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Jason BurnettCoordinates Issues
by on Feb 21, 2013 at 7:08:55 pm

I am trying to make an arrow polygon using the Line Tool. I roughly draw out the 7 points needed to make my arrow. Then I select the first point and manually enter the coordinates 0,0,0--apply.

Next I select the outer most corner (next in the spline) and set the coordinates (200, 0,-200) apply.
Next I select the inner corner (next in spline) and set the coordinates (150,0,-200) apply
Continuing I select the lowest corner and set the coordinates (150, 0,-800) apply.

Repeat those steps in opposite order using the negative value for 'x'.

Looks perfect.

Nex, I select the two inner corner pieces (-150,0,-200) and (150,0,-200) and according to the measurements panel, my selection dimensions are 298.394,0,.3854) or something. They clearly should be (300,0,0). What gives?

If I make the correction to their size in the measurements panel, their individual coordinates mess up. Why is this happening and what can I do to fix it? It's not just a rounding error, this is a full inch off. If I were plotting a skyscraper, people's lives would be at risk. I don't get it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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