Inserting Image via the Draw Freely Command

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Inserting Image via the Draw Freely Command

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A feature which some users might find useful is the "Create Image" option in draw freely. This allows the user to insert an image file anywhere on the display window. This provides a quick way of adding customized symbols or images to an existing display.

http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas/doc/mcv ... /index.php

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Advantages
1.) Multiple images can be added
2.) They can be placed anywhere on the screen

There are a couple disadvantages:
1.) The image will rotate with the display, depending on the purpose, this could be either desirable or undesirable.
2.) Draw Freely Images that are outside the "box" when Clip View at Box is selected will not be visible.

For Logos, it is best to use the Show Logo in View>Edit>Preferences. This allows placement of the logo without rotation when the display is rotated.

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Re: Inserting Image via the Draw Freely Command

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Part 2:

If a specific symbol is desired ( e.g. the symbol for Thunderstorm, but no precipitation ), and the symbol needs to be added separate from a station model, this also can be added using draw freely.

On the main toolbar select Display>Draw Freely
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Click on the "Create a Symbol" Icon in the Drawing Control
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Select the Location on the Main Display and Click
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From the Drawing Control Layer Controls, click on the Shapes Tab
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Double Click on the Glyph Control (in this case Glyph 1)
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Change the Symbol in the Glyph Properties Window
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I am not sure if it is possible to maintain another table of symbols, or add to the database.

Joleen
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