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Precisely select symbols #238

christiankral opened this Issue Apr 4, 2019 · 2 comments


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christiankral commented Apr 4, 2019

Referring to the electrical engineering library in I am asking the following question: Consider three symbols (two resistors, one disk marker) with the reference points show on the left in pic below; see


If I assemble the symbols to a circuit the three indicated reference points will end up on the very same place. My question is how a user can select one of the three symbols systematically, e.g., to move the vertical resistor...

Possibly the design of the components is wrong as all components shall rather have their reference points in the component center. So for the resistor the reference point could be moved from one line end to the center of the symbol -- this were a possible solution. @otfried Could you please comment on this.


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otfried commented Apr 4, 2019

Yes, trying to select a specific symbol among several at the same location will be difficult.

I suggest that you move this usability discussion to the Ipe discussion list, where other Ipe users can tell you how they do it and where we can come up with improvements to Ipe to make this easier.

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otfried commented Apr 19, 2019

  • Snapping
  • Selecting
  • Display

Perhaps all triggered by the presence of a snap attribute in the symbol.

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