Plans are technical drawings and two-dimensional diagrams used in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, and engineering. A key component of a plan is the drawing is “to scale” where units in the drawing are proportional to real world units, such as 1-inch in the drawing equals 1-foot in the real world. Use Artboard’s scale feature […]
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Selecting the right font family(s) for your next map can be a daunting task. We’ve scoured hundreds of font families to find the best Mac system fonts for cartography so you don’t have to.
Lemonade Day empowers today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. Children are introduced to entrepreneurship through the real world experience of starting their own business – a lemonade stand. By running their stand, they learn the business and life skills needed to set a goal, make a plan and work the plan to achieve their dreams. […]
“Slices” are smaller areas of your drawing you can set as an optional method for export. Slices allow you to export portions of your drawing separately, such as when designing user interface icons or buttons. Slices are also commonly used to divide an image into smaller sections, for example for use on an HTML webpage. […]
Would you like to use just a portion of an Ortelius map or template for a new map? Ortelius 2 introduces three useful features to streamline your map production: ‘Slices’, ‘Extract Slice As New Document’, and ‘Reposition…’. ‘Slices’ lets you define smaller areas of a larger map that can be exported independently. ‘Extract Slice As […]
Mapdiva today releases Artboard 2.0.7 for macOS High Sierra, drawing software to create crisp vector graphics, logos, icons and illustrations. Artboard features “smart” objects, direct select tool, a powerful style generator and stacked styles that go way beyond simple fill and stroke, providing a wide range of spectacular effects. Free in-app resources make Artboard 2 […]
If you’re an Ortelius 1.9 user, knowing about these workflow changes will smooth your transition to Ortelius 2.
Time saving tricks and pitfalls to avoid to create crisp icons for user interface design. While some of the topics are specific to Artboard, this guide will help you create pixel perfect icons regardless of which vector software you use.
When you export an image from your drawing, its dimensions and resolution are based on a combination of your drawing settings and your export settings. You can change the scale and resolution of your drawing when you export it. Here’s how…
If you are an Artboard 1 user and are upgrading to Artboard 2, you may have customised User Collections that you’d like to use in Artboard 2. If you purchase Artboard 2 directly from us, the application is not sandboxed and will automatically import user collections and templates from any older version, including the Mac App Store […]
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Preference settings affect how Ortelius behaves, and they apply to all of your Ortelius documents. HINT: Many preferences are set in your computer’s System Preferences. To open System Preferences, click the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen, then choose System Preferences.