Gestures

The Gesture tool is enabled only on tablet PCs. Use a stylus to select the Gesture tool on a tablet PC. Then you may use the stylus to draw the gestures described below to execute specific tools.

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Available Gestures

Gesture

Name

Action

Description

Scratch out

Clear Selection

Make the strokes as horizontal as possible and draw at least three strokes. If the height of the gesture increases, the number of back and forth strokes also needs to increase.

Triangle

Zoom Out

Draw the triangle counter-clockwise in a single stroke, without lifting the pen. Make sure that the top of the triangle points upward. Draw the triangle clockwise to zoom in. In both instances, the triangle must be 'open'. A 'closed' triangle will select features instead of zoom.

Square

Zoom In

Draw the square starting at the upper left corner. Draw the square with a single stroke, without lifting the pen.

Arrow left

Previous Extent

Do not draw the arrow in more than two strokes. Draw the arrow either in a single stroke or in two strokes, where one stroke is the line and the other is the arrow head. Single stroke arrows written with the head as a triangle are not supported.

Arrow right

Next Extent

Do not draw the arrow in more than two strokes. Draw the arrow either in a single stroke or in two strokes, where one stroke is the line and the other is the arrow head. Single stroke arrows written with the head as a triangle are not supported.

Up-Down

Zoom Out

Draw this gesture in a single stroke starting with the up stroke. Draw the two strokes as close as possible.

Down-Up

Zoom Out

Draw this gesture in a single stroke starting with the down stroke. Draw the two strokes as close as possible.

Caret

Pan Up

Draw both sides of this gesture with equal length and in a single stroke. Make sure the angle is sharp and that the point is not rounded to a curve.

Inverted caret

Pan Down

Draw both sides of this gesture with equal length and in a single stroke. Make sure the angle is sharp and that the point is not rounded to a curve.

Chevron-left

Pan Left

Draw both sides of this gesture with equal length and in a single stroke. Make sure the angle is sharp and that the point is not rounded to a curve.

Chevron-right

Pan Right

Draw both sides of this gesture with equal length and in a single stroke. Make sure the angle is sharp and that the point is not rounded to a curve.

Tap

Click

Performing the tap in a swift motion results in the least amount of slipping.

Double-Tap

Double-Click

Double-tapping in a feature with the appropriate model name launches the Inspector tool (Inspector extension license required).

Any closed shape (circle, blob, rectangle, etc.)

Select

Make sure it is fairly closed or that the lines cross at the end point.

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