Issue 42116 - Additional length of dimension-line for position and size dialog
Summary: Additional length of dimension-line for position and size dialog
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.4
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-02-05 12:20 UTC by 5984hseprq
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:35 UTC (History)
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Description 5984hseprq 2005-02-05 12:20:55 UTC
Hello dear Helper.

Please follow me.

1. Open new drawing
2. Draw a rectangle width 3mm by hight 2 mm
3. Introduce width dimension by choosing "main tool bar"" => "lines and arrows"
=> "dimension lines".
4. Draw the width dimension to correspond with width of rectangle => "3mm"
5. Read width and hight in the status bar on bottom => read  5,54 x 2,55 mm = NOK
6. Press "F4" => "Position and Size" => "Size" => read Width = 5,55 mm = NOK
5. If you want to change the size of the Dimension over the "F4" window an
incorrect value occures.

6. The problem is basically the same when a vertical dimension is introduced. 

Ergo: setting horisontal and vertical dimensions does not work according to
normal CAD criterias.

Please present a solution.

Many thanks in advance.

4. Introduce horisontal dimension
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-02-05 12:40:46 UTC
Priority changed.
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2005-02-07 08:31:10 UTC
Its a question if this is really a bug or not. A dimension line can be bigger
than the definite size it is showing. This is the case when the space inbetween
the line is too small to show the text and the arrows. If the space is big
enough the size in the status bar is correct.
Comment 3 wolframgarten 2005-02-07 08:31:21 UTC
Comment 4 Armin Le Grand 2005-02-09 21:19:14 UTC
AW: No, it's not a bug at the moment. The Pos&Size dialog on F4 is meant to det
the object's dimension, it's not specialized to dimensioning objects. Text
belongs to the object, so what You set there is the size of the object including
the text.
I agree that tis is not very useful in that case, so i pledge for an
enchancement request to add something like 'length of dimension line' field to
the dilaog if a dimension line is selected. This would also work with rotated
dimension lines, where the size you edit is the width/height of the visible
object in page coordinates at the moment.
This values for the F4 dialog are a logic consequence for values editable for
all kind of shapes. The common case is that the user has any kind of shape (or
shapes) and wants all that shapes to have a specified size, regardless of
rotation or else.
AW->WG: Suggest enchancement request, close this one, please.
Comment 5 wolframgarten 2005-02-10 13:42:09 UTC
Changed this one to enhancement.
Comment 6 wolframgarten 2005-02-10 13:44:01 UTC
Changed summary. Reassigned.
Comment 7 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:39:35 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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