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FS#824 - Rectangle and Polygon should (optionally) produce Polylines

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by galio (galio) - Thursday, 13 June 2013, 17:17 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 10:47 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Closed
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 100%
Votes 0
Private No


First of all it would make it easy to move them in one piece.
And if additionally FS#823 is implemented (with the option to easily stretch orthogonal to the selected line) this would improve the handling of Rectangles and Polygons significantly.

The tools could then be moved to Polyline Tools or maybe get their own category called Polygon Tools with a Rectangle as Icon.

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 10:47 GMT+2
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Friday, 14 June 2013, 22:34 GMT+2

This is definitely a matter of preference, either on a user basis or on a case to case basis.
Many users prefer not to work with polylines at all (a polyline might be easier to select or move, but also much more cumbersome to handle when it comes to trimming, cutting out segments, etc.). If a rectangle is constructed to remain a rectangle forever, a polyline would probably suffice. If a rectangle is constructed as a base shape to draw something more complex, lines are likely preferable.