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#76966 by dhs
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:59 pm
it takes about 6 clicks to get it to select an edge of the Spaces polyline
Thanks for pointing this out Neil ... I can reproduce the hit and miss behaviour when selecting a space edge in both the macro's Add Corner and Move Side functionality.
I am looking at this, although currently I am a bit puzzled as to why it is happening.
Once I have solved the selection issue I will also look at seeing if I can speed the processing up a bit, although it may always be a little slower than the native Polyline / Edit / Add Vertex functionality.
spaces are automatically updated when you open the macro; so you don't need to go to the refresh menu

This is controlled by the 'Auto Recalc Labels' setting on the 'Processing Options' tab of the macros Settings. It is enabled by default, so you are correct that there is no need to use the Refresh option in most circumstances.
Depending on the number and complexity of spaces defined in the drawing it is possible that the auto refresh could cause a noticeable extra delay when you start the macro, so there may be some circumstances where you wish to disable the Auto Recalc option.

David H.
#76969 by dhs
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:46 pm
it takes about 6 clicks to get it to select an edge of the Spaces polyline

This will be fixed in the next build, which I think will also speed up the process a little (I don't notice any delay after I pick in my testing).

This was caused by a bug where I was effectively testing the point picked to be within the square root of the miss distance (miss distance is expressed in pixels, which the macro converts to 1/32" units depending on the display scale ... so in the vast majority of cases where the miss distance was more than 1/32" you would have had to click very much closer to the side than you would expect to).

David H

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