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To start designing the screen you want, you need to double click on it or click right button on the Project window->Screens and choose Open screen menu item.

 

Create graphical object


You can add new graphical object object on the screen in several ways:

1.Select the menu item Project and New Object.

2.Click New Object button on the Toolbar.

3.Click right button on the Screen window and choose New object menu item.

4.Click right button on the Canvas and choose New object menu item.

 

You’ll see the Add graphical object window:

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Select library which object you want to use in your project (all libraries and their objects described below). Select object you can in several ways:

1.By double clicking on the object.

2.By clicking on the object (select rectangle will appear) and then clicking OK button.

3.By clicking right button and choosing Select menu item.

Add graphical object window will disappear and you can select the location on the screen where you want to place the object.

Object information about its dimensions and coordinates you can find in the status bar on the right.

 

Resize graphical object


You can resize graphical object by clicking on it. Resize squares will be appeared and you can change dimensions of the object as you want.

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Also you can resize object by using arrow keys on keyboard.

 

Select several objects


You can select several objects by using selecting rectangle or by clicking on objects you want to select and simultaneously holding CTRL  key.

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Move graphical object


You can move graphical objects by using Drag and Drop technology. You can also move objects by using arrow keys on keyboard.

 

Open graphical object properties


You can open graphical object properties on the Screen Window or on the Canvas.To open graphical object properties:

1. Right click on the object you want to open and choose Object properties menu item.

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2. Double click on the object, properties which you want to open.

 

Copy graphical object


You can copy graphical object:

1. Right click on the object you want to copy and choose Copy menu item of the context menu.

2. Select the object you want to copy and choose Edit->Copy menu item on the main menu.

3. Select the object you want to copy and click Copy button on the Toolbar.

4. Use corresponding hotkeys for your operating system.

 

Cut graphical object


You can cut graphical object:

1. Right click on the object you want to cut and choose Cut item of the context menu.

2. Select the object you want to cut and choose Edit->Cut menu item on the main menu.

3. Select the object you want to cut and click Cut button on the Toolbar.

4. Use corresponding hotkeys for your operating system.

 

Paste graphical object


You can paste (before you have to cut or copied) graphical object:

1. Right click on the Canvas and choose Paste menu item of the context menu.

2. Choose Edit->Paste menu item on the main menu.

3. Click Paste button on the Toolbar.

4. Use corresponding hotkeys for your operating system.

 

Erase graphical object


You can erase graphical object:

1. Right click on the object you want to erase and choose Erase menu item of the context menu.

2. Select the object you want to erase and choose Edit->Erase menu item on the main menu.

3. Right click on the object in the Screen Window and choose Delete object menu item.

4. Use corresponding hotkeys for your operating system.

 

Duplicate graphical object


You can duplicate graphical object:

1. Right click on the object you want to duplicate and choose Duplicate menu item of the context menu.

2. Select the object you want to duplicate and choose Edit->Duplicate menu item on the main menu.

3. Use corresponding hotkeys for your operating system.

 

Send to back graphical object


You can send to back graphical object relative to other objects of the screen:

 1. Right click on the object you want to send to back and choose Send to Back menu item of the context menu.

 2. Select the object you want to send to back and choose Arrange->Send to Back menu item on the main menu.

 3. Select the object you want to send to back and click Send to Back button on the Toolbar.

 4. Use corresponding hotkeys for your operating system.

 

Bring to front graphical object


You can bring to front graphical object relative to other objects of the screen:

1. Right click on the object you want to bring to front and choose Bring to Front menu item of the context menu.

2. Select the object you want to bring to front and choose Arrange->Bring to Front menu item on the main menu.

3. Select the object you want to bring to front and click Bring to Front button on the Toolbar.

4. Use corresponding hotkeys for your operating system.

 

Rotate clockwise graphical object


You can rotate clockwise graphical object clockwise:

1. Select the object you want to rotate clockwise and click Rotate Clockwise button on the Toolbar.

2. Select the object you want to rotate clockwise and choose Arrange->Rotate Clockwise menu item on the main menu.

3. Use corresponding hotkeys for your operating system.

 

Rotate counterclockwise graphical object


You can rotate counterclockwise graphical object clockwise:

1. Select the object you want to rotate counterclockwise and click Rotate CounterClockwise button on the Toolbar.

2. Select the object you want to rotate counterclockwise and choose Arrange->Rotate CounterClockwise menu item on the main menu.

3. Use corresponding hotkeys for your operating system.

 

Align graphical objects


You can align objects relative to each other on the screen. Choose objects you want to align by selecting square or by clicking on objects you want to select and simultaneously holding CTRL key . And:

1. Choose Arrange->Align menu items on the main menu.

2. Click Align buttons on the Toolbar.

3. Right click on selecting square and choose Align menu item of the context menu.

4. Use corresponding hotkeys for your operating system.

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For more information about each alignment operation you can read above in section Start TeslaSCADA IDE ->Toolbar.

 

Group graphical objects


You can group objects. Choose objects you want to group by selecting square or by clicking mouse left button and simultaneously holding CTRL button. And:

1. Select Arrange->Group objects menu item on the main menu.

2. Click Group objects button on the Toolbar.

3. Right click on selecting square and choose Group objects menu item on the context menu.

 

Ungroup graphical objects


You can ungroup objects. Choose group of objects you want to ungroup by clicking on it . And:

1. Select Arrange->Ungroup objects menu item on the main menu.

2. Click Ungroup objects button on the Toolbar.

3. Right click on selecting square and choose Ungroup objects menu item on the context menu.

 

Virtual keyboard


If you want to develop your project on Sensor screen you can turn on virtual keyboard. You can do by checking Project->Virtual keyboard menu item on the main menu.