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Scaling Grouped Objects - Shear Angles Changing Issue

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Hi,

I'm having an issue scaling the width of some grouped objects that I hope someone has a solution for.

When changing the width(of grouped objects) with the "Move Tool [V]" and the center width handles, the sheared angle changes so I cannot realign it to another object it is joined to.

However when I shear a rectangle shape using the "Rectangle Tool" and then scale the width with the "Move Tool [V]" and the center width handles it keeps the correct shear angle.

Surly there is a way to keep the original angle but change the width only.

The angles stay correct when scaling both height and width using the "Ctrl"key(windows) but I only want to change the width not the height too.

Does anyone have an answer to this?

Example image attached.

 

 

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It is the bounding box which is getting scaled and it needs to be all the individual objects you need to scaled. Open the layers panel and expand the group then select all the red 'arrow'/'pentagon' and scale them.

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Timespider, I was going to suggest using the node tool, but the angle on the pointed side will still change or the tip wouldn't extend.

What I would do is use the move tool to size them as much as you want then move the top and bottom ones to where you want them to be and use the alignment tool (space horizontally) to place the others in position between those.  That way you can control whatever angle you want just by placing the top and bottom ones in position.

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Thanks for the replies guys.

Is there anywhere that stores the angle change in degrees that I can then insert into the transform panels rotation field.

I know it's a long shot but I was hoping there would be an easy way to do this.

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