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A bit of a rant. My apologies and respect to all who have made Draw possible in advance.

On 11/19/2015 11:25 AM, Regina Henschel wrote:
Hi Dave,

dave boland schrieb:
Thanks all.  If I make a suggestion to LO - add some more CAD abilities
to Draw such as higher precision.

The current internal precision is 1/100 mm. Armin Le Grand had started to change Draw to number format double to allow higher precision, see Unfortunately there is currently no Company which will pay for finishing that work.
Thank you for pointing this out.

You can get a very high precision in the UI, if you view the drawing with 3000% zoom and move/scale the objects using the array keys together with the Alt-key.

If you insist on the inch system, and need fractions of inches, you should change the unit from inch to point. It is 72 point = 1 inch, so 0.125 inch can be entered as 9 point, and with such number there is no problem in the UI. But you should notice that 1 inch = 2.54 cm and therefore 0.125 inch = 0.3175 cm = 317.5 * 1/100mm. It cannot be represented exactly with the internal 1/100mm unit.
If I insist on the inch system, I should use inches. Not meant to be harsh, but really?
Can't debate your math, but shouldn't data be entered as it is measured?

Using points makes "Dimension Lines" that result in points, not inches.

The "Draw" package should draw. "Artist", "Architectural", "Engineering", "Diagram", "Composition", "Graphic", "Technical"...

It does cover most of these well. Just not all.

But if your drawing needs a higher precision than 1/100mm and needs an 1:1 scale, then LibreOffice is the wrong tool.
Yes, I do have a CAD program (overly complex - wrong tool) and my frustration using it is because I can't use Draw (functions beyond CAD - right tool).

  LOD is a very useful program, and
could be even more useful.

Draw can already do much more as the most users can imagine. Only the UI needs improvements for power users.

Kind regards

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