Graphics View

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Using the construction tools available in the Toolbar you can do geometric constructions in the Graphics View with the mouse. Select any construction tool from the Toolbar and read the Toolbar Help (next to the Toolbar) in order to find out how to use the selected tool. Any object you create in the Graphics View also has an algebraic representation in the Algebra View.

Note: After activating the tool Tool Move.gif Move Tool you are able to move objects in the Graphics View by dragging them with the mouse. At the same time, their algebraic representations are dynamically updated in the Algebra View.

Every icon in the Toolbar represents a toolbox that contains a selection of similar construction tools. In order to open a toolbox, you need to click on the small arrow in the lower right corner of the Toolbar icon.

Note Hint: Construction tools are organized by the nature of resulting objects or the functionality of the tools. You will find tools that create different types of points in the Point Toolbox (default icon Tool New Point.gif) and tools that allow you to apply geometric transformations in the Transformation Toolbox (default icon Tool Reflect Object in Line.gif).


The Graphics View may include various types of grid and axes – see Customizing the Graphics View for details.

Styling Bar

You can find a button to toggle the styling bar in the upper right corner of the Graphics-View. Depending on the tool you select, there are shown different buttons to enhance your construction. By default you are able to show/hide the coordinate axes and the grid or change the point capturing. Additionally there are buttons set color, set point style, set label style, set line style, set color and transparency, set text color, set font style to bold, set font style to italic or set text size.

Second Graphics View

A second graphics view may be opened using the View Menu. If two Graphics Views are opened, one of them is always active (either it's being worked with and it has bold caption, or it is the last view that has been worked with). All visible objects created by Commands appear in the active graphics view. For each object you can specify in which Graphic View(s) it will be visible using the Advanced tab of the Properties Dialog.

Copy & Paste

Via Keybord Shortcut Crtl + C and Ctrl + V (Mac OS:Cmd + C and Cmd + V) you can Copy and Paste selected object (except if they depend on the axes) into either the same window or into another. Copy & Paste will copy every ancestor of the selected objects but makes the non-selected objects invisible. If you copy objects depending on sliders into a new window, it will copy the slider (invisible) into the window, too. The copied object is fixed, when you click on the graphics view. It will also lock onto points, but if it snaps to a point only one point will be shown, the other is invisible.

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