How do I add a shape to the Shape Library and use the shape on an Object?

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How do I add a shape to the Shape Library and use the shape on an Object?

To add and use a shape from the Shape Library:

  1. In EBpro, the software go to the Project tab and select “Shape” in the Library section.
  2. elect a shape from the shape library to duplicate.
    NOTE: This cannot be done with shapes in any of the “System” libraries.
  3. Click the Place button; this will place the shape on the development window.
  4. Modify the shape on the development window or use the shape “as is” to import into a new library. Select the entire shape by clicking and dragging the selection box around the whole shape.
  5. Go to the Library drop down menu and select Shape > Save to library…
  6. It is recommended to create a new library for custom shapes. Click the New Library button.
  7. Enter a file name for your new library then click open.
  8. If the library does not exist, select Yes to create the library.
  9. Choose the library to save the shape.
  10. Click save on the right side of the Shape Manager to save the shape to the location selected in the library.
  11. Repeat the steps above to save multiple shapes to the one library location.
  12. Use the Up/Down arrows to move a selected state to a different position in the shape library states.
  13. Click okay to complete creation of the library shape.
  14. Create a Word Lamp Object with multiple states.
  15. Go to the Shape tab and tick the “Use Shape” checkbox, then click the Shape Library… button.
  16. Select the new shape in the Custom library and click OK.
  17. Click OK and place the Word Lamp on the development screen. During runtime, the value in the read address of the word lamp will dictate which shape state is displayed (value 0 will display state 0; value 1 will display state 1, etc.).

See Tech Note 5108, “Multi-State Picture/Shape” for more information.

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