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On 11/19/15 11:04 AM, Paul D. Mirowsky wrote:
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?

For discussion's sake only, not to start an argument, if you are going to measure in inches as your selection, then to expand on that, would you want your font to be measured in inches instead of points?


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