To Create a Compound Component (by Adapting an Existing Component)
In the Components list box, select the compound component to adapt.
The controls for working with compound components are displayed.
From the Edit menu, choose Duplicate.
The component is duplicated. The duplicate is automatically selected in the Components list box, and a sample line with the compound component is displayed.
- (Optional) For each subcomponent you want to remove from the duplicate, select the subcomponent in the Sub-Components list box, and click the Remove button.
To insert a subcomponent, click the Insert button.
The Select Component dialog opens.
In the Select Component dialog, select a component, and click the OK button (or double-click the desired component).
Back in the Line Style Editor dialog, the component is listed in the Sub-Components list box.
Repeat steps 3-4 to insert additional subcomponents in the new compound component.
As you insert additional subcomponents, a sample line with the resulting compound component is displayed above the subcomponents list box.
- (Optional) To cause a component to be displayed parallel to the work line, select the component in the Sub-Components list box. Then, in the Offset field, key in the desired offset distance, in master units measured perpendicular to the work line. Repeat for additional components as desired.
- (Optional) In the field below the Components list box, key in the component description.
- From the File menu in the Line Style Editor dialog, choose Save.