Good morning Eric
That works great! Have I got it right (to draw say a 100mm long line):With the Command Line inactive
Option 1: Start to draw a line. With the mouse still held down hit =100↵ (equals 100 enter/return key) and let go of the mouse. The line will be 100 long at the angle you drew it.
Option 2: Draw the line (any length) and let go the mouse. While the line is still selected (i.e. before clicking the mouse again) hit =100↵ and the line will be 100 long at the angle you drew it.
Option 3: At any time, select a line and hit =100↵ and the line will be 100 long at the angle you drew it.
All three options work correctly with all lines, including a line drawn perpendicular to another line or object.
With all three options you can do equals */+- enter/return – so you could do for example = 5*8 ↵ and get a line 40 long.
With Options 2 & 3 you can of course still click into the length box in the Edit pallet and enter the desired length and hi enter/return as before.With the Command Line active
Option 3 works just fine
Options 1 & 2 will quite logically make an entry into the appropriate Command Line entry box and have different results depending on the Command Line mode selected (e.g. if L-mode is selected you need to tab to enter the Angle before hitting the Enter key).
If I've got that all correct, I'll add all this into the manual, including the new snap functions and the new Layer layout menu.
I'm sorry the line length suggestion was so much trouble for you – thank you for persevering
Cheers -- George