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Author Topic: Is Snap-to-intersection available or being considered as a plug-in  (Read 109 times)
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« on: January 11, 2017, 21:00:47 pm »

Is Snap-to-intersection available or being considered as a plug-in?  I've searched the forum and available plug-ins but do not find such.

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 21:09:36 pm »

Nocker, I don't know of that just now.

One way to deal with it until such a plug-in exists (an 'ersatz' method, but it works) is to draw points at intersections (edit/intersection Points).  Snapping to points is already supported in the UI.

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 22:03:04 pm »

Thanks Lloyd.  That is what I've been doing as a current work around for years.  Drawing rectangles to represent oval mounting tabs on AC low power transformer mounts, drawing in diagonals across corners to derive center of rectangle, then adding a "point" at the intersections.  Done this numerous times before and was hoping for the snap-to-intersection "privilege".  Wink Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 22:14:27 pm »

Well... I'm not in a position to research it, but it should be possible.  If intersections can be found in order to make points at them, then they should be detectable to make 'snap' work.

I don't know enough about that to speak authoritatively about it.

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 23:25:11 pm »

Hello,

A workaround: Menu Edit/intersection points > creates point at intersection of selected objects, then you can use them as snap points.

oops, sorry, I don't see Lloyd reply ..

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 04:18:48 am »

Lloyd and David, now Edit > Intersection Points for selected objects works perfectly for me.  I've never noticed that menu item.  (I misread Lloyd suggestion of this originally, sorry Lloyd).

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