Anchors represent a position, and have a name. They are commonly used as reference points for attaching components to base glyphs.

Anchor names are required, but must not be unique. Anchor may also have a color and a unique identifier.

Individual anchor colors are displayed in the Glyph View if available, and can be edited in the Anchors section of the Inspector panel.

Adding anchors

Anchors are added with the Add Anchor sheet. To open this sheet, right-click at the desired anchor position using the Editing Tool, and choose Add Anchor from the contextual menu.

action description
Anchor Name Provide a name for the anchor (required).
Anchor names must not be unique.
Add or Enter Add the anchor at the mouse click position.

Removing anchors

To remove one or more anchors, select them with the Editing Tool and hit the backspace key.

Anchors Inspector

Anchor properties can be edited in the Anchors section of the Inspector.

Contextual menu

To open the contextual menu, right-click on an anchor using the Editing Tool. The menu allows you to change the anchor’s name.

Last edited on 15/07/2021