New tool request to place lines/entities at equal distances

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New tool request to place lines/entities at equal distances

Post by Clive » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:10 am

I just want to get some feedback about this request first.

Would it be possible to have a tool similar to the 'points along a line' tool, where for example a 4mm line could be placed evenly a given number of times along another line of say 100mm in length?

Or maybe an additional option with the paste along entity tool - like place evenly?

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Re: New tool request to place lines/entities at equal distan

Post by andrew » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:19 am

If I understand this correctly, what you are missing in the Edit > Paste along Entity tool is an option to only paste N instances, instead of creating enough instances to 'fill' the whole entity, correct?

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Re: New tool request to place lines/entities at equal distan

Post by Clive » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:17 pm

andrew wrote:If I understand this correctly, what you are missing in the Edit > Paste along Entity tool is an option to only paste N instances, instead of creating enough instances to 'fill' the whole entity, correct?
I thinks so yes, could you give me a quick example so that I can verify Yes or No please Andrew.

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Re: New tool request to place lines/entities at equal distan

Post by Husky » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:24 pm

Hi Clive,

do you need something like this?

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Re: New tool request to place lines/entities at equal distan

Post by Clive » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:56 am

Husky wrote:Hi Clive,do you need something like this?
Nearly , try pasting a line 3mm long horizontally along another horizontal line of 80mm long.

The result I'm looking for needs to be that the 3mm line is pasted along the 80mm line evenly and with even spaces in between!

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Re: New tool request to place lines/entities at equal distan

Post by Husky » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:21 pm

Clive wrote:
Husky wrote:Hi Clive,do you need something like this?
Nearly , try pasting a line 3mm long horizontally along another horizontal line of 80mm long.

The result I'm looking for needs to be that the 3mm line is pasted along the 80mm line evenly and with even spaces in between!
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Ok, understood and I don't see any easy solution (without a manual calculation) to complete this task within QCAD.
And yes, would be nice to have a tool for this ... I could use it too ... :wink:

May I ask you for what do you need this?
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Re: New tool request to place lines/entities at equal distan

Post by Clive » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:25 pm

Thank you Andrew and Husky for your feedback on this, I have added a feature request here:

http://www.qcad.org/bugtracker/index.ph ... sk_id=1345

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