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Hello Moonliner,

You can enter the formula directly in one of the object's dimension windows.
For example, for an object 75 * 45, by typing 75+25%, the object will be resized to 93.75.
Don't forget to close the padlock to lock the proportions. 

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14 hours ago, reglico said:

Hello Moonliner,

You can enter the formula directly in one of the object's dimension windows.
For example, for an object 75 * 45, by typing 75+25%, the object will be resized to 93.75.
Don't forget to close the padlock to lock the proportions. 

Redimensionnement échelle.jpg

Padlock ? O.o

Must be one of those 'Lost in translation' things :P

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14 minutes ago, toltec said:

Padlock O.o

Must be one of those 'Lost in translation" things' :P

Hello toltec,

You're right, the term is not correct but it's not a translation mistake, I really meant padlock, I don't know why, maybe because when writing the message I was on a drawing and I had just locked some layers (with the padlock of course)!

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4 hours ago, reglico said:

Don't forget to close the padlock to lock the proportions. 

FWIW, that symbol is intended to represent 3 links of a chain, which I suppose is why in the English language help topic for the Transform panel, it is identified as "Link."

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I'm clear on the chain/padlock, ha ha! However it appears that a valuable feature is missing in Designer that exists in all other programs I know of. Perhaps we can get it on the wish list for suggested feature upgrades?

In other programs you can free-resize something by grabbing a corner handle and stretching or shrinking and either watch a changing percentage box as you scale OR see an end result percentage of change. This allows for eyeballing a design when you don't already know a given percentage that you want to resize by. Once the size looks good, you now have the percentage of change that you can use for other items as desired, using your 75+25% method.

Now that I know how Designer works I can do multiple +% trial and error guesses but the other method is a real time saver.

Thanks everyone.

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