Mirrored node movement and definite relative positioning of nodes suggestion

Bug #245064 reported by SureWhyNot on 2008-07-03
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Inkscape
Wishlist
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Bug Description

I have two suggestions that I feel would be very, very useful. Please don't flame with "clone and flip," thank you.

Mirrored node movement:
1. Select a node in a path of 2 or more nodes
2. Press 'Mirror Node Movement' button
3. Select another node in the same path
4. Now when one node is moved the other node also moves, but in the opposite direction.
5. End mirror behavior by selecting either node and clicking the button again.

This is useful for quickly editing shapes that need to be symmetrical (well duh, I guess).

**Perhaps you could select groups of nodes as well. (With a check that makes sure you're not putting a node in both groups. :geek: )

Relative Positioning
1. Select a node (or group of nodes) or object
2. Press Relative Position button
3. Select another node, path, object, guide, etc
4. The user is prompted to put in a value (positive or negative) for how far X and Y the first node should be from whatever was selected second.

**Do I have to point out how awesome this would be? 8-)**

sas (sas-sas) on 2008-07-03
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Pablo Trabajos (pajarico) wrote :

The simmetry tool is being developed as an LPE, although it probably won't make it into 0.47.

tags: added: livepatheffects node-editing
removed: guides node nodes positioning symmetry
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → In Progress
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Setting status back to 'Triaged' - no recent activity with regard to the 'Mirror symmetry' LPE (still experimental and disabled by default).

As a live path effect, the 'Mirror symmetry' LPE mirrors the path itself and doesn't allow any of the requested features here (which affect selected nodes while editing, and AFAIU are not intended to 'stick' as relation between nodes which will auto-update on later edits).

Please add a comment and revert the status change if you don't agree and think this was done in error.

Changed in inkscape:
status: In Progress → Triaged
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