Parent page: Schematic Objects
A Bezier curve is a non-electrical drawing primitive. It is a free-form curved line that can be placed on a schematic sheet. The curve is defined by a series of vertex points that 'pull' the line into a curved shape.
Beziers are available for placement in both Schematic and Schematic Library Editors:
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will enter Bezier placement mode. Placement is made by performing the following sequence of actions:
Additional actions that can be performed during placement are:
This method of editing allows you to select a placed Bezier object directly in the workspace and change its size and/or shape, graphically.
When a Bezier object is selected, the following editing handles are available:
The following methods of non-graphical editing are available:
Dialog page: Bezier
This method of editing uses the Bezier dialog to modify the properties of a Bezier object.
The Bezier dialog can be accessed prior to entering placement mode, from the Schematic – Default Primitives page of the Preferences dialog. This allows the default properties for the bezier object to be changed, which will be applied when placing subsequent beziers.
During placement, the dialog can be accessed by pressing the Tab key.
After placement, the dialog can be accessed in one of the following ways:
An Inspector panel enables the designer to interrogate and edit the properties of one or more design objects in the active document. Used in conjunction with appropriate filtering - by using the applicable Filter panel, or the Find Similar Objects dialog - the panel can be used to make changes to multiple objects of the same kind, from one convenient location.
A List panel allows the designer to display design objects from one or more documents in tabular format, enabling quick inspection and modification of object attributes. Used in conjunction with appropriate filtering - by using the applicable Filter panel, or the Find Similar Objects dialog - it enables the display of just those objects falling under the scope of the active filter – allowing the designer to target and edit multiple design objects with greater accuracy and efficiency.