Wish: Gumball Arc SmartTrack Snap improvement?

Gumball arc should snap better to SmartTrack when rotating an object. For example when rotating a single line from any planar orientation to be parallel to a coordinate axis, I can’t get the Gumball to snap. It is not a problem with the Rotate command.

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Hm… hard to win that one. The gumball can be aligned to object so it snaps to its own ortho with snappy dragging, or it can be aligned to CPlane and it will not line up with your line but it will see the Cplane ortho…


Can you fix this?

Hi Martin - I may need another coffee but so far I am not clear on what a fix would be.
If gumball is set to by object, currently, it aligns to your line. If you use snappy dragging and ortho, you can rotate the line 90 degrees (or ortho angle) but you cannot rotate to an ortho on the CPlane. If it worked on the CPlane, then the current behavior would be lost, and, furthermore if the line were skewed in space, the behavior would make no sense…


As I wrote already, I can do everything with the Gumball except rotate a line from a random orientation to an orthogonal orientation with a fixed pivot point. It’s easy to orient the line when the position can change but when you simply want to rotate the line around either start or endpoint and make it parallel to a coordinate system axis, that doesn’t work right now.

Would it be possible that the Gumball snaps to C-Plane ortho while rotating?

I know it aligns to C-Plane ortho for alignment…