In OCAD, there are many Tips with Keyboard and Mouse, to optimize your navigation, drawing and editing skills.
We have compiled the most important tips for you.
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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.
There are 3 types of vertices: Normal-, Dash- and Corner Vertices.
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.
It is now possible to copy/paste objects forth and back between two maps. A coordinate system needs to be set in both maps, but not necessarily the same one. Also, the map scales can be different. The pasted objects appear automatically at the right spot.
World Orienteering Day (WOD) is a project of the International Orienteering Federation to increase the visibility and accessibility of orienteering worldwide.
The next WOD will take place between May 19th and May 25th 2021. As one of World Orienteering Day’s partners, we offer a free OCAD Starter License for those who register for a WOD event. The licenses will run until end of July 2021.
OCAD Starter does not only include the Course Setting Module, but also the New Map Wizard, with which you can create an orienteering map anywhere in the world with just a few clicks.
You can find out how to do so in our updated tutorial:
Give it a try!