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Attached to Project: QCAD Bugtracker
Opened by Stuart Feichtinger - 12.11.2014
Last edited by Andrew - 14.11.2014

FS#1122 - Objects move inappropriately when confirming alignment by alignment tool (M,A).

I am trying to use the align tool (M, A) to align two text objects vertically. I am able to get them aligned how I want them, but when I confirm (click the green check box in the upper right-hand corner) they mysteriously jump up a large grid square or so. I am then able to get them back into the alignment by the “undo” command. In case that didn’t make sense I’ll try this one more time:

{Result} (User Action)

{text boxes out of alignment}(Align tool “M,A”){text boxes aligned}(click green checkmark){text boxes move randomly}(undo “ctrl-z”){text boxes aligned}

I’m thinking this is either operator error or a bug. It is consistent though.

Closed by  Andrew
14.11.2014 08:01
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Husky commented on 12.11.2014 08:37


Which option have you used for "Align to:"? "Picked Entity" or "Drawing"?

For "Drawing" you have to use the green check-mark button,
for "Picked Entity" you have just to use the left mouse button in the drawing to confirm a correct alignment and then close the tool with the red X Button,

Andrew commented on 12.11.2014 13:13

I cannot reproduce this here with either setting.
Could you attach or e-mail the drawing and explain step by step how you proceed to reproduce this?

Stuart Feichtinger commented on 12.11.2014 23:05

Husky and Andrew,
Thank you both very much for getting back to me so quickly. Husky, I was trying to align to "Picked Entity," and your solution of clicking the red X worked great. This idiosyncrasy still strikes me as unintended though, so I attached a video showing what I mean just in case. I originally tried to reproduce this using a new file with only two text boxes, but it did't work (i.e. clicking the green checkmark accepted and everything stayed in place). However, it is still moving consistently as previously described in the file in which I originally had the issue. I hope this quick screen grab is more illustrative of what I'm talking about. Thank you both again!


Stuart Feichtinger

Andrew commented on 13.11.2014 08:21

Thanks for the video. Is there any chance that you could attach or e-mail that drawing file, since the problem only seems to affect that particular drawing? Thanks.

Stuart Feichtinger commented on 14.11.2014 00:09

Here you go. Not that it's important, but in case you are wondering about the file: My fiancé are getting married this summer, so I put our venue's floor plan into QCAD to figure out how much space we had, table arrangement etc. And yes, the barn really does have a bowling alley. Thanks for the help!


Andrew commented on 14.11.2014 08:01

Thanks! I was able to reproduce the problem now and fixed it for the next release.


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