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Dr PR

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Selection rectangle
« on: August 04, 2018, 07:56:22 PM »
This is a minor feature request.

In most programs I have used after you drag a selection rectangle around objects you can then move the corners of the rectangle to make it fit better around the desired parts of the drawing.

This is especially lacking during the "Save Image File" operation. When you drag a selection rectangle you only get one chance to get it right. If it isn't, you have to start over.

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Re: Selection rectangle
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 08:08:15 AM »
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Re: Selection rectangle
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 11:55:23 PM »
When you drag a selection rectangle you only get one chance to get it right. If it isn't, you have to start over.

There are very few features that Designcad DOS got wrong that persist to this day, but "XOR selection," which causes members of overlapping selection sets to be deselected, is one of them.

That's why we have the "S" macro. http://forum.designcadcommunity.com/index.php?topic=322.msg1404#msg1404

Improvements over DC native selection tools:
1) S.d3m  doesn't act up in point select mode.
2) S.d3m allows (essentially) an unlimited number of overlapping selections by point or by area.
3) S.d3m never deselects anything. (That's why we have the shift key)

It's been on this board since 2007, and was on the Upperspace board from about 2003.

Why not try it?

bd