Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of MovingPieces


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Feb 16, 2006 6:37:39 AM (10 years ago)
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Philo
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  • MovingPieces

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    33Selected pieces or group of pieces can be moved using the "move" tool (toolbar icon [[Image(arrow_icons.png, nolink)]])
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    65'''''Tip:''' you are automatically switched to move function after adding a new piece if this option is enabled in preference menu ("Preferences" under the "View" menu, then go to the "Drawing Aids" tab and checking the box "Switch to move after inserting").'''
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     7Move can be performed using the keyboard. With default keys, arrow keys move piece in XY plane while !PageUp/PageDown move along Z axis. But the easiest way uses mouse click-and-drag operations as illustrated below.
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    9 || || In move mode, a colored three arrows overlay appears on the selected piece.||
    10 || || Place the cursor near an arrow, when you are close enough it turns yellow. If you Click and drag that arrow, the piece will move along selected axis.||
    11 || || Red arrow is the X axis. [[BR]]Green arrow is the Y axis. [[BR]]Blue arrow is the Z axis. ||
    12 || || If the mouse cursor is close enough to the origin of the arrows, a small yellow square appears between two arrows which turn yellow. Click and drag to move the piece in the plane defined by these axis.||
    13 || || You can follow piece position using the [wiki:CoordinatesDisplay coordinates display] on the right of the status bar.||
     9||[[Image(move_arrows.png, nolink)]]|| In move mode, a colored three arrows overlay appears on the selected piece.||
     10||[[Image(y_move.png, nolink)]][[BR]][[Image(y_moved.png, nolink)]]|| Place the cursor near an arrow, when you are close enough it turns yellow. If you Click and drag that arrow, the piece will move along selected axis.||
     11||[[Image(xyz_axis.png, nolink)]]|| Red arrow is the X axis. [[BR]]Green arrow is the Y axis. [[BR]]Blue arrow is the Z axis. ||
     12||[[Image(yz_move.png, nolink)]][[BR]][[Image(yz_moved.png, nolink)]]|| If the mouse cursor is close enough to the origin of the arrows, a small yellow square appears between two arrows which turn yellow. Click and drag to move the piece in the plane defined by these axis.||
     13||[[Image(xyz_coords.png, nolink)]]|| You can follow piece position using the [wiki:CoordinatesDisplay coordinates display] on the right of the status bar.||
    1414||'''Snap Grid'''||Piece movements occur in discrete chunks, controlled by the [wiki:SnapGrid snap grid]. You can change the size of these steps or disable partially or totally the snap action: see [wiki:SnapGrid snap grid control].||
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