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Alignment Ruler
« on: April 18, 2014, 07:49:00 pm »

Alignment Ruler: The CAD ruler now has some preliminary alignment properties. You can align shapes along their top, center and bottom with the Alignment Ruler.
  • Make sure CAD mode is enabled.
  • Click on the Alignment Ruler to enable/disable alignment. This is the little arrow at the left or bottom of a view.
  • Click drag the ruler to move it; double click in and empty part of the lower or left-hand parts of a view to set an entirely new position.
  • If you have one shape selected, the ruler will snap to it's top/center/bottom when you are within the current Grid-Snap distance. The color will change from Blue to Yellow to indicate that it has snapped.
  • If you move a shape when the ruler is selected it will snap to the ruler in a similar manner.
  • The ruler only appears in the front, back, top, bottom, left and right views.
  • I'm working on point alignment for an upcoming release.


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Re: Alignment Ruler
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 02:15:24 am »

Works great for me, I like it! :)

I see that the ruler snapping supercedes the grid snapping, which is good. I don't think you mentioned it, but the ruler also snaps to grid when Grid Snap is turned on, which is spectacular.


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Re: Alignment Ruler
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2014, 12:42:01 am »

Oh I see what the arrow is for now :P
All I did was drag it around, I didn't bother dragging stuff onto it when it was selected.

Also is there a way to disable the ruler alignment and still have CAD mode enabled.