Issue 13314 - Increase accuracy for dimension lines
Summary: Increase accuracy for dimension lines
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bettina.haberer
QA Contact: issues@graphics
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-04-11 18:07 UTC by godboutm
Modified: 2006-08-11 12:21 UTC (History)
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Description godboutm 2003-04-11 18:07:53 UTC
When displaying in inches, the dimension lines only resolve one decimal place.
Common US measurements use 1/8", 1/16", and even 1/32" accuracy, which can't be
conveyed with only 1 decimal place. 

The best solution would be to allow fractional representation of values, as that
is what most users would use, both professionally and for
hobby/repair/renovation projects. Decimal is usually only used for mechanical
design work, and that is normally with three decimal places.

And when the units are set to feet, the common breakdown is feet-inches -
fractional inches. Draw only resolves to 10ths of a foot, which is rarely practical.

Alternatively, giving users the option to select the number of decimal places
would be a big improvement over 10ths of an inch. We normally can convert at
least to 1/8" increments in our heads, and smaller increments using charts.

This would open an entirely new set of users to Draw - architects, woodworkers,
cabinet-makers, and blacksmiths (that's me :=).
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2003-04-14 07:42:39 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2003-04-16 15:30:25 UTC
Set to "NEW"
Comment 3 ace_dent 2006-08-11 12:20:35 UTC
Tested with OOo-Dev 680m180 (~2.0.3) WinXP.
This issue has been fixed- precision of dimension lines can be set.
However, for those still using Imperial units I imagine that a fractional
display (1/16th etc.) would be desireable... This should be raised as a seperate
Issue if needed.
Comment 4 ace_dent 2006-08-11 12:21:42 UTC
Closing. Please remember to re-allocate your votes. Cheers.