Adding points to a panel ruler

Adding points to a panel ruler adds articulation; it's an extra joint (or joints) you can use to create complex panel designs. It's certainly a good way to break out of your typical square panel boundaries.

To add points to your panel ruler, follow these steps:

1, Choose the Object Selector from the Tools palette.

You need to select only one side of the panel to add a point, so you need to deselect the Select All Continuous Points on Ruler check box from the Tool Options palette, if it isn't already deselected.

2. Click the side of the panel you wish to add a point to.

3. From the main menu, choose Rulers Add Points to Selected Sides. Or can press Ctrl+Alt+A (SI+Option+A on the Mac).

You see a new point located in the middle of the panel side.

4, Using the Object Selector, click the new point and drag it around until you've created your desired shape. (See Figure 7-19.)

You can repeat this process as many times as you'd like to as many sides as you like.

Figure 7-19:

Adding points to a panel ruler can result in more complex panel designs.

Panel after adding points

Figure 7-19:

Adding points to a panel ruler can result in more complex panel designs.

Panel after adding points

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