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how do you create a line in Draw with an exact length, eg 20 metres

asked 2019-03-12 21:30:04 +0200

johnh gravatar image

The details given in the line functions pane at the right are confusing and often default to a reference point. I want to click the screen and draw a line of a certain length.

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answered 2019-03-13 07:54:30 +0200

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Create the line its the approximate position with any length. It is now selected (handles at both ends). If the line already exists, click on it to select.

Format>Position & Size allows you to set very precisely all parameters.

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Of course, there is a maximum size in width as well as in height. The values are stored in a structure which has two Long fields for the measures expressed in units of 1/100 mm. The values, however, are only interpreted up to actual maxima depending on the current page size in a way unclear to me (less than 1.5 times anyway). Since page dimensions also are limited (to 3.00m both directions) the actual maximum length of a line is far less than 20 m.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2019-03-13 10:56:12 +0200 )edit
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