I’m working on some circular cuts of raw wood and odd shapes. Even on square wood, some of my designs are circular and I’d love to be able to find the center of my piece, then set the center of my artwork to be home.
Is this possible?
Right now I have to basically take my artwork and draw an imaginary rectangle around my artwork, then try and find the bottom right corner home position based on measurements
It seems that enough people are using this to put it as a feature request. The current solution is a bit clunky as you can’t see 3/4 of the design when centred. If you don’t think that’s a problem, imaging carving a clock face centred with each number a different vector. If you need to change the depths the only way is Ctrl+A and modify everything, or move it back into the work area to edit, then back to centre again. Works, but a bit of a pain. Like others I now carve everything with a centre zero (x or x&y), I find it much easier.
I’m on the Easel development team and I do think that’s a problem.
Really, we consider moving the work origin as something Easel doesn’t support yet. I’ve never thought of the trick above—I’m glad that it works, but we definitely don’t consider it to be an ideal solution.
This is what I was wondering if it would work. Easle can calculate negative values for the coords. Anything left of zero in a negative coord, and it appears to work then. No idea why the Easle dev team hasn’t added the feature to move your start origin and they should get on it.