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Discussion in 'wysiwyg' started by Floriaan, Mar 30, 2017.
It would be great to be able to specify the length of a line when inserting it.
This is possible. However, you can't simply enter a length, since no Line can be defined by length alone... its direction must also be specified. This is done in the same way as when performing a Relative Move (which is described in the WYSIWYG Reference Guide): after clicking for, or entering, the coordinate at which you want the line to start, type the length, followed by <, followed by the angle at which to draw it, and press <enter> to draw the line. Please ensure that you do not enter any spaces. In other words:
You can skip entering the angle if you like, in which case direction will be taken from the cursor's current position relative to the start point that you designated (i.e. clicked or typed the coordinate). Naturally, if you have Ortho on, then cursor movement is constrained as per the Ortho setting and by simply moving the cursor in the direction you wish the line to be drawn, you will be able to VERY quickly draw lines of specific lengths parallel to the axes.
Thank you, that is quite helpful... I don't have a recent manual at hand, but I would have expected that under "To draw a line" or "The command line", but in at least an older version of the manual I cannot find it there...
Actually, unless you specifically choose not to, the manual for the current version is always installed together with that version (and found in the Windows Start menu, in the CAST Software folder). That aside though, you are right, and we are going to amend this for the next version.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention,
I wasn't at my desk, so I looked it up in an older version I have in my Dropbox.
Thanks for putting it in a future version of the manual. I will update the Dropbox ;-)