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    Question Scaling issue workaround?

    I know this has been discussed in the forum before, but I don't find the thread anymore. Anyhow:

    When I scale an object horizontally or vertically, then individual parts are moved, not scaled. This is, of course, not what I want. I figured that I can press Alt when using the handles, and then scaling is back to normal. However, when entering dimensions manually, then the issue persists.

    What is the workaround for Xara's scaling oddness?

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    Default Re: Scaling issue workaround?

    What program? Can you provide an example?
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    Default Re: Scaling issue workaround?

    I think you are referring to Lock Aspect Ratio.

    When this option is enabled, selections scale proportionately. When it is disabled, selections scale independently horizontally or vertically.
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    Default Re: Scaling issue workaround?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred C View Post
    What program?
    Designer Pro X11.

    Can you provide an example?
    Unscaled:
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    After entering W 1000px in the Infobar, then hitting enter:
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    I'd expect the drawing to scale, but instead some unwanted magic is happening.

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    I think you are referring to Lock Aspect Ratio.
    No, and that's disabled.

    The question is: Bug or feature? And is there an easy workaround?

    Concerning workaround, I found that the issue does not happen when scaling width and height. Say the drawing is 10001000 px, and you want to change width to 1200 px, then:
    1. Scale the drawing in both directions, for example to: 800800 px
    2. Scale the drawing in both directions to 12001000 px.

    Cumbersome, obviously.

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    Default Re: Scaling issue workaround?

    Scaling is proportional in both directions. Stretching is what you are doing when only one dimension is altered and the lock aspect is not active.

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    Default Re: Scaling issue workaround?

    Seems it may be related to groups; could you post the .xar file for your .png examples?
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    Default Re: Scaling issue workaround?

    first, what template did you use?
    also, scaling, no matter how it's done will scale everything. going from 1000 to 1200 including openings and if not on a separate layer, doors, stair treads, etc. will stretch 20% also. no matter what, it's gonna be hard to stretch bits and pieces without affecting others

    one thing you can do so it doesn't stretch from the middle is after selecting what you want to stretch then just to the left of the x and y position on the top change the origin position from center to the middle left or right block (kinda looks like a rubik's cube). then it'll stretch from that direction and not proportionally from the center
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    Default Re: Scaling issue workaround?

    Your illustrations do not show scaling. The eyes in the center remain the same size. But in the second example the left and right sides of the drawing have been moved outward as my attachment shows.
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    Default Re: Scaling issue workaround?

    Quote Originally Posted by mwenz View Post
    Scaling is proportional in both directions. Stretching is what you are doing when only one dimension is altered and the lock aspect is not active.
    That's Xara lingo then. In other software, scaling is also in just one direction. For example, in Rhino 3D, there is Scale1D, Scale2D, and Scale3D.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred C View Post
    Seems it may be related to groups; could you post the .xar file for your .png examples?
    example.xar

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeymopar View Post
    first, what template did you use?
    I tried web, print, and photo.

    also, scaling, no matter how it's done will scale everything.
    That's the intention, but not what Xara is doing.

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    Default Re: Scaling issue workaround?

    your example.xar stretched in width only to 1200 for me by entering 1200 for "W". height remained the same (1084px)
    or did i miss something???

    (and also, like i said, you can make scaling in just one direction by changing the origin point tho it won't matter if you're scaling every single object)
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