In Canvas X Draw, you can use the Flowchart palette to create a flowchart using standard flowchart symbols and lines. You can adjust the pen, fill, dash, and arrow attributes of the lines, the amount of offset spacing between symbols, the size of the symbols, and the position of symbols relative to each other.
In the Flowchart palette, set the Smart Line Attributes to control the Pen, Fill, Dash, and Arrow attributes.
You can quickly select and edit the attributes of smart lines without clicking each one individually. Select the type of Smart Line tool you want to edit from the Toolbox and press Ctrl + A.
As with any Canvas X Draw object, you can also change the size of the selected symbols, the opacity, and effects such as bevel and shadow. You can also align symbols, rotate them, or skew them.
Type the text you want to add.
You can edit the text, change the font, size, color and other attributes as you would for any text you enter in Canvas X Draw.
Before you place a symbol from the Flowchart palette, be sure to review the symbol properties in the Properties bar.
X and Y
Displays the X and Y coordinates where the symbol will be placed by default.
Displays the reference point for the symbol. This is the point on the selected object (or its bounding box) that position data is based on.The reference point is also the fixed point used in an object’s transformation.
Width and Height
Displays the height and width of the object.
Preserve original proportions
Uses the symbol's original proportions.
Use original colors
Uses the symbol's original colors. If you do not select this checkbox, the symbol uses the default attributes from the Toolbox.
Click Create to place the selected symbol in the document.
Click and drag symbols into your document. You must place at least one symbol in your document before you can use the Create and Branch buttons.
Select a symbol in your document, and then select a symbol in the palette and use the following buttons:
Select a symbol in your document, and then select a symbol in the palette and use the following buttons to branch the chart:
Enter the width and height of the symbols. Select the Preserve original proportions checkbox to retain the proportions of symbols when you resize them.
Enter the amount of offset spacing between symbols:
Smart Line Attributes
Select the following attributes to apply to the flowchart lines:
Canvas X Draw comes with a set of standard flowchart symbols, but if you have additional symbols you want to use, you can load them into the Flowchart palette. Any new symbols you add must be in the Canvas X Draw symbol file format (.CSY).
Save the symbols you want to use in Canvas X symbol format (.CSY) and note the location of the folder where you have saved them.
The name of this folder is used as the name of the flowchart symbol set in Canvas X Draw.
In the Browse For Folder dialog box, select the folder where the symbols are located, and click OK.
The new set of symbols are available from the drop-down list.
To delete a symbol, use a program such as Windows Explorer to delete the symbol, and then reload the set of symbols in the Flowchart palette to refresh the palette.