Feedback -XLines and Rays

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Feedback -XLines and Rays

Postby Clive » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:52 am

Thanks Andrew for adding XLines and Rays in the new release -QCAD 3.6,fantastic, very useful indeed 8) (try playing around with the divide tool on these infinite lines :wink: ).
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Re: Feedback -XLines and Rays

Postby andrew » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:51 pm

Thanks for the feedback.

Let me know if it does not work as expected. It's quite likely that for some tools, XLines and Rays don't work as expected yet.
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Re: Feedback -XLines and Rays

Postby Clive » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:03 pm

andrew wrote:Let me know if it does not work as expected. It's quite likely that for some tools, XLines and Rays don't work as expected yet.

Sure, I'll keep you posted about any problems.
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Re: Feedback -XLines and Rays

Postby Husky » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:16 pm

Hi everybody,

maybe I'm just not smart enough but I don't get it. I've "ask" the Reference Manual but it tells me ..... nothing about it. :wink:

What is the secret behind this:

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Distance? To what? If I have an empty drawing it will snap to many "invisible" points (no, the grit is off) and I have no idea what is going on.
And Base? What means Base?

I'm pretty sure I'm missing something but .... what? e_surprised
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Re: Feedback -XLines and Rays

Postby andrew » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:16 pm

These inputs are part of the new Snap > Restrict Angle or Length tool.
This snap restriction can be used for any tool and has nothing to do with xlines or rays.

The angle field restricts the angle to multiples of the given value, starting with the given base angle.
In the same way, the distance field restricts the distance to multiples of the given value, starting with the given base distance.
Angles and distances are measured relatively to the relative zero, as with all snap restrictions.

The base angle and distance will likely be zero for most cases.

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Re: Feedback -XLines and Rays

Postby Husky » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:22 am

Thanks for explanation!

andrew wrote:These inputs are part of the new Snap > Restrict Angle or Length tool.
This snap restriction can be used for any tool and has nothing to do with xlines or rays.

But it pops automatically up as option if I start "Line from two points" which has also the "Infinite line" and "rays in the Option bar. Sorry that I have seen any connection between those options and lines.

However. If I just like to use the "Line from two points" with a given distance and try to put the first point on a line (on entity) - why is the snap jumping around and I can't place it as expected correctly on the line? For what is the snap looking? Grit is of!

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Re: Feedback -XLines and Rays

Postby andrew » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:52 am

Uncheck the [ ] Distance option for the first point, enable it for the second point only.
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Re: Feedback -XLines and Rays

Postby Husky » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:44 pm

andrew wrote:Uncheck the [ ] Distance option for the first point, enable it for the second point only.

Fair enough! :wink:
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Re: Feedback -XLines and Rays

Postby caigner » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:24 am

Two thumbs up from me for the new XLines and Rays. Indeed a very useful addition to the already very good QCAD. THANKS!!!

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