I have a feature request… well or at least an idea to discuss:
Currently clicking on one of the three (x,y,z) arrows of the gumball allows entering the distance (positive or negative) in the active document units. The value entry field also allows entering formulas like 15/2 which would then move by 7.5 units.
What I am missing here is a way to enter a percentage, namely a percentage of the Box Edit size of the current selection.
In the following example the selection has a (Box Edit) size of 0,20,0 (in x,y,z). So moving in y direction by -50% would be like entering -10 (or -0.5*20 to work with the percentage). But in case of values like 123.456789 which is normally not even shown fully in the Box Edit size fields, entering a percentage value would be a real time saver.
Entering -50% for y movement:
Alternatively a placeholder for the Box Edit sizes like $y would of course be even better (and probably easier to implement). This would allow entering -$y/2 in the above demo or -0.5*$y to better show the percentage idea.
Entering -0.5*$y for y movement
The 50% example is probably not the best, since moving by 50% is actually easy to do with other methods, but imagine you want to move by exactly 1/3 of the size which is not 20, but for example 123.456789 units, as mentioned above.
I would personally prefer idea 2. If that’s already implemented, and it’s just me not knowing, please give me a hint where to find more about it.