2D Canvas

File Object Type

Built-in

A 2D Canvas is the frame type for 2D drawings in Blockpad. It can be a top level frame or a subframe.

2D Canvas supports drawing lines and shapes using point snapping. It is great for problem sketches, diagrams, and layouts.

Also, text lines and dimension labels act like spreadsheet cells, so you can perform calculations and reference values in a drawing.

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Add a top level 2D canvas to a file:
  1. Select the insert tool.
  2. Choose 2D Canvas.
  3. Choose a top level placement.
  4. Click OK.

Another option:

  1. Hover over the top level frame list on the left side of the window.
  2. Click the "+" that appears.
  3. Select 2D Canvas.
Insert a 2D Canvas subframe into a file:
  1. While inside a report or multiline cell, select the insert tool.
  2. Choose 2D Canvas.
  3. Choose an appropriate placement.
  4. Click OK.
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