Gcodetools > Orientation points

Asked by boxcorner on 2018-06-25

I am using a Toshiba PC
AMD C-50 Processor 1GHz
Memory 2.00GB
32-bit Operations System
Window 7 Starter
Service Pack 1
Inkscape 0.92 ... 32-bit Windows
Extensions > Gcodetools > Orientation points
The drop-down window is deeper than the height of the computer's display screen.
The width of the drop-down can be changed, but not the height!
Consequently it is unsuable as drop-down is deeper than the height of the computer's display and the button(s) at the bottom of the drop-down cannot be seen/selected!
I have tried everything that I can think of.
I have tried changing the resolution of the screen.
I have tried hiding the Windows task bar at the bottom the screen.
All to no avail. It's frustrating.
Why can the drop-down's height be changed, but not its height?
That seems illogical to me.
What do I need to do to be able to use the Orientation points drop-down?

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Find the file 'gcodetools_orientation_points.inx' in your Inkscape installations 'share/extensions' folder.
Open it and remove the help texts (for me it's line 30 to 41) that make the dialog so high, which is this part:

<_param name="help" type="description" xml:space="preserve">
Orientation points are used to calculate transformation (offset,scale,mirror,rotation in XY plane) of the path.
3-points mode only: do not put all three into one line (use 2-points mode instead).

You can modify Z surface, Z depth values later using text tool (3rd coordinates).

If there are no orientation points inside current layer they are taken from the upper layer.

Do not ungroup orientation points! You can select them using double click to enter the group or by Ctrl+Click.

Now press apply to create control points (independent set for each layer).

I wonder how come the dialog is too huge for you. For me it's about 690 px high. What's your screen resolution?

Can you help with this problem?

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