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snsisk

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Line pattern does not intersect correctly
« on: December 15, 2008, 10:19:45 AM »
Following the example in http://www.visguy.com/2008/08/09/create-better-looking-more-efficient-smartshapes/ for the custom line patterns.  However, when I apply the new line pattern to a rectangle, the lines do not intersect correctly at the start/end corner (see the lower-left corner of the attached file). 

Does this have something to do with connection points or alignment box?  Should the custom line pattern have certain length boundaries? Other ideas?

12/15/2008

After some tinkering, I found that the issue seems to be with the alignment box.  Do I need a calculation that manipulates the alignment box or the length of the line based on the line height?

12/17/2008

After more experimenting, the start/end corner overlapping incorrectly can be corrected with rounding.  Not exactly what I wanted but, I'm guessing the problem is caused by the different code being used for Visio line patterns verses custom user-created line patterns.

VisGuy, have you attempted to apply the lines patterns in the link above to a rectangle?  If so, what were your results with the start/end corner aligning correctly?


Thanks,

Steve
« Last Edit: December 17, 2008, 01:06:19 PM by snsisk »

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Re: Line pattern does not intersect correctly
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 12:39:58 AM »
It appears to be a Visio "feature".  The manifestation is quite consistent.  Rounding does seem to eliminate the problem.

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