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Hi.

I have a question about Reset Selection Box. When i click on the object and shear it and then click Reset Selection Box, the Bounding box of that object is upright. Then when i click out of that object, and click again on that object, the bounding box of that object return to the first position. Is it normal behaviour?

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Simon

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Yes, it is normal behavior. The reset is temporary.


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10 minutes ago, R C-R said:

Yes, it is normal behavior. The reset is temporary.


But it can be made permanent by creating a rectangle larger than your object, place it on top your object so it fully covers it then select both objects in the layers panel and hit the Intersect button


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On 9/2/2018 at 2:15 AM, carl123 said:

But it can be made permanent by creating a rectangle larger than your object, place it on top your object so it fully covers it then select both objects in the layers panel and hit the Intersect button

How convenient! Why wouldn't a permanent rotation be the default?

Edit: One issue with this method is that it appears to close open lines!

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41 minutes ago, bpedit said:

Why wouldn't a permanent rotation be the default?

The selection box (or bounding box) fits exactly around the shape. It also controls things like rotation and shear when you drag the handles.

If it no longer fits the shape (i.e. set to the page boundaries by resetting) things like shear would no longer work correctly.


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On 9/2/2018 at 10:15 AM, carl123 said:


But it can be made permanent by creating a rectangle larger than your object, place it on top your object so it fully covers it then select both objects in the layers panel and hit the Intersect button

Where is the Intersect button?


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10 minutes ago, jackamus said:

Where is the Intersect button?

On the main toolbar: intersewct.jpg.4834a0b3d78989498ad56da48e04715f.jpg

It is also available from the Layer > Geometry menu item.


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16 hours ago, toltec said:

The selection box (or bounding box) fits exactly around the shape. It also controls things like rotation and shear when you drag the handles. If it no longer fits the shape (i.e. set to the page boundaries by resetting) things like shear would no longer work correctly.

This make no sense to me, at least for my use. "Correctly" must be in the eye of the beholder. The reset boundry box still fits "exactly around the shape" unless you're speaking to the simple case of rotating a rectangle versus a vector drawing. Even then the fit is exact although not orthagonal.

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