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FS#1066 - Option to lock origin

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by -- (clive) - Friday, 20 June 2014, 11:00 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 10:20 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Development
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


It would be good to have the option to lock the origin if needed.

This task depends upon

Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 10:20 GMT+2
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Friday, 20 June 2014, 12:05 GMT+2

The position of the absolute origin (0,0) is fixed and never moves.

The position of the relative zero point (@0,0) can be locked using Snap > Lock Relative Zero

If that is not what you meant, please elaborate, thanks.

Comment by -- (clive) - Friday, 20 June 2014, 22:58 GMT+2

Sorry for not thinking properly, what I meant was to be able to lock the Red Cross from moving.

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Friday, 20 June 2014, 23:41 GMT+2

Yes, that would likely be the relative zero point: Snap > Lock Relative Zero to keep its position fixed.

Comment by -- (clive) - Saturday, 21 June 2014, 13:33 GMT+2

I mean to keep the |Red cross (ucs) locked permanently if so desired!

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Monday, 23 June 2014, 09:17 GMT+2

Yes, that's what Snap > Lock Relative Zero should do. Does it not work as expected?

Comment by -- (clive) - Monday, 23 June 2014, 12:51 GMT+2

Sorry Andrew, I should have explained more properly, I want the Red cross to stay in its original position when zooming or panning around, maybe an option could be added in application preferences for this?

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 10:55 GMT+2

Do you intend to lock the relative zero point to a fixed screen coordinate? For example at the center of the drawing area, something like that?

Currently, the relative zero point stays at the same drawing coordinate when zooming and panning.

Comment by -- (clive) - Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 09:37 GMT+2

I think we are talking about two different things here, all I want is the option to fix the Red cross icon from moving, in other words when you pan or zoom around your drawing I want the Red cross icon to stay put at the bottom left hand corner!

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 12:05 GMT+2

I see. Would that not mean that the red cross no longer indicates the position of the absolute zero point?

Maybe you can briefly outline what you are trying to achieve or what the purpose of this feature is? Thanks.

Comment by -- (clive) - Thursday, 26 June 2014, 09:51 GMT+2

Yes you are right, it's no big deal, thanks anyway.