On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 11:52:39AM -0300, bulia byak wrote:
> But any measure tool would work "after the fact", by clicking on some
> points in the drawing and measuring them. Is that not so?
A measure tool in the sense of what the GIMP has, yes. But for
precision and numerical entry (very important), you have to select
the actual nodes. That is, this should work from the node tool, not be
another tool. Select 2 nodes of 1 segment, read the distance (= lenght
in case of a straight line), see it's not what you want, enter desired
value ... that's the kind of workflow I'm about.
Actualy, wether the nodes are the ends of one segment or not isn't
important, linear distance could always be measured and changed
(moving the nodes in a colinear fashion). There should just be a
way to make one node stay in place or to move both by the same amount
(could be just likw with Align and Distribute).
> Ah, that I added it long ago. Try dragging with Ctrl+Alt in Node tool.
Cool, thanks. One has to be carful, otherwise it jumps around, though.