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yarnexpress

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Using snap to angle question
« on: 19 August 2009, 18:26:27 »
Hi,
How can I draw a line at a specific angle? In the Seven Sisters block I posted about earlier I needed to draw lines at 60 degrees. I couldn't figure out how to do this. I worked around my problem by creating a temporary grid of lines then drawing the 60 degree lines by drawing from intersection to intersection. Pretty tedious.

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Doris

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Re: Using snap to angle question
« Reply #1 on: 19 August 2009, 22:04:28 »
Hi Doris,

If you just click on the snap-to-angle button, QuiltAssistant should snap to angles in steps of 15 degrees, or whichever setting you chose earlier for your project.
To choose a specific angle, use to drop-down menu by clicking on the small triangle to the right of the button:



The closest to 60 degrees in the list would be 30. Alternatively, you can click on 'Custom...'. With that, a dialog will appear where you can set the exact angles you want at the bottom. The small square shows a preview of the angles you selected. For 60 degrees, you would want a "Step" of 60 and a "Base angle" of either 0 or 30 in most cases.

Hope that helps,
Arnout