|This task shows you how to create an area by keying in a size and clicking a location.|
|1.||Click the Area button .|
|The Area Creation dialog box is
|2.||Select the Rectangular - Location button .|
|3.||Select the Type of area you want
|4.||If you need to then check Set area origin same as parent. This will make the origin of the area you create the same as the parent object, which is the current active object.|
|5.||Define the size of the
You can only define the X and Y values for the Rectangular - Location option. The Height value can be defined for all options.
|6.||Select a display option:
|7.||Optional. To display descriptive
text on the area, activate either or both of these options:
|You should be able to see the shape of your area when you move the mouse pointer. If you do not see it then click the Fit All In button.|
|8.||Check Create Area in New Document if you want to do so. See Saving an Area in a New Document.|
Define the elevation of the area
you will create. Check one of the options:
|10.||You are now ready to indicate a
location for your area by clicking the left mouse button. Before doing so
you can use the Shift key to toggle
the axis to one of the four corners or the center of the area. See below.
The area is displayed after you click the left mouse button.
You can use the Shift key to toggle the
axis to one of the four corners or the center of the area you are creating.
After Step 9 above:
A. Move your mouse pointer so that your area is located where you want it.
B. Use the Shift key to toggle the axis. Then go to Step 8. The pictures below show the axis toggled from center to upper left.
If you have more than one area in your document you can make one active by clicking the Activate Area button (in the General Environment Tools toolbar) and selecting an area.