Transform Issue

#1

If I draw a rectangle in a new design I an easily translate and rotate it.

But if I draw the rectangle inside a rough sketch of a room, I can only translate but not rotate.

Transform failed, could not resolve constraints on sketches.

If I draw the rectangle outside of the room I can rotate it. Quite odd… This seems dead simple.

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#2

Hi Tommy,

The rectangle you are trying to rotate probably has a Horizontal-Vertical constraint on at lease one line. Remove that constraint and you can rotate the rectangle.

-Mike

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#3

Mike,
You are oh so right. Duh!
Thanks
Tommy

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#4

Thinking about this more, here is a real case where the app can be improved by the Shapr team by providing a better Error Message as in: Object Cannot Be Rotated Because Constrained to Horizontal/Vertical.

It’s not good to make your users feel stupid!

Best,

Tommy

#5

Yes, that would be great - the problem is that in non-trivial cases you just can’t tell why the user can’t rotate it. Although we could cover the trivial ones manually.

#6

Sometimes, when I´ve found this, I create a copy, so I can do all transformation a require. After that I delate the original.

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