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Vector movement

Postby skieva » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:09 am

Awhile back I saw a video that uses a - or + to adjust the movement of a vector. I cannot remember which video. Can someone point me to a video to demonstrates this. I am trying to adjust the dimensions of an opposing oval to make a box fit properly.

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Re: Vector movement

Postby mtylerfl » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:48 am

skieva wrote:Awhile back I saw a video that uses a - or + to adjust the movement of a vector. I cannot remember which video. Can someone point me to a video to demonstrates this. I am trying to adjust the dimensions of an opposing oval to make a box fit properly.

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Are you sure about that, Skip? I don't know of any method of moving a vector using the - or + keys

You can use the regular Set Size tool to adjust the size of your oval to whatever is needed.
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Re: Vector movement

Postby ezurick » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:49 am

Did you see this video in regards to "Node Edit Mode"? I am not a seasoned expert like Michael, but I looked at that and I see no other way to move vectors except by grabbing the black boxes and move them with your mouse. Or am I way off of what you mean?
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Re: Vector movement

Postby mtylerfl » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:42 am

Skip,

We’re probably not understanding your question properly. Could you provide more details, please?
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Re: Vector movement

Postby Savannahdan » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:00 pm

I'll move some vectors using the directional keys on my keyboard but usually default to using the black boxes ezurick is referring to. I tried to see what the + and - would do and they did nothing. So, I'm curious as well.
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Re: Vector movement

Postby Adrian » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:38 pm

All I can think is that the video showed the Move dialog (shortcut key M) with the move mode set to absolute and the person then entered postive/negative numbers into the X Y fields.
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Re: Vector movement

Postby bbiehl » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:19 am

You can also move the node of a vector by selecting the black node (it turns red) and then using the arrow keys. Or use the numerical pad arrow keys with the Num Lock turned off. How much it moves with each stroke depends on how far you are zoomed in.

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Re: Vector movement

Postby sharkcutup » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:12 am

You can also move the node of a vector by selecting the black node (it turns red) and then using the arrow keys. Or use the numerical pad arrow keys with the Num Lock turned off. How much it moves with each stroke depends on how far you are zoomed in.

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Hey Brian,

That is pretty nifty!!! :shock: I have been a user of this software since March 2016 and was totally unaware of this feature. The more you Zoom in the less the node moves/nudges.

Note: You really don't even need a node selected. You can actually move a feature (circle, box, etc...) using the numerical keyboard (4 left, 6 right, 8 up, & 2 down) or if your keyboard has arrow keys you can use those!!!

AWESOME Tip!! Thanks Brian!!!

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Re: Vector movement

Postby Bobtail Farm » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:33 pm

bbiehl wrote:You can also move the node of a vector by selecting the black node (it turns red) and then using the arrow keys. Or use the numerical pad arrow keys with the Num Lock turned off. How much it moves with each stroke depends on how far you are zoomed in.

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Re: Vector movement

Postby FixitMike » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:21 pm

You can also move more than one node at a time. Just click and drag across the nodes you want to move (or shift click) and then use the arrow keys.
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Re: Vector movement

Postby scottp55 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:28 pm

The 4 "Node editing" Tips and Tricks REALLY helped me when I saw them when they came out.....short AND informative...the way I like them:)
http://support.vectric.com/tips-and-tricks/select.php
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Re: Vector movement

Postby ezurick » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:40 pm

So much for the Tips & Tricks forum... lol. just satin' :)
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