|Version 13 (modified by Gubaer, 3 years ago) (diff)|
Keyboard shortcut: either A or N
This tool behaves differently depending on how you use it.
- If you click on a blank area of the screen you add a new node independent of any existing way.
- If you select an end node of a way and then click on a blank area of the screen you add a new node to the end of the existing way.
- If no node is previously selected and you click between (or very close to) two nodes in an existing way the new node is added on the existing way, between two existing nodes. If two ways cross, and there currently is no node in common at the junction, and you click near the intersection of the two ways, then the node will be inserted into both ways, which will then share a common point.
- If a node is previously selected and you click between two nodes in an existing way the new node is added on the existing way, between two existing nodes, and a way is drawn between the previously selected node and the new node.
- If you click near an existing node it draws a "segment" between what was previously selected and the existing node, and this allows you to re-use existing nodes to make a new way / area (so that certain nodes and "segments" can be reused in more than one way/ area).
If you hold down the 'Alt' key when using this tool it starts a new way, rather than continuing an existing way.
If you hold down the 'Shift' key whilst using this tool it disables the "auto-connect" feature. So segments will not be drawn between new nodes.
If you hold down the 'Ctrl' key whilst using this tool it disables the snapping to an existing way, allowing you to draw nodes close to, but not part of an existing way.
There is another way to add nodes.
When you zoom in to higher resolutions you will note that on a way, between a pair of nodes, ther is a + symbol. If you drag this with the mouse it automatically becomes a new node. Using this method it is very easy to modify an existing way.