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Selection tool issue? How to I create I fixed selection?

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Selection tool issue? How to I create I fixed selection?

Hi Forma Team,

I am trying to use the Design Tool and the getPolygon() method to allow the user to create a rectangle (and specifically a square) but the tool only allows a free form clicking repeatedly to the 3Dscene.

Any advice? I specially need the user to be able to select a square but with a max constraint of certain area.

For example the user can only create a square selection of 300m x 300m and not bigger

Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated



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in reply to: iklimis

Hi Giannis!


As you have noticed, the design tool does not support this interaction out of the box. With the current capabilities I would suggest using the getPoint() and create a square 300x300m with that point as the center point. Would that work in your case?


I will note down the need to create a rectangle and not just free-form polygons. This is supported in the Forma tools, as you can see below, and I believe this functionality can be useful from extensions as well.



Enforcing min and max length of the edges I believe will need to be handled on the extension side by informing the user about these requirements, and not something we will prioritise now. 


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Best, Vilde

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in reply to: iklimis

Ηι @vilde.barth !
Thanks for your reply 

That is pretty much the approach I took. Getting a point and creating a geoJson square.
It would be nice if I we could have a way to remove it though (say with using a path and perhaps a removeElement() method)

Thanks again 

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