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Bertf

Rectangle auto converts to polygons on certain modify operations

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I find it the quickest way to draw a custom shape by starting with a rectangle and then adjusting accordingly. But now I always have to do the conversion first.

 

For example: When drawing a rectangle and trying to add vertexes with the reshape tool we first need to convert the rectangle to polygon before we can add vertexes:

 

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Following operations don't work on rectangles with the reshape tool:

- Add/remove vertices

- Hide/show edges

- Change vertex mode

 

Is it possible to implement an auto convert to polygons when trying to do these reshapes?

 

Thank you,

Bert

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Yes, I agree. The Rectangle should automatically switch to a poly if the Reshape tool is used in such a way that it is no longer a rectangle. Manual intervention to make it a poly should not be required.

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Good idea @Bertf! I have actually seen a number of new users expect this to occur when doing the reshapes you mentioned...  It's an intuitive expectation.

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Oddly enough, using the reshape tool to stretch the length or height of a rectangle will convert it to a polygon.  Which, ideally, it shouldn't, just as Pat says:

 

On 12/8/2017 at 2:36 PM, Pat Stanford said:

Yes, I agree. The Rectangle should automatically switch to a poly if the Reshape tool is used in such a way that it is no longer a rectangle. Manual intervention to make it a poly should not be required.

 

But, in the meantime, a rectangle can be quickly converted to a polygon by stretching one of if sides, or vertices, and then snapping it back to its original position.

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