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Tom Klaber

Mark Text Fixed (Unless Otherwise Requested)

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The text in the section marker tool and the mark itself are right now treated as two sperate movable entities which drive me nuts.  To adjust the marker - you have to move the text first (because it is on top) - then select the line - select the control point and then snap that to the moved text.  Essentially increasing the amount of work by 100% to modify section marker. 

 

Whoever wants the text not in the marker?  I tried to think of a time or instance where I would want the 3/A-201 text in some other place other than inside the mark.  The only thing I could think of if it was too big to fit.  

 

So - if this is really a feature that people need - maybe have a "Fixed Text" check both that will make the text and the mark move together.  

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Good idea, I think the entire Text aspect of the programme needs some tweaking.

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Someone suggested that VW offer a bounty for unnecessary clicks. This one should be on that list!

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On 2018-04-13 at 8:26 AM, Tom Klaber said:

The text in the section marker tool and the mark itself are right now treated as two sperate movable entities which drive me nuts.  To adjust the marker - you have to move the text first (because it is on top) - then select the line - select the control point and then snap that to the moved text.  Essentially increasing the amount of work by 100% to modify section marker. 

 

I agree completely. It should be fixed but there is a workaround in the mean time - use the Reshape tool instead of the Selection tool when editing section lines.

 

Kevin

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On 4/16/2018 at 3:10 PM, Kevin McAllister said:

 

I agree completely. It should be fixed but there is a workaround in the mean time - use the Reshape tool instead of the Selection tool when editing section lines.

 

Kevin

 

I tried this, it did not work - just switched the order of operations.  When I used the reshape tool it moved to marker circle - but left the text behind - forcing me to click out of the reshape and select the marker, then select the text keypoint, and move it back into place. 

 

I would still love an explanation on why it was thought that these two things should be controlled separately.  I am not even sure it is laziness - since it actually seems that VW when out of its way to create this as a functionality...

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1 hour ago, Tom Klaber said:

 

I tried this, it did not work - just switched the order of operations.  When I used the reshape tool it moved to marker circle - but left the text behind - forcing me to click out of the reshape and select the marker, then select the text keypoint, and move it back into place.

 

Interesting. That's not what happens here when I test it in a clean file. The text always moves in relationship to the marker, even if I've offset it. Is your section line fairly complex?

 

1 hour ago, Tom Klaber said:

I would still love an explanation on why it was thought that these two things should be controlled separately.  I am not even sure it is laziness - since it actually seems that VW when out of its way to create this as a functionality...

 

It definitely hasn't always been this way. This problem only cropped up in the last few versions.

 

Kevin

 

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