In Overcharts you can share any drawing on multiple charts of the same instrument. A shared drawing goes global. In other words, any change to its coordinates or style will immediately reflect on all charts sharing it.
ONLY drawings belonging to charts (i.e. drawings having a chart as reference object) can be shared. If a drawing belongs to an indicator, it CANNOT be shared (see Volume Ladder case).If you have doubts about the reference object of a drawing, access the configuration window.
You can share a drawing in one of the following ways:
You can choose the sharing level of a drawing:
Sharing level is automatically added to the drawing name using a suffix:CW = Chart WindowCG = Chart GroupWS = WorkspaceGLB = Global (All Workspaces)
Example: By sharing Trendline #1 at the workspace level, its name becomes Trendline (WS) #1.
You can modify a drawing from any charts sharing it. However, to change the coordinates, we recommend you always use the chart with the best resolution. For example, if a drawing is shared by 2 charts with 1-minute and 30-minute resolution, change drawing coordinates in 1-minute resolution chart. This is to have the maximum possible precision in the calculation/synchronization of drawing coordinates in all charts sharing it. In horizontal drawings such as horizontal-lines or horizontal-channels, you can ignore this advice.
To change coordinates of a shared drawing, we recommend you always use the chart with the best resolution.
You can unshare a drawing in one of the following ways:
Once the share is removed, drawing will only belong to the chart where you performed the remove command.
You can share up to 1000 drawings. Once the limit is reached, in order to be able to share a new drawing you will need to delete or remove the share from an existing drawing.
For a massive or selective deletion of shared drawings, you can use the Drawing Tool Maintenance window accessible from:
Chart window > press Maintenance button at the top right of the window bar > Drawing Tools Maintenance
It is not possible to share drawings belonging to indicators. A drawing to be shared MUST belong to a chart.Volume Ladder is a special case: when you add Volume Ladder indicator to a chart, the chart is automatically hidden to avoid overlapping and confusion. For this reason, when you draw a drawing on Volume Ladder, it does NOT belong to the instrument chart (because it is hidden), but to the Volume Ladder.To overcome this problem, you have several solutions. Let’s see the two main ones:
Solution 1:1) Make the instrument chart visible (by pressing the eye-icon button on Status-Line)2) Right click on chart window > Foreground Reference Object > select the chart3) Draw the drawing and share it4) Make the chart invisible again (by pressing the eye-icon button on Status-Line)
Solution 2:1) Access chart properties > Style tab2) Select Draw Chart property3) Set Opacity of the entire object property to 1 (in this way the chart will be practically invisible even if present)4) Confirm changes and exit the configuration window5) Right click on chart window > Foreground Reference Object > select the chart6) Draw the drawing and share it
Unlike solution-1, solution-2 is final. Steps 1 to 5 only need to be performed 1 time. On the other hand, solution-2 engages the graphic refresh more.