QCAD Bugtracker

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  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category QCAD (main)
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  • Reported Version 3.0.0
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Attached to Project: QCAD Bugtracker
Opened by galio - 13.06.2013
Last edited by Andrew - 14.09.2016

FS#824 - Rectangle and Polygon should (optionally) produce Polylines

First of all it would make it easy to move them in one piece.
And if additionally FS#823 is implemented (with the option to easily stretch orthogonal to the selected line) this would improve the handling of Rectangles and Polygons significantly.

The tools could then be moved to Polyline Tools or maybe get their own category called Polygon Tools with a Rectangle as Icon.

Closed by  Andrew
14.09.2016 08:47
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Andrew commented on 14.06.2013 20:34

This is definitely a matter of preference, either on a user basis or on a case to case basis.
Many users prefer not to work with polylines at all (a polyline might be easier to select or move, but also much more cumbersome to handle when it comes to trimming, cutting out segments, etc.). If a rectangle is constructed to remain a rectangle forever, a polyline would probably suffice. If a rectangle is constructed as a base shape to draw something more complex, lines are likely preferable.


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