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Marnix Kasper

Advanced Scale tool

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What I have been missing so far is a three-click scale tool. I found the new scale tool in VW2020, but unfortunately this is just a 'scale by guessing'-tool. 
It might be a wonderful extension of this tool if: 
Click 1 = basepoint

Click 2 = referencepoint current length

Click 3 = referencepoint new length

 

Expecially when I am fitting a scanned drawing, or some PDF underlay, this would really come out handy! 

 

Thanks for reading this 🙂

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Yes but could be streamlined to 3 click option if you have aligned a common point already.

Assumption would be objects would scale around the common point not around objects centre.

 

Would be highly useful as an improvement on many fronts.

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13 hours ago, Kevin Allen said:

Scale by dimension does this. 

Hello Kevin, 

Where do I find this feature?
I've never found something like my suggestion with scaling the selected objects in relation to a self chosen basepoint. 

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3 hours ago, Marnix Kasper said:

Hello Kevin, 

Where do I find this feature?
I've never found something like my suggestion with scaling the selected objects in relation to a self chosen basepoint. 

Modify>Scale Objects. 2nd mode "symmetric by distance"

Screen Shot 2021-04-26 at 11.36.42 AM.png

 

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20 minutes ago, Tony Kostreski said:

Modify>Scale Objects.  2nd mode "symmetric by distance"

Thanks. That one I know.
What I would suggest gives two extra features:

1) it gives you the freedom to scale your selected object(s) from a custom basepoint
2) if you don't know the lengths, you can just point out your 'old' length and then your 'new' length. 

I'd think it's handy 🙂

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38 minutes ago, Marnix Kasper said:

2) if you don't know the lengths, you can just point out your 'old' length and then your 'new' length. 

If you click on the double arrow buttons to the right of the distance fields you can take the measurements from the drawing rather than typing the values in manually

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Scaling from a common base point would be very helpful, with the ability to identify that point of course 🙂

 

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I meanwhile found out that if you add a locus to your selection, the locus functions as a base point with: 

  • flipping
    • cmd-shift-H
    • cmd-shift-V
  • rotating
    • cmd-L
    • cmd-shift-L

It would be nice if this same basepoint functionality would be added to the scale-function as well! 

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