Tag Archives: Professional Map Making

Improved Live Preview

Thanks to the live preview of objects, their dimension is already visible during drawing.

Since the latest OCAD Update 2020.5.12, the live preview is no more only limited to line objects, but is also available for point objects.

In addition, a so-called legibility halo can be displayed for point objects. The distance of this legibility halo is based on the IOF specifications for orienteering maps and supports the cartographer to draw objects with enough distance to each other.

More information can be found in ourĀ OCAD Wiki.

Fill Bounded Area Mode

Use the newly added Fill Bounded Area Mode to automatically fill empty areas that are bounded by various objects from line or area symbols.

The area, that is entirely surrounded by objects will be filled with the selected symbol. If the area is not surrounded entirely by objects, the current view of the drawing window will be filled.

If you work with orienteering symbol sets (ISSprOM 2019, ISOM 2017), the function will ignore certain symbols like contours and north lines.

How it works

Toggle Between Vertices and Segements

There are 3 types of vertices: Normal-, Dash- and Corner Vertices.

Depending on wich Vertex Type you use, it will influence segments and line objects.

If you hold CTRL+SPACE key and click on a vertex, you can toggle through the different vertex types.

To toggle between straight and bezier curve segments, press CTRL+SPACE key and click on a segment.

View an animation here.