Create parallel lines tool

946946 Global Mapper UserPosts: 139Trusted User
edited May 2011 in Suggestion Box
Hi Mike,

Would it be possible to add a function similar with “create buffer areas” but instead to create buffers, to create parallel lines in each side of a line?
And also with a multiplication factor like the buffer tool has?
And if so, would it be possible for the new created lines to keep the elevation from original line if exist?

Thank you,
Remi

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  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited May 2011
    Remi,

    You can kind of do that now, just select the line, press Ctrl+C to copy to the clipboard, then Ctrl+V to paste a new copy. It will then be selected and you can right-click and select to Shift/Offset the line, then easily move it the desired distance in whatever direction that you need. All attributes including elevations should be maintained.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • 946946 Global Mapper User Posts: 139Trusted User
    edited May 2011
    Thank you Mike for your (allways ) quick replay!

    Your sugestion is ok, and it s this what I am doing for the moment (in GM)_("select the line, press Ctrl+C to copy to the clipboard, then Ctrl+V to paste a new copy. It will then be selected and you can right-click and select to Shift/Offset the line, then easily move it the desired distance in whatever direction that you need").

    But I am an advanced user of GM and I know all of this (by working with..)
    I am interested in to proove that we are able to do in GM a pertinent river flood risck analyse (for ex./not sea level) in an inovative and consistent way .
    What I am interest in is not if is possible or not for the moment to do what you advice me , but if it would be possible what I asked for in the future.
    .Thank you & Regards
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited May 2011
    We are hoping to add additional hydrological analysis functionality in a future release, although some of those operations are rather complex so it might be a while before we get to them.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
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