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 jochen Member 2009-06-22, 10:43 AM Maybe I'm stupid. I which elegant way I can draw a lot of lines with the same center and different angles. At moment I draw one line, duplicate the line, change the angle, move the line to the center and so one. But it's not so professional when I need more than 3 lines. Can I create one line and make "n" copies around same circle with "m" angles ? Jochen Post 1
 HunterBoss Member 2009-07-02, 12:03 PM Jochen wow. good question. If there is a way to do this, I haven't been able to find it. Anybody? Christopher Post 2
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 Originally Posted by HunterBoss Jochen wow. good question. Christopher
Ohaaaa.

In this cosy unhurriedly forum user get compliments for the questions.

Jochen ;-)

 whpalmer4 Member 2009-07-03, 09:39 AM Sounds like a job for Applescript, no? Peter McMaster's Arrange in a Circle script might provide a starting point... Post 4
 Chris Member 2009-07-03, 05:03 PM What are typical values of "m" and "n"? What are you trying to achieve in the end? If I needed something like this, I would probably make some stencils of a couple lines crossed at different angles that I could use to compose the final figure. Post 5
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 Originally Posted by whpalmer4 Sounds like a job for Applescript, no? Peter McMaster's Arrange in a Circle script might provide a starting point...
It doesn't work.
Script old.
1.0 (2005-07-06) ?

My mistake ?

I create a new diagram.
I draw one line
I duplicate this line for 7 times
I activate all 8 lines
I start the script with value 50 for radius
I make OK

Nothing ?

Jochen

 jochen Member 2009-07-05, 07:42 AM Now I see it works, BUT NOT WITH LINES ;-( Only with shapes ;-) In an other application there is a simple way. Create a line. Select the line. Then use command "Duplicate around point" for 3 times and result is 4 lines with 90° Jochen Post 7
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 Originally Posted by jochen Now I see it works, BUT NOT WITH LINES ;-( Only with shapes ;-) Jochen
Isn't there a shape that's just a line? I have one in my shape inspector, but maybe I made it myself (using the instructions here).

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 Originally Posted by Chris Isn't there a shape that's just a line? I have one in my shape inspector, but maybe I made it myself (using the instructions here).

Oh I see. there is a line in shape inspector. When I use this "shape" the script works well.

Thanks

Jochen

 whpalmer4 Member 2009-07-05, 02:40 PM I wasn't suggesting that the script would work "as is", only that it might be a guide to how you might construct a script that did what you need. I'm happy to hear that it apparently does work for you (when you use the line shape)! Post 10