Chapter 4. Advanced Usage

Context Menus

Kig has context menus for its objects. Try right mouse button clicking on an object in order to see a context menu appear. There are many options: for constructing other objects, setting colours, pen width, style, and even hiding, moving or deleting objects. Some objects have options of their own (e.g. you can redefine certain points to be constrained to a line if they previously weren't, etc.). These options should be very straightforward to understand.

Some of the actions in the context menu of an object need another defined object as reference, for example:

Rotate a shape a specific number of degrees around a point
  1. Click on ObjectsAnglesAngle by Three Points and make your desired angle of rotation somewhere in the Kig window, generally in an unobtrusive place. If desired, right click on the angle and click on Add Text LabelAngle in Degrees.

  2. Click with the right mouse button on the angle and select Set Size and insert the new size for this angle in the dialog.

  3. Click on Objects and construct your desired object.

  4. Right click on your shape, and select on TransformRotate.

  5. Set your desired point of rotation.

  6. Click on your angle.

  7. Your shape is rotated!

Translate an object
  1. Click on ObjectsVectors & SegmentsVector and construct the object by selecting the start and end point somewhere in the Kig window.

  2. To adjust length and direction of the vector you have to edit its start and end point. Select them and choose in the context menu Set Coordinate...

  3. Click on Objects and construct your desired object.

  4. Right click on your object, and select on TransformTranslate.

  5. Select the vector to translate by.