Issue 103582

Summary: Fill Area by Picking
Product: Draw Reporter: irneb <irne.barnard>
Component: editingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
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Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 3.1   
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Description irneb 2009-07-16 05:36:41 UTC
Is there any way you could fill an area by picking a point inside an enclosed
space. Basically, you'll have some shapes crossing (or ending on) each other,
forming a enclosed "shape" ... similar to an intersect, but you want to portion
in between.

I can do this type of thing in PhotoShop (which is Raster Based with the Fill
feature), or in AutoCAD (which is Vector Based with the Hatch command). But I
haven't seen anything like this in vector based graphics (except for CAD packages).

What I'm thinking is similar to the Hatch command in CAD, the user picks a point
inside an enclosed space. The command calculates a boundary object from that by
tracing an imaginary line in a radial pattern. Wherever this line crosses a
shape's boundary this becomes the new boundary of the hatch.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2009-07-16 06:39:04 UTC