In this tutorial, we'll explore how to use Adornments to add additional information, graphics, and text to your diagrams. Adornments are a versatile tool that allows you to layer additional elements on top of your diagrams, providing extra context or customization options.
To begin placing adornments, click the pink plus button located in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen within the Adornment menu, Here you have two primary options:
- Graphic Adornments: You can add graphics by uploading SVG, PDF, or other supported image files. Once uploaded, you can manually reposition, resize, and rotate your images. Additionally, you can flip them horizontally or vertically & use the corner nodes to rescale them either manually or while holding the Shift key to maintain proportions. You can also reposition using the maneuver toggle and rotate using the rotate toggle.
- Text Box Adornments: Add text boxes to your diagrams. These text adornments offer various formatting options. You can change text formatting, make text bold, capitalize letters, and add backgrounds, borders, and padding around your text.
Customizing Text Adornments
For text adornments, choose your desired text formatting & Add bold or capitalize letters if needed. You may also want to apply backgrounds, borders, and padding to your text to enhance its appearance.
If you need to change a piece of default text on a single sign, such as a procedure or floor level, you can create a text adornment to mask and replace the default text on a single sign, by using a background to hide the original text and setting the formatting to an appropriate text size, position it over the relevant area on your diagram.
Once you've added adornments, you can easily manipulate them:
- Reposition adornments as needed.
- Resize graphics or text boxes to fit your layout.
- Rotate adornments to achieve the desired orientation.
Copy, Paste, Delete or Clone
Adornments can be duplicated, copied, pasted, and deleted as required. This makes it easy to replicate elements across your diagrams or remove them when they are no longer needed, you can also use the Clone tool to easily copy adornments from other Diagrams
Use Cases for Adornments
Adornments can be incredibly useful for various purposes, including:
- Adding extra diagrammatic elements to your plan.
- Including additional client logos or branding.
- Providing space for additional information.
- Creating a space for a client to sign off on a diagram.
By following these steps, you'll be able to use adornments effectively to enhance the visual appeal and functionality of your diagrams, making them more informative and tailored to your specific needs. Experiment with different adornment types and formatting options to achieve the desired results for your projects.