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Wish : Selection/Drag Tool

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1. Drag :
Please change the way it works so that it is possible to add a numeric value "after" you left your left mouse button.
So the tool stays active after a Drag operation to accept numerical distance input - depending on drag/cursor direction !
That it is no more necessary to start input Numbers BEFORE you can leave the mouse button.
(Left Hands stays to do shortcuts, only Right Hand switches between Mouse and Num Block numerical entries)

Like :
Click and hold LMB > Drag to RIGHT > release LMB > Num Block : "10,62" => Drag Distance X = 10,62 working units
or
Click and hold LMB > Drag to LEFT > release LMB > Num Block : "10,62" => Drag Distance X = minus 10,62 working units
or
Click and hold LMB > Drag to TOP > release LMB > Num Block : "10,62" => Drag Distance Y = 10,62 working units
or
Click and hold LMB > Drag to BOTTOM > release LMB > Num Block : "10,62" => Drag Distance Y = minus 10,62 working units

So including cursor direction recognition. (In general for all Tools !)
If there will not follow any numerical input and instead you do a mouse click to select or drag again it will behave as normally.

 

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2. Drag :
And make sure that, if an element is already selected,
(as long as you grab on points on that Element and not somewhere completely else),
to lock to or keep that selected Element and don't switch to any another Element when dragging,
which may be "more near", more "in Front" or more appropriate.

 

SOLVED 2017

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3. Drag :
Make an additional Shortcut (like CMD+ or similar) to temporarily prevent Scaling or Sub-Object Edits
to allow secure Drag Actions only.

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4. Selection :
Add an additional CTRL+ Mode that will Deselect or Subtract from Selection only.
To make Selection possible if the geometry gets crowded.

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On 13. September 2016 at 2:10 PM, zoomer said:

2. Drag :
And make sure that, if an element is already selected,
(as long as you grab on points on that Element and not somewhere completely else),
to lock to or keep that selected Element and don't switch to any another Element when dragging,
which may be "more near", more "in Front" or more appropriate.


Looks like someone from the VW 2017 team was needing only 3 hours to solve this.
So far for me that works.

Thanks !!!

EDIT :

Seems to work REALLY neat

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