You can design dashes interactively using the edit window. To precisely set the length of each dash segment, you can also specify an exact length. The ruler in the Dash manager displays inches; however, you can enter dash lengths in any unit of measurement available.
Dashes in the Presets palette always appear as 1-point wide, black and white segments. However, when you apply these dashes to an object’s pen, the black segments adopt the color and size of the pen, and the white segments become transparent.
Enter the size of the dashes and gaps in points.
Tells Canvas X Draw to scale the length of the segments to match the pen width of the object. The length of segments in the Dash manager are based on a 1-point line. Therefore, if the pen width is 6 points and Proportional is selected, Canvas X Draw multiplies the lengths by six. When the Proportional checkbox is enabled, a 'P' will appear next to the dashes on the Dash tab of the Presets palette.
Displays a sample of the dash.
Use the Magnification controls to zoom in and out. To zoom out, click the left button. To zoom in, click the right button. Select the Magnification checkbox to enable the Magnification area.
Select a segment, indicated by a double-arrow.
Edit the segment by dragging the double-arrow.
The dash/gap length is indicated in the Length box.
Enter a precise length for the selected segment in points.
Shows the selected segment’s number (its order in the sequence) and its color. “Black” indicates it will use the pen ink. “White” means the segment will be transparent (a gap).