Is there a simple way to:
get point A to move only on the Y axis get point B to move only on the X axis and keep the segment A to B a constant length. I feel like I'm missing something really obvious. Thanks. 
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You will have to imagine a construction doing exactly that. You can then save the result in a macro construction Hilaire Le 18/06/2011 02:56, HarishTella a écrit : > Is there a simple way to: > > get point A to move only on the Y axis > get point B to move only on the X axis > and keep the segment A to B a constant length. > > http://drgeo.996172.n3.nabble.com/file/n3078591/drgeoseg.png > > I feel like I'm missing something really obvious. > > Thanks. > >  > View this message in context: http://drgeo.996172.n3.nabble.com/Howtomakeaconstantlengthsegmenttp3078591p3078591.html > Sent from the Dr. Geo mailing list archive at Nabble.com.  Education 0.2  http://blog.ofset.org/hilaire 
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By the way you may also want to use the magnet tool to get horizontal or
vertical lines/segments. Hilaire Le 18/06/2011 02:56, HarishTella a écrit : > Is there a simple way to: > > get point A to move only on the Y axis > get point B to move only on the X axis > and keep the segment A to B a constant length. > > http://drgeo.996172.n3.nabble.com/file/n3078591/drgeoseg.png > > I feel like I'm missing something really obvious. > > Thanks. > >  > View this message in context: http://drgeo.996172.n3.nabble.com/Howtomakeaconstantlengthsegmenttp3078591p3078591.html > Sent from the Dr. Geo mailing list archive at Nabble.com.  Education 0.2  http://blog.ofset.org/hilaire 
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I will start the construction from point A and a circle of center A and
a fixed radius. I am curious if then the result could be recorded in a macroconstruction. Ah, never mind! I did the construction then recorded the whole in a figure packaged with a macroconstruction. It is in attachment. When open, you will get the figure with the expected effect, plus a macro construction: the macro construction expected as unique argument the length of the segment AB, then it compute the whole triangle with two side constrained in xaxis and y axis. So it works nicely. Hilaire Le 18/06/2011 02:56, HarishTella a écrit : > Is there a simple way to: > > get point A to move only on the Y axis > get point B to move only on the X axis > and keep the segment A to B a constant length. > > http://drgeo.996172.n3.nabble.com/file/n3078591/drgeoseg.png > > I feel like I'm missing something really obvious. > > Thanks. > >  > View this message in context: http://drgeo.996172.n3.nabble.com/Howtomakeaconstantlengthsegmenttp3078591p3078591.html > Sent from the Dr. Geo mailing list archive at Nabble.com.  Education 0.2  http://blog.ofset.org/hilaire Segmentfixedlength.fgeo (6K) Download Attachment 
Ah, I see. Forgot about using a circle.
Thanks.
On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 1:21 AM, HilaireFernandes [via Dr. Geo] <[hidden email]> wrote: I will start the construction from point A and a circle of center A and 
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In paper configuration you will use a compass, with interactive geometry
software you use circle when you need a fixed length. Hilaire Le 22/06/2011 02:31, HarishTella a écrit : > Ah, I see. Forgot about using a circle. > > Thanks. > > On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 1:21 AM, HilaireFernandes [via Dr. Geo] <[hidden > email] </user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=3093655&i=0>> wrote: > > I will start the construction from point A and a circle of center A and > a fixed radius. > I am curious if then the result could be recorded in a > macroconstruction. > > Ah, never mind! I did the construction then recorded the whole in a > figure packaged with a macroconstruction. It is in attachment. > > When open, you will get the figure with the expected effect, plus a > macro construction: the macro construction expected as unique argument > the length of the segment AB, then it compute the whole triangle with > two side constrained in xaxis and y axis. So it works nicely. > > > Hilaire > > > > Le 18/06/2011 02:56, HarishTella a écrit : > > > Is there a simple way to: > > > > get point A to move only on the Y axis > > get point B to move only on the X axis > > and keep the segment A to B a constant length. > > > > http://drgeo.996172.n3.nabble.com/file/n3078591/drgeoseg.png > > > > I feel like I'm missing something really obvious. > > > > Thanks. > > > >  > > View this message in context: > http://drgeo.996172.n3.nabble.com/Howtomakeaconstantlengthsegmenttp3078591p3078591.html > > Sent from the Dr. Geo mailing list archive at Nabble.com. > >  > Education 0.2  http://blog.ofset.org/hilaire > > *Segmentfixedlength.fgeo* (6K) Download Attachment > <http://attachment/3089452/0/Segmentfixedlength.fgeo> > > >  > If you reply to this email, your message will be added to the > discussion below: > http://drgeo.996172.n3.nabble.com/Howtomakeaconstantlengthsegmenttp3078591p3089452.html > > To unsubscribe from How to make a constant length segment?, click here. > > > >  > View this message in context: Re: How to make a constant length segment? > <http://drgeo.996172.n3.nabble.com/Howtomakeaconstantlengthsegmenttp3078591p3093655.html> > Sent from the Dr. Geo mailing list archive > <http://drgeo.996172.n3.nabble.com/> at Nabble.com.  Education 0.2  http://blog.ofset.org/hilaire 
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