Opening up a pentagon to its individual lines

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Opening up a pentagon to its individual lines

Postby Soapyjoe » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:00 am

Hi,
Another fairly basic question.
If I draw say a pentagon, is it possible to quickly transform this figure to its individual constituent 5 lines ?
Obviously, I can redraw each individual line one at a time ... but is their a quicker way of doing this?
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Re: Opening up a pentagon to its individual lines

Postby Adrian » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:19 am

With V9 there is an Explode Vectors gadget on the Gadget menu that will do that for you.

Prior to V9 you would need to go into node editing and cut the vectors at each node.
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Re: Opening up a pentagon to its individual lines

Postby Soapyjoe » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:25 am

Thanks Adrian,

I really do appreciate your quick help.

Exactly what I needed

Last night I upgraded to 9
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Re: Opening up a pentagon to its individual lines

Postby ohiolyons » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:03 pm

Just tried the gadget in question, WOW this is great!!!
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Re: Opening up a pentagon to its individual lines

Postby seanm » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:16 am

Just to add to this, the explode vectors gadget can be set up in such a way to automatically execute and cut the selected vectors into lines instantly upon pressing a keyboard shortcut. To find out more follow the link below
http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=27846
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