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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Snap to mid-point

    Quote Originally Posted by flim View Post
    Thank you for the recommendation, but if my line is not horizontal or vertical, I need to rotate the rectangle and align to the line, this is counter intuitive.
    It's really not difficult maybe I still need to write a tutorial.
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    Default Re: Snap to mid-point

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    Q - When is a Line not a Line? A- When it's an Editable Shape. Ha-ha-ha.

    Try bending it.

    Acorn
    I did and it does bend. I like the humor though, thanks for that.
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    Default Re: Snap to mid-point

    I found there is no tangent and quadrant snap

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    Default Re: Snap to mid-point

    No, this is not a CAD system ... There is only snap or NOT snap.

    CAD style snap points are something I've asked for on a number of occasions, but apparently I'm alone in wanting that request.
    Keith
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    Default Re: Snap to mid-point

    CorelDRAW has tangent and quadrant snap, those are essential to me.

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    Default Re: Snap to mid-point

    then it looks like you may need coreldraw... not xara

    someone here may know a workaround, but you have already said you find these 'complicated' [everything usually is at first]
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    Default Re: Snap to mid-point

    Quote Originally Posted by flim View Post
    CorelDRAW has tangent and quadrant snap, those are essential to me.

    What kind of image are you wanting to snap to? That may give us a clue how to help.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Snap to mid-point

    Quote Originally Posted by wizard509 View Post
    What kind of image are you wanting to snap to? That may give us a clue how to help.
    This is one of the example I tried, but cannot figure out how to do that in Xara. I save it as CorelDRAW version 11 format.

    snap to tangent_join fillet.pdf

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    Default Re: Snap to mid-point

    Quote Originally Posted by flim View Post
    This is one of the example I tried, but cannot figure out how to do that in Xara...
    Snap what to what?
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    Info Re: Snap to mid-point

    Quote Originally Posted by flim View Post
    This is one of the example I tried, but cannot figure out how to do that in Xara. I save it as CorelDRAW version 11 format.
    snap to tangent_join fillet.pdf
    So I tried two quick ways to gain a result, not knowing what the purpose of the end design is to be.

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    My design file: Xara-Acme Gadget.xar

    For both, I created three circles and aligned to match your image.
    I did a 500-step extrusion from bit to small blue circles (I changed the larger to red to show the effect).
    I then just used snapping point for the second approach to create the red rectangle that I then rotated around its left corner. As its width was the circle radius, it guaranteed a tangent. The other end was by eye but I could have flipped the approach and gained tangents both ways.
    I converted the Rectangle to Editable Shapes (green) and moved one corner into the smaller circle and Cloned and flipped (yellow).
    Finally, Add Shapes and made Blue.

    I deleted some points to smooth out a bit.

    I did the above with all aligned with you image but there is a cleaner construction if you lie things on their sides.

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    The "trick is adding the line centre to centre as you can use Ctrl+Snap to get it horizontal, bringing the other shapes along.
    Finally, Clone and vertically flip the bar.
    I left out the Add Shapes and made Blue.

    Surely, none as slick as Tangent Snap but the obverse may be true than it would be equally difficult to perform the above operations in corelDraw. They are two different tools that have their own domain and range of approaches.

    Acorn
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