Add Graphic Tool

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The Add Graphic Tool allows you to embed other graphic items onto the drawing canvas.

Adding a graphic (symbol) item

To embed a graphic (symbol) onto the drawing canvas:

  1. Select the Add Graphic tool Add Graphic Symbol.
  2. Choose the graphic symbol from the tag browser.
  3. Click OK to close the tag browser.
  4. Press the mouse button down on the drawing canvas to start adding the graphic item.
  5. Drag the cursor to define the size and orientation of the new graphic item.
  6. Release the mouse button to complete adding the graphic item.

As an alternative you can embed a graphic (symbol) by dragging and dropping from the Tag Window:

  1. Select the Graphic Item you want to embed in the Tag Window.
  2. Drag the Graphic Item onto the drawing canvas.
  3. Select Embed Graphic from the pop-up menu.
  4. Use the Select Shape Tool to position and size the embedded graphic.

Modifying Existing Embedded Graphic Items

Use the Selection Methods and Tools to reposition or resize Embedded Graphic Items.

Data can be passed from the containing graphic to the embedded graphic using the VariableBindings property. Use the Embedded Graphic Bindings Editor to edit these bindings.

Temporarily Changing to Select Mode

While in add embedded graphic mode you can temporarily switch to the last select mode, by holding down the <Ctrl> key down.

Further Information

Graphic Editor Toolbar

For the different tools in the graphics editor.

Embedded Graphic Bindings Editor

For information about editing embedded graphic bindings.

Graphic Editor

For information about editing graphic pages in Fernhill SCADA.


For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.