BlueDolphin allows adding images, such as icons and logos, to Architecture and Logical Data views by using the drag and drop function.
First, to be able to add images, you need to be assigned the edit rights for that particular view. If multiple users are working on a shared view, an image added by any of the users will be visible to all other users collaborating on the view.
Dag and drop places an image in the top-middle of a view. Once an image has been added to the view, you can move, rotate, resize, delete it or copy and paste images between views.
By right-clicking an image, the following options become available:
To delete an image, click the Delete button or the small trashcan next to it. Deleting an image from a view only deletes it from that view. If the same image is used on other views, it doesn't get deleted from those views.
Layering works the same way as for free shapes, with the following options available from the dropdown menu:
- Bring to front - Bring all the way to the front.
- Send to back - Bend all the way to the bottom.
- Bring forward - Move it one step up.
- Send backward - Move it one step down.
Also, the keyboard shortcuts are the same as those for free shapes:
Copy an image
CTRL + C
Cmd + C
Paste an image
CTRL + V
Cmd + V
CTRL + Z
Cmd + Z
The following file formats are supported when adding images: JPG, JPEG, PNG, SVG and ICO.
This community post explains how to set the width and height of an SVG file.
If, however, you add an SVG file without width and height in its element, the file size will be automatically set to 120px by 120px and the file will be rendered in BlueDolphin.
There is no limitation on the number of images you can add to a view. However, drag and drop of multiple images at the same time is currently not supported.
The maximum file size that is allowed per image is 1MB. Please note that resizing works the same way as for free shapes. Resizing by using the anchor points will distort the aspect ratio, while holding the Shift key will maintain the aspect ratio.
Images will be included in the preview of a view.
Any action involving images won't be logged in history, such as adding, deleting or resizing. Further, images will not be included in historical previews of views.
All the supported image file formats will be included in the PNG, SVG and PDF download of a view.
Images are not included in the import and export of AMEFF and BlueDolphin AMEFF files.
The following actions are not supported when working with views:
- Linking between images and objects
- Coloring of images
- Grouping of images
- Adding free text to images
In future releases, we plan to offer some of the functionalities that are not offered currently.