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Helper Shapes


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There are a number of helper shapes that can be used to form the template for aprons and painted lines. They are accessed from the right click menu



Select your choice and you can then edit, rotate or move it into position


While it is selected use the right click menu and select Make Apron or Make Painted Line


After you make the apron or line either delete the helper or move it to another place and re-use.

For some shapes you will be asked to choose how many vertex points you want to use. Generally the bigger the size of the shape the more points


If the vertices overlap then you can change the size by using the Z key as per the tooltip


If it is a painted line then use the property grid to change the type from default if you wish