I just downloaded LibreCAD today and I am impressed by this application - most especially since it is still at virtual infant status :) I am a retired engineer and my hobbies are satisfied with my electronics lab and my machine shop. I am also a jazz guitarist and have participated in many jazz forums as well as writing an e-book (free download) "Designing Vacuum Tube Amplifiers and Related Topics".
OK, that's the introduction now here comes the question:
I'm an old-time user of AutoCAD and frequently use the convention of establishing a line, from an arbitrary position, by specifying magnitude and angle (e.g. 0.533 < 60 ). I'm having a hard time making this work in LibreCAD since the magnitude and angle are always referenced to 0,0 rather than the selected point.
I inferred that "set relative zero position" and "lock -----" would allow me to establish magnitude and angle from the last selected point ... unhappily, re-setting relative zero position doesn't seem to do anything other than change the display coordinates at the bottom of the screen.
What am I doing wrong ? If the magnitude/angles are always referenced to 0,0 then the feature is limited, to say the least, in my opinion :(
Cheers and thanks for any help you can offer,