CuteDraw 2.0 Help System

Drawing Shapes

Display the Drawing toolbar

Set the default formatting for drawing lines

Draw a rectangle or square

Draw an ellipse or circle

Draw a line

Draw a sector

Draw an arc

Draw a curve

Draw a freehand curve

Draw a shape that has multiple segments

Display the Drawing toolbar

The Tools toolbar contain all the drawing tools you need to draw and edit your own shapes.

To show Tools toolbar, on View menu, move mouse to Toolbars, click Tools on pop menu.

Set the default formatting for drawing lines

Please read Set the default formatting for drawing lines.

Draw a rectangle or square

  1. On the Tools toolbar, click the Rectangle tool .

  2. Point to where you want a corner of the shape.

  3. Drag until the shape is the size you want.

    To draw square, drag the mouse to 45 degree direction from start point, the assistant line will appear and snap mouse, drag mouse along the assistant line until the size you want.

    Note Make sure Drawing adis option checked, otherwise the assistant line will never appear.

Draw an ellipse or circle

  1. On the Tools toolbar, click the Ellipse tool .

  2. Point to where you want to start drawing the shape.

  3. Drag until the shape is the size you want.

    To draw circle, drag the mouse to 45 degree direction from start point, the assistant line will appear and snap mouse, drag mouse along the assistant line until the size you want.

    Note Make sure Drawing adis option checked, otherwise the assistant line will never appear.

Draw a line

  1. On the Tools toolbar, click the Line tool .

  2. Point to where you want to start the line.

  3. Drag to draw the line.

    Notes

    • To draw a polyline, continue drawing lines that touch each other.
    • To draw a polygon, draw touching lines that form a closed shape.
    • To draw horizontal or vertical straight line, drag the mouse near the direction, the assistant line will appear and snap mouse.

             

Draw a sector

  1. On the Tools toolbar, click the Sector tool .

  2. Point to where you want to start the sector.

  3. Drag to draw the sector.

Draw an arc

  1. On the Tools toolbar, click the Arc tool .

  2. Point to where you want to start the arc.

  3. Drag to draw the arc.

Draw a curve

  1. On the Tools toolbar, click the Curve tool .

  2. Point to where you want to start the curve.

  3. Click and move the second point you want.

  4. Click and move the third point you want.

  5. Click and move the fourth point you want, and click.

Draw a freehand curve

  1. On the Tools toolbar, click the Freehand tool .

  2. Point to where you want to start the freehand curve.

  3. Drag to draw the freehand curve.

Draw a shape that has multiple segments

  1. On View menu, move mouse to Toolbars, click Tools on pop menu.

  2. Click one of the following tools:

    • Line tool

    • Sector tool

    • Arc tool

    • Curve tool

    • Freehand tool

  3. To draw the first segment, point to where you want to start the shape, and then drag until the segment is the size you want.

  4. To draw the second segment, point to the endpoint (endpoint: Either of the square handles that appear at the beginning or end of a selected line, arc, or other one-dimensional shape.) of the first segment (the pointer will look like a plus sign), and then drag.

    After you draw the second segment, the shape displays vertices (vertex, vertices: One of the diamond-shaped handles that appears between two segments on a multiple-segment shape, or at the end of a segment. You can reshape a shape or connector by dragging its vertices.) instead of endpoints .

  5. To draw additional segments, point to the vertex at the end of the last segment you added, and then drag to draw the next segment.

  6. To close the shape, drag the endpoint of the last segment you create over the vertex at the beginning of the first segment.

    The shape becomes opaque, indicating itís a closed shape (closed shape: A shape that is surrounded by a continuous outline, such as a rectangle or circle. You can fill a closed shape with a color or a pattern.).

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