Things to remember- Map Frame
A Map Frame item is a map view window used during printing.
TIP: See also Map Frame Items.
Things to remember:
- Map Frame items share many of the same properties as Polygon items (eg Brush, Pen, etc) and can be edited accordingly.
- They can also be resized and copied; this means there can be multiple views of the same map at different scales on one Print Template.
- Make the destination window current (where the Map Frame item will be created) before selecting the command.
- You are first prompted to snap anywhere in another window (the source window). Return the cursor to the destination window and you will see a rectangle locked to the cursor. Place this using a screen snap or typed coordinate. The Map Frame item will be filled with an image of the source window.
- A "No Entry" symbol indicates you cannot construct a Map Frame containing an image of the window in which the item is to be placed.
- You cannot edit the graphical image in a Map Frame item.
- To modify a Map Frame’s extents, select the rectangular border and drag the grab handles.
- Move Map Frame items by dragging with the cursor.
- A Map Frame taken from a window whose view scale is 1:1250 will have a scale of 1:1250.
If the original window displayed had an area of 500 metres square, the Map Frame will be 400 millimetres square. Changing the scale using Properties (Home > Selection) will retain the 400mm square and increase or decrease the map area.