Scaled Drawings - Dimension Accuracy - Metric


Hi Everyone - I am drawing some grid lines in LO using scaled drawing capability to type in the exact metric distance… in this case each gridline is entered 6000mm apart…

But when I dimension the gap between the two grid lines it tells me it is only 5997mm apart.

I am careful to make sure it snaps onto grid lines when dimensioning and that the dimension is horizontal.

Any thoughts on what could be causing this…?



OK… a little more testing … it seems LO method of copying a line and forcing an orthogonal axis movement is easily to shift off the x axis when dragging the gridline and holding the CNTL+SHIFT keys to create the copy.

Accordingly the displacement isnt purely 6000 in the x direction…

So I created a couple of rectangles of the required x dimension [as they are orthogonal] and then snapped the gridlines to those and the spacing was now correct.

Surely there is a less error prone way than this ?

any help appreciated

PS, this is one reason why and SU equivalent MOVE keyboard command would be appreciated


Sure. Start moving the copy. Let go of the mouse and type the distance including the Y value. i.e. 6000,0 (or 6000;0 for those who use , as a decimal separator.)


Thx Dave, be even more intuitive if it worked like SU…