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FS#822 - move Freehand Line to Polyline Tools

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by galio (galio) - Thursday, 13 June 2013, 14:45 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Assigned
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.0.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


In order to be more easily editable after creation Freehand Line should produce a Polyline and should be moved away from Line Tools to Polyline Tools

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Comment by -- (clive) - Thursday, 13 June 2013, 15:39 GMT+2

Maybe options for producing a 'freehand' line in either line segments or a polyline - nice to have the choice ;)
Producing a freehand line in line segments creates something at its most editable, useful if you want to 'break out' segments for example. With a continuous polyline you would first have to explode it in order to do this task!

Just my thoughts

Comment by galio (galio) - Friday, 14 June 2013, 00:38 GMT+2

For Polylines there is a tool called "Delete Segments Between Two Nodes", that should be more powerful than having separate lines.
There are many things that work better with a Polylines like: Changing line Properties, removing Nodes but still having a continuous line, moving the whole Freehand Line when it is not isolated and cannot easily be selected without getting many other objects.

Comment by -- (clive) - Friday, 14 June 2013, 10:51 GMT+2

The choice to have an option for creating a freehand line in either separate line segments or a continuous polyline is still my preferred option.

Agreed when working with a polyline using the 'Delete Segments Between Two Nodes' is useful but it doesn't completely 'break out' the segment and leave a gap does it? I can see where you are going with this idea and in principle I agree but to only produce freehand lines as continuous polylines seems a shame - why not have a choice?