When certain ThreadsES commands end (lettering, digitizing) user can no longer edit shapes of those objects. It is obvious that shapes may need adjusting and into play comes point editing mode.
Point editing mode is accessed from context menu
Upon activation, cursor icon changes to tools.
Point editing mode is disabled in case there are no objects in the drawing (there are no points to edit).
Every shape created in digitizing mode has four end points which can be modified.
With point edit mode is active, end points become available for editing. They appear automatically as red diamond as user gets close to them with mouse cursor.
The letters are made from multiple shapes and each shape is also defined by four end points. The highlighted part represents a shape to modify
To edit a point, user simply chooses one to edit and holds the left mouse click. To make the change, user releases the mouse.
These steps are repeated until user is satisfied with result.
When point mode is active, default context menu is no longer displayed. Instead, point editing mode context menu is shown
First four rows in the context menu affect the behavior of point editing mode. Options below enable quick navigation between modes and allow user to change view options.
Closest Point Select changes the way points are edited. When it’s deselected, Window Select becomes active. Both cannot be active at same time.
By default, editing point is shown as red diamond and shown automatically. However, when closest point select is off, points do not appear automatically anymore. Instead, only one point is chosen.
User can manually change the selected point by using the scroll mouse button.
The shape will change at the active point. Left mouse click anywhere in the drawing will change the shape.
Mouse drag is also an option here as it gives better preview how will the lines connect to the point look like.