Point At Center?

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#1

So using 2015 there isn’t a R click Point At Center anymore, I was looking at this thread Restore Point at Center
but don’t know much about ruby or ad ons,

so how do I get it back?


#2

Install Example Ruby Scripts from the Extension Warehouse.


#3

If you download and install the su_examples_110.rbz file from the extension warehouse, you get Point at Centre in a context menu when you R-click on an arc or the edge of a circle.

AFAIK that’s the only place you’ll see it.

The function is built in to SU 2016 as Find Centre in the context menu.


#4

Right on Dave, thanks for that, I think that’s the first extension I’ve ever downloaded :slight_smile:


#5

Thanks to you too John!


#6

How did I miss that? +1 Duh.


#7

Another extension, Chris Fullmer’s tools, has an arc centerpoint function, which does the same thing as point at center


#8

Yes and a huge improvement that was. But we shouldn’t rest on those laurels. It can still be quite a fiddle to get hold of the centrepoint. You have to hover over the circles’s edge until SU wakes up and realises what you want. I think this is related to another series of posts about how SU chooses magnetic points. There is no built-in override system. You might think you could force SU to only select end points, say, or circle centres, but you can’t. You get a similar problem in LO when trying to place dimensions. All could be improved I feel.


#9

I think that is one that finds the centre from any two segments of an exploded arc. At least, there is one of his that does that.


#10

Yes, you’re correct.