A LineString item is made up of vectors (LineString segments), each vector having a vertex point at its beginning and its end.

LineString items can consist either of just a single segment or a series of connected segments (known as a MultiLineString item).

  • A LineString item can have curved segments and can be open or closed. Straight lines, arcs and curves are all examples of LineString items.
  • LineString items can also be 3D LineString items, i.e. their coordinates can lie in three-dimensional space.

To create a LineString:

  1. Select Create > Simple > LineString.

  2. This opens the LineString window.

TIP: This dialog remains open allowing you to edit LineString parameters even during usage.

Note: A Freehand LineString item is created by placing vertices at short time intervals. See also Freehand.