updated on 13 January 2019 | reading time: 2 minutes

Organizing your designs

Objects

Objects are all the elements that have representation in the Layers panel and on canvas (including groups, symbols, lines, and shapes). Sometimes referred to as Layers.

Object properties

Every single object in Gravit Designer can have these properties

The main advantage of vector objects is that they can be scaled infinitely, without any loss of quality or fidelity while keeping the file size small. (See the more in-depth chapter about differences between vector and raster graphics here)

Objects in Gravit Designer

(1) Preset shapes (Primitives)

(2) Image (Bitmap, Raster)

(3) Path

(4) Compound shape

(4A) Compound shape subelements

(5) Textbox

(6) Group and its containing elements

(7) Symbol – Master and Instance

(8) Layer group (Layer Folder)

Deleting objects

Backspace key or Delete key will delete a selected layer group or object. Alternatively, you can highlight the object or layer group and click the Delete Layer or Item icon.

Rename objects

To rename an object or layer group double-click on its name in the Layers panel and type the new name. Hit ENTER key or click outside the text field to apply the new name.

Locking objects

Both objects and layer groups can be locked by clicking the small lock icon. Locked objects and layer folders cannot be selected, moved, or changed. Click the lock icon again to unlock.

Both objects and layer folders can also be hidden by clicking the small eye icon. Hidden objects and layer folders cannot be selected, moved, or changed. Click the eye icon again to unhide.

Hiding objects

Both objects and layer groups can also be hidden by clicking the small eye icon. Hidden objects and layer folders cannot be selected, moved, or changed. Click the eye icon again to unhide.

Note:  To see the lock and hide icons you should point your mouse over the object’s name.