Dimension is never the same as line length?

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Dimension is never the same as line length?

Bobg
I've just started using LibreCad. I want to be able to make a line a specific length.  I make the line the length I want it, but when I add the dimension it's never the same as the line length.  I'm beginning to think that the cross hairs make it hard to get exactly on the beginning and end point.  Is there a better way to add the dimension?

Bob
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Re: Dimension is never the same as line length?

rolgiati
On Fri, 8 May 2015 07:43:34 -0700 (MST)
"Bobg [via LibreCAD]" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I'm beginning to think that the
> cross hairs make it hard to get exactly on the beginning and end point.

Have you tried snapping the first end-point to something ?
 
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Re: Dimension is never the same as line length?

Bobg
Could you explain what you mean?

I've just started using LibreCad and have watched a few tutorials, but this is one that I couldn't find.

Bob
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Re: Dimension is never the same as line length?

ravas
Try enabling Free Snap and Snap Endpoints.
Or just use Snap Endpoints and then disable it after selecting both endpoints.

http://wiki.librecad.org/index.php/Snapping
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Re: Dimension is never the same as line length?

Bobg
Ravas,

That worked thanks.

Bob