Many drawing products feature so-called "base point" operations. In particular, AutoCad has "Copy with base point", "Move with base point". This operation may be quite useful for precise positioning of the content being copied/moved. To achieve this, at the first step a "base point" is selected, and on the second step a new position for this "base point" is selected. Check out this video to see how it works:
This extension provides this functionality for Visio:
The workflow is shown in the Video. Step by step:
- Select shapes to copy/move.
- Press the button "Copy" ("Move") on the extension pane.
- Specify the "base point" (click CTRL, and holding it, set a point on the drawing). The fact that "base point" was selected will be indicated by changing the button icon (first point turns red)
- Select new position for the base point. Holding CTRL, set a second point. The selected shapes will be copied (moved) to the new position in such a way that the base point will move to the this new position you specified.
Download (supported: Visio 2003/2007/2010/2013, both x86/x64, English/German/Russian).
|TwoPoints_2013_05_x64.msi||Visio BasePointAddin (x64)||2.4 MiB||26.05.2013|
|TwoPoints_2013_05_x86.msi||Visio BasePointAddin (x86)||1.9 MiB||26.05.2013|
The idea of the extension appeared as a result of this discussion. The source code is available on github.
Comments and suggestions are highly appreciated!