- window\preference : construction feet and inch
then decided to change :
- window\Model info\unit to decimal, mm, 0.0m
then draw a new rectangle, then decided to change the dimensions
(of course I had 30 years old DOS program that let me type the NEW dimensions…).
Since nothing is simple, easy and intuitive in SU, I decided to use “SCALE” command (because I could not find any other solution) and try to stretch the rectangle to 39*185mm
first, there is no field showing the x and y dimensions when trying to do that
second, the only way I could found to see what I was doing, was to add dimensions text
third, when scaling (by stretching) I could reach the 39mm but the closest I came to 185 was 185.1
fourth if I try to zoom in to maybe gain more precision, I loose the dimension text because it goes out of the screen visual area, and anyway I do not get the 185.0mm…
why can’t I enter the PRECISE dimensions of the rectangle I want? (Don’t tell me because it would be too easy, would not challenge my patience and I would not loose my precious time trying to figure that out or because it is a more advance soft that we had in DOS…)
why can’t I stretch it to the EXACT 185mmm that I want?
if the rectangle was a representation of a metal extrusion having a perimeter wall of 3.2mm, when I scale the outside the inside wall would scale to… WRONG… I just want to “stretch” one side then move the inside wall… but the way it work, the other side would change dimension having me loose MORE TIME trying to fix it!!!
any “brilliant” solution that could help me like SU?
P.S. Since Google had that software that I am being told it is so easy to draw with it… I wonder where all that hype is coming from!