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Scale Objects

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Yes makes sense.

The way I was used to use a Scale Tool before VW was :

- select Object(s!) to scale

- click on Scale Center/Origin

- click on point to give current length from Center

- click on point to give new length from Center

done.

Of course there are options to restrict scaling to one or more axis

Important is to be able to choose a special Center at all,

and optional set that Center to the local Center of each object,

so that you select and scale all of your similar trees at one time.

Edited by zoomer

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On 28.8.2015 at 1:32 PM, zoomer said:

Yes makes sense.

The way I was used to use a Scale Tool before VW was :

- select Object(s!) to scale

- click on Scale Center/Origin

- click on point to give current length from Center

- click on point to give new length from Center

done.

Of course there are options to restrict scaling to one or more axis

Important is to be able to choose a special Center at all,

and optional set that Center to the local Center of each object,

so that you select and scale all of your similar trees at one time.

 

I agree, this would be really great and intuitive, like in AutoCAD.

 

As OZZie says/shows in his screencast:

 

Another very helpful and easyer to realize solution within the existing scale objects tool, maybe as a first step, would be another measuring tool for the new length (see attached screenshot).

Why? -> often you have just some random object as a reference length and not a dimension. In this case I find it very unhandy if you:

 

a) first have to measure this reference object outside the dialog,

b) then write down the measurment somewhere

c) open the scaling dialog

d) and then write it in to the dialog manually again. 

 

What do other people think about this? What do you think, Jim? I requested this also at Computerworks Switzerland. Would be great to have this soon!

 

Sorry for german dialog - hope it looks similar in the international version.

 

Here how it might look:

 

whish for scaling objects tool.png

Edited by SwissMarc

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Absolutely agree, I'll bump the wishlist item again with the new forum link. (Interested parties should feel free to vote this thread up at the top left!)

 

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On 1/10/2017 at 0:08 PM, MarcU said:

 

I agree, this would be really great and intuitive, like in AutoCAD.

 

As OZZie says/shows in his screencast:

 

Another very helpful and easyer to realize solution within the existing scale objects tool, maybe as a first step, would be another measuring tool for the new length (see attached screenshot).

Why? -> often you have just some random object as a reference length and not a dimension. In this case I find it very unhandy if you:

 

a) first have to measure this reference object outside the dialog,

b) then write down the measurment somewhere

c) open the scaling dialog

d) and then write it in to the dialog manually again. 

 

What do other people think about this? What do you think, Jim? I requested this also at Computerworks Switzerland. Would be great to have this soon!

 

Sorry for german dialog - hope it looks similar in the international version.

 

Here how it might look:

 

whish for scaling objects tool.png

Learning quickly here and running up against what seem to be many of the sam requests as other users. Please consider this post a +1 on this request. Ideally scale and rotate tools would take a hint from AutoCAD's "scale reference" and "rotate reference" commands.

 

Thank You.

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On 3/24/2017 at 8:05 PM, nca777 said:

Learning quickly here and running up against what seem to be many of the sam requests as other users. Please consider this post a +1 on this request. Ideally scale and rotate tools would take a hint from AutoCAD's "scale reference" and "rotate reference" commands.

 

Thank You.


Make sure you've upvoted it at the top left of the original post:

 

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(If you already did, then please ignore, just making sure everyone knows about it.)

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On 8/28/2015 at 6:25 AM, Ozzie said:

Does this make sense?

www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/coju6ofpUG

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I have been wishing for this common sense feature for a long time and just realized this morning that it was added to 2018. Thanks Ozzie and Vectorworks!

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