Re: [nbos] [FM] Bitmaps & submaps
"Joe Frazier, Jr."
Thu Nov 1st, 2007
Del Rio wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 04:23:32PM -0400, NBOS Support wrote:
>>> 1. If I have a bitmap that I want to use as the background for
>>> a certain section of the map, is there way to position it, or
>>> can the bitmap only be the background for the whole map?
>> Yes - paste or place the bitmap into the map (which creates a symbol), and
>> send it to the back so you can draw on top of it. Dont use the
>> 'background' image option, as thats only for the whole map.
> Ok...
> So, I put the bitmap on the map, and started drawing over it.
> Every time I try to select anything that I've drawn on top of
> it, I also select the underlying bitmap. So when I draw a
> tree in the wrong spot and try to delete the tree, it deletes
> the bitmap as well.
> So, I tried pasting the bitmap into one of the other layers (I
> used Layer 10, the first "unnamed" layer). But regardless of
> what layer I paste the bitmap onto, and regardless of whether I
> mark that layer as "unselectable", or "secret" or whatever, the
> bitmap is still selectable, movable, deletable, etc. How do I
> lock it down, so I can draw over it?
> Thanks!
Make sure the bitmap is actually on the layer you want it on. Right
click on the bitmap and select "Change Layer" and set it to the layer.
Then make sure it is sent to the back. Finally, open in the Layer
Configuration and turn that layer to Selectable=unchecked,
Visible=checked, Secret=unchecked.

Also, th drop down to the RIGHT of the Layer Configuration icon on the
tool bar.... make sure this is set to a layer that IS selectable and
not the layer you put the bitmap to as this drop down is the layer new
objects get assigned to. You should now be good to go..

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