Easies way to create an object in exact location

 From:  Michael Gibson
1727.2 In reply to 1727.1 
Hi Anis,

Probably the most simple way would be to start by drawing a line - use the Draw curve / Lines / Line command.

For the first point of the line, snap on to the upper-left corner of the rectangle.

For the second point of the line, type in:


and push enter.

That will place the endpoint of the line at a point relative (that's what the "r" part is for) to the start, with a shift of 1.2 units in x, and -1.1 units in y.

Now draw a circle snapped on to that endpoint and you will have it positioned in the right spot.

You can use that "r" relative point input method any time you are picking the second point of something.

I guess I should add some kind of "set base point" option so that it is easier to use the relative point input more directly in situations like you have here where you actually want to place the first point of something in a relative manner.

Please let me know if you have any questions on using the above line method though.

- Michael