Draw Explorer: Named Drawings

Draw Explorer: Named Drawings

With the release of Maptool 1.5 comes a much-requested feature to the Draw Explorer. You can name drawings or groups of drawings via the Draw Explorer interface. This might not sound like much, but it greatly helps you navigate your way those around large, complex maps.

Being able to name drawings opens up functions that previously only applied to images. So now, with the aid of the Maptool script language, you could hunt for all drawings with a specific name and move them to a different layer on the map, and in doing so perhaps hide them from player view.

You can download the RPTools’ Products from our Download page or our DriveThruRPG publisher’s page. If you’re a coder you may also want to download the source from GitHub. While you’re in there, fork a branch and fix a bug. It’s the Open Source way.

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You can download available versions of MapTool from GitHub.

All users running versions prior to 1.8.3 are strongly encouraged to update. See this announcement post on our forum.

A JAR file version may be downloaded as well but is only recommended for developers or other advanced users.

Mac Users are encouraged to use the PKG version of the install. Windows users are encouraged to use the MSI.

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