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:
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
there is currently no Company which will pay for finishing that work.
Thank you for pointing this out.
If I insist on the inch system, I should use inches. Not meant to be
harsh, but really?
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.
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.
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 -
But if your drawing needs a higher precision than 1/100mm and needs an
1:1 scale, then LibreOffice is the wrong 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.
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Re: [libreoffice-users] precision of Draw dimensions - 3 place · Regina Henschel
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