Quick Tip on drawing rectangles 'from a center point.'

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Quick Tip on drawing rectangles 'from a center point.'

Postby chippwalters » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:51 am

I know Fredo has a tool for this, but I sometimes find it's more of a hassle, especially when it's trying to snap to other geometry. I just learned this recently (after many,many years of SU) showing even an old old dog can get lucky and find a bone sometime ;-)

Interested if anyone else has a better way...
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Re: Quick Tip on drawing rectangles 'from a center point.'

Postby Box » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:44 am

Use the corner grip and you can do it in one go.

As a side note, if you want a centered square you can use the polygon tool set to 4 sides. Ctrl will toggle the orientation.
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Re: Quick Tip on drawing rectangles 'from a center point.'

Postby pilou » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:48 am

Draw any rectangle
Draw a diagonal
Group the diagonal (by ShortCut : Menu Edit Create a Group)
Move the rectangle from the middle of the diagonal to the "Point" wished
Size as wanted :ugeek:

Oe maybe something like this
Make a Component Rectangle with Axes at intersection of Diagonals

load at any time on the Point wanted
Size as wished! :mrgreen:

etc...
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Re: Quick Tip on drawing rectangles 'from a center point.'

Postby chippwalters » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:03 am

Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Quick Tip on drawing rectangles 'from a center point.'

Postby rawbee » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:55 am

R key for rectangle, then hold down the control key
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Re: Quick Tip on drawing rectangles 'from a center point.'

Postby Dave R » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:03 pm

rawbee wrote:R key for rectangle, then hold down the control key


That became available after this thread started. And you don't need to hold Ctrl. Just tap and release.
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