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Centerline Drawing Tool - Not the symbol for it


One of the great, simple, plugins that existed from v11 and we used until v15 was drawing a line from a midpoint. The beauty of this was you simply clicked on 2 points and a line would rubber band from that point in any direction (similar to the division snap would), but then it could generate that line perpendicular to the 2 inputs vector or along the regular angle/snaps from that location. It would also give it the "center" line style automatically. It was an easy 3 point input which I cannot figure out a process that simple. I used this all the time in designing even when no objects existed and construction drawings. Without this, you have to draw the vector (so you can use the perpendicular snap), then draw the line and change its attributes if not selected, and delete the vector its perpendicular to. Many more steps than this old plugin required and 3Xs as frustrating since you could generate them on the fly with no backward steps, one right after the other without the drawbacks of having to draw that vector line and delete it that sets up the centerline. Its such a simple tool and incredibly useful you would think it would take Vectorworks very little effort to recreate it and roll it into the program by comparison to some of the gorilla sized useful tools they have created.


The last incarnation of this titled "Centerline from Midpoint" by Tom Kyler on VectorDepot.

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