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*Buck, Chris
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Extend line?

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01-30-2000 05:07 AM
Can someone tell me please how to extend a line with the mouse. ie. Not
change the orientation but just lengthen.

Thanks
*Smith, Harvey
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Re: Extend line?

01-30-2000 08:50 AM in reply to: *Buck, Chris
Chris.

Lots of ways. The easiest is to Select it (click on the line) and drag-swipe
across the length field in the Edit Bar so that it changes color. Type in the
length you wish and hit [Enter]. Nothing will change on the drawing until you
hit [Enter] so that the program will accept any change.

H

Chris Buck wrote:
>
> Can someone tell me please how to extend a line with the mouse. ie. Not
> change the orientation but just lengthen.
>
> Thanks

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http://www.westnet.com/~harvey/
*Buck, Chris
Message 3 of 4 (58 Views)

Re:

01-30-2000 03:51 PM in reply to: *Buck, Chris
Thanks for the reply Harvey,
but that is not what I meant. I am just starting to convert over from
TurboSketch and I am used to a command called line length where you can
extend a line with the mouse by dragging on an end. Is there no comparable
command in QC?

Also, if I do as you say then presumbly the line lengthen about its centre
and not at one end?

Harvey Smith wrote in message
news:38946BBB.D27817C0@westnet.com...
> Chris.
>
> Lots of ways. The easiest is to Select it (click on the line) and
drag-swipe
> across the length field in the Edit Bar so that it changes color. Type in
the
> length you wish and hit [Enter]. Nothing will change on the drawing until
you
> hit [Enter] so that the program will accept any change.
>
> H
>
> Chris Buck wrote:
> >
> > Can someone tell me please how to extend a line with the mouse. ie. Not
> > change the orientation but just lengthen.
> >
> > Thanks
>
> --
> http://www.westnet.com/~harvey/
*Smith, Harvey
Message 4 of 4 (58 Views)

Re:

01-30-2000 05:32 PM in reply to: *Buck, Chris
Yes there is. Select the line and pull on an end-handle. As you do this, you can
type and input the x/y distance relative from the point you started from.

Another way is to Select, pull the handle, type or , then type in a snap
and pull the line to an object. You can snap with , , , any one of them
that's appropriate.

Lastly, if you lengthen with the 2D coordinate dialog box or the Edit bar, the
line will legnthen from its initial start point - NOT the other way or from the
AboutPoint or the center. The line will continue in the direction you started it
from.

Chris Buck wrote:
>
> Thanks for the reply Harvey,
> but that is not what I meant. I am just starting to convert over from
> TurboSketch and I am used to a command called line length where you can
> extend a line with the mouse by dragging on an end. Is there no comparable
> command in QC?
>
> Also, if I do as you say then presumbly the line lengthen about its centre
> and not at one end?
>
> Harvey Smith wrote in message
> news:38946BBB.D27817C0@westnet.com...
> > Chris.
> >
> > Lots of ways. The easiest is to Select it (click on the line) and
> drag-swipe
> > across the length field in the Edit Bar so that it changes color. Type in
> the
> > length you wish and hit [Enter]. Nothing will change on the drawing until
> you
> > hit [Enter] so that the program will accept any change.
> >
> > H
> >
> > Chris Buck wrote:
> > >
> > > Can someone tell me please how to extend a line with the mouse. ie. Not
> > > change the orientation but just lengthen.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> >
> > --
> > http://www.westnet.com/~harvey/

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