Aha! There is a configuration. After checking the box, I get what's expected. That checkbox also conformed to the invisibility principle. That is, unless you understand what it is, you don't see it. Thanks! That clears that up.
The rest of your note makes sense and I believe I've been using FreeCAD that way so far.drmacro wrote: ↑Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:49 pmSome notes:
- I always select the points, then the thing that I want them centered around. In your case the vertical axis line. (Hint: If, you want the box centered around the origin, select the upper left, lower right and the center origin point.)
- If there is a horizontal or vertical constraint on a line, I dimension it with the length length_dim.png dimension. A horizontal/vertical HorVer_dim.png dimension implies a horizontal/vertical distance between the end points of the line. (note: I don't know if it makes any difference, but it is my personal preference. Well, and I think can in certain instances...)
- I usually avoid the lock constraint, though it is a quick way to get a dimension in both axes.
- avoid using the line Line_icn.png function because it is difficult to get every end point coincident. So, I tend to use the rectangle or polyline. With the later, when done adding lines, I then select the first point and last point and add a coincident constraint. (A hint: if you make two over lapping rectangles or overlapping other shapes, then the "trim edge" will automagically add coincident points at the cut.)