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zoomer

Move by Points Tool

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To refresh,

I wish the Move by Points Tool (MBP) would get some improvements :

 

 

1.

Please make the MBP to ignore the "Number of Duplicates" value when

"retain original" is set to OFF or set it virtually to "always 1" in move only mode,

to avoid any accidental copies when Moving or the need for the user to

always check these settings before using the Tool.

 

2.

Please add a Continuous Mode Option that,

after first cycle of 1st click to define origin + 2nd click to define traget position,

to instantly place a new Copy (or Movement) with each further click,

without the need to redefine an origin after each cycle again.

To allow easier multiple distribution of elements in one go.

 

3.

Please add an Option to use MBP with a fixed or locked distance value.

(Same for Push Pull Tool)

 

4.

Offer the last distance (X,Y or Z) as a potential (master) snapping point to

repeat copy operations when "Number of Duplicates" is 1.

(Similar to CMD+D)

 

5.

Add a live Preview

 

 

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2 hours ago, zoomer said:

2.

Please add a Continuous Mode Option that,

after first cycle of 1st click to define origin + 2nd click to define traget position,

to instantly place a new Copy (or Movement) with each further click,

without the need to redefine an origin after each cycle again.

To allow easier multiple distribution of elements in one go.

 

This would be AMAZING.

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Thanks for all your support.

 

And btw,

if it is also important for you,

you can increase priority by pushing the up arrow on the left side of the title bar above,

to get better heard.

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Hi,

 

Would be great to have a preview of the MOVE BY POINTS tool before one actually finished the order, similar to the preview one gets with the rotate tool.

 

 I leave an example of the preview one gets with the rotate tool:

 

 

 

rotate preview.png

Edited by martinfdc

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4 minutes ago, martinfdc said:

Hi,

 

Would be great to have a preview of the MOVE BY POINTS tool before one actually finished the order, similar to the preview one gets with the rotate tool.


Agreed! Merged with an existing wish for more votes, you've got mine as well.

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