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FS#881 - Line orthogonal to line and tangential to arc, circle or ellipse

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by -- (clive) - Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 15:45 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Friday, 11 October 2013, 17:02 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 2
Private No


It would be useful to have an additional line tool that could be drawn tangent to an existing circle and perpendicular to a line.
see screenshot for the idea:

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Friday, 11 October 2013, 17:02 GMT+2
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  https://github.com/qcad/qcad/commit/888a b5ec3e598047a3789d7779725e294185304a
Comment by Husky (Husky) - Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 20:45 GMT+2

Yep - agree! That would be helpful! ;-)

Comment by Tamas TEVESZ (kazmer) - Saturday, 12 October 2013, 03:14 GMT+2

Thank you!

Comment by -- (clive) - Saturday, 12 October 2013, 20:15 GMT+2

Fantastic, thanks Andrew.

Comment by -- (clive) - Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 14:44 GMT+2

Great new tool, very useful.

In testing I noticed that if I select the wrong entity - say a circle, arc etc. the feedback in the error message is wrong, to my thinking it should read 'Entity is not a Line'!

See attached screenshot.

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 15:17 GMT+2 Comment by Husky (Husky) - Thursday, 17 October 2013, 19:00 GMT+2

Nice new tool! Thank you guys!