Is is possible to do something like this:
Click a point to move from
_Reference (made up command)
Click a reference point
And it moves the object, not relative from the ‘point to move from’ but from the reference point.
As an example:
I have here a lamp that I’ve drawn just anywhere. Now I want it to be suspended exactly 300mm from the ceiling. My current workflow would be to:
ortho on (it usually is), select sphere, _move, snap to top quad of sphere, click, snap to Perp osnap on ceiling, click, then _move again, type 300, enter, click.
It would be great to be able to:
ortho on (it usually is), select sphere, _move, snap to top quad of sphere, click, hold down CTRL or something, snap to Perp osnap on ceiling, click, type 300, enter, click.
It may seem a minor thing, but when you are moving a LOT of geometry, saving a step can save a few seconds of waiting.
In addition there are times when you can’t use my current workflow - when the first move would mangle the object(s) beyond repair (although I’ve tried some things that I’m sure didn’t work in v4, like a moveface that goes beyond some other faces of a solid, and then movefacing back again - it seems quite robust now)