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3.2 Creating Nodes

   The set of tiled buttons labeled Nodes contains radio buttons indicating the current type of node that can be created. You can change the current node type selection by clicking another button with button-1.

For creating a node, first choose the desired node type from the node tiles. Click button-1 in the background of the drawing area, at the desired position. A new node shape appears, having its center at the position where is clicked and having the shape as indicated by the selected node type in the tiles. The node shape is surrounded by a set of selection handles which are black or grey rectangles, showing that the shape is selected. Selection handles of a node shape are also used for resizing the node.  

Frank Dehne,Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam