.

The NEXT button will move the icon one node in the direction it is pointing. By continually pressing the NEXT button the icon will move its way to the END of the line object one node at a time.

The PREV (previous) button will move the icon in the direction of the start of the line object. The icon will always point in the direction of the end of the line object.

The END button will put the icon at the end of the line object.

The INSERT button will insert a node after the node that is selected. This new node will be placed at the midpoint of the selected node and the NEXT node.

The BREAK button will break the line object at the selected node. The line object that remains red (selected) is from the break to the original END of the object. Only the selected line object that remains red can be edited further within this editi command.

The MOVE button allows the node selected to be dragged with the crosshair by moving the mouse. When at the desired location, click the left or right mouse button.

The DELETE button will delete the selected node and join the NEXT and PREVIOUS nodes together with a line segment. The START and END nodes cannot be deleted.

The END button ends any of the commands listed previously. The command line will then prompt, Select Item to Edit:. A new line object can be selected for editing without exiting the editi command.

While in the editi command other commands can be utilized to enable movement in the graphics window. The commands available are; zoomw, zoomp, zooml, and pan. These commands can only be accessed through the function keys: Zoom window (F2), zoom previous (F3), zoom limits (F4), and pan (F5).

When the node for editing is selected, select the desired editing command button. The commands listed can be executed one after another until the editing is done to the selected line object. To select a new line object select the bottom END command button. Or if the node editing is done, select the bottom END button then click the right mouse button. By pressing the esc (escape) key will also end the node-editing mode. The next press of the escape key will then end the editi command and go back to the command line.

To resume the editi command, click the right mouse button.


Console area messages displayed during Editi command.

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