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Symbols - Use Locus as Insertion Point


Who would find it useful, if when creating a symbol, that IF a locus is present, the locus is used as the insertion point?


It would cut out a step and help the user think about what they are doing rather than accept the default and often erroneous setting of 'Plan Projection Centre'.


Since the locus can be used as the centre of rotation when using cmd L, etc, it would be a similar behavioural trait.

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I'm up voting, but want to mention that some work needs to go into the idea.  Some symbols may need to contain many loci, so which would be the insertion point?  Some lighting symbols for instance  require a locus for another purpose.  Maybe we need new kind of object:

Symbol Insertion Point? It becomes available only during symbol creation or edit.




Object Origin Point? Can be added to any object (or group, symbol, VP, etc, etc).  Can be moved or deleted during object edit.  This becomes the placement point for copy/paste, the rotation locus (cmd L), the xyz location of the object, and some other functions where a user defined origin is helpful.  This could be placed during symbol creation and would be auto assigned as the Insertion Point.  One problem with this is that usual, low overhead geometry with such addition could affect redraw and navigation responsiveness.  Let's not kludge up the stuff that's currently working OK.


OK, just riffing on @shorter 's idea.





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