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How to draw a stored shape that is not currently drawn on an axis?

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Joseph Henry
Joseph Henry on 24 Jul 2019
Commented: Joseph Henry on 25 Jul 2019
Let's say that I have a vector holding a bunch of shapes:
x =
1×3 graphics array:
Ellipse Rectangle Circle
These shapes have just been loaded to the workspace from a .mat file. Because of this, they are not drawn on any axis.
How can I draw these images with code on a parent axis?

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Geoff Hayes
Geoff Hayes on 25 Jul 2019
Joseph - you could perhaps try changing the parent property of the stored graphics object to be that of the new parent axis. For example, we can create a recrtangle object on one figure
>> figure
>> axis([0 10 0 10])
>> hRect = rectangle('Position',[1 2 5 6]);
and then "transfer" this rectangle to another figure
>> figure
>> axis([0 10 0 10])
>> set(hRect, 'Parent', gca);
Perhaps this will work for you too.

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