Drawing Clouds

You can draw a cloud using the Cloud command.

A cloud consists of a sequence of arcs. You use clouds to call attention to a graphical representation during a revision step. Use multilingual texts to comment the revision cloud.

Do not use clouds for generating electrical schematics. They are not managed by the electrical project database.

Click Draw > Cloud .

Three different forms are used to represent the cloud: rectangular, elliptical, or freehand. You can select these forms directly in the ribbon, or in the dockable panel during insertion.

Option Description
Click to end the command.
Click to undo the last action.
Enter coordinates Enter a value for the X and Y coordinates. These two coordinates are separated by a comma (for example, 150,125).
Shape Select the form that you want to use. The command options are different depending on the form that you choose.
Radius Specify the radius of the sequential arc segments.
Dimension (Rectangular mode only) Enter the values corresponding to its length and height.
Rotation (Rectangular mode only) Enter the value corresponding to the angle, in degrees.
Distance (Elliptical mode only) Enter the length of the first and the second ellipse axes.
Arc/Line (Freehand mode only) Select the entity type that you want to draw. Arc mode displays the other placement option at the bottom of the dockable panel.
Width (Freehand mode only) Enter the line or arc width.
Close (Freehand mode only) Closes the form. The endpoint has the same coordinates as the start point.