Yes, exactly. Which could initially confuse, or more likely just surprise, a newbie but at least the behaviour would be totally consistent, predictable and give a guarantee of a clearly defined out put. If the above happened in error, then a user can just click undo, reverse the selection order and repeat applying the constraint or just change the value of the angle to give the same result.abdullah wrote:Case 1: I select the ellipse first so I constraint it with respect to the reference line. So for example if I would start with an original situation as the second figure, I select first the ellipse and then the line and give 45º, I will get to an end result of figure 1.
If we use this logic then someone can equally easily apply an "Ellipse axis angle" constraint to either the internal or external angle...whichever is the most convenient for their specific situation.
But as we have both said these are our opinions. I am happy to be told I am wrong, if I am...
I would seriously like to know what Norm and others with a lot of CAD experience think about this.
I'll fix up the xpm.
By the way, I normally make an icon in Inkscape, if I want a bit map of it I export as bitmap from Inkscape which gives you a PNG. I then import it into the Gimp, then export as xpm. Like you said though, for small edits I just use a text editor.