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Display of Information During Geometric Figure Creation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059810D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Himelstein, CS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

By using a "creation feedback" option which can be toggled off or on, users of interactive draw graphics systems can display width and height information of the figure being created.

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Display of Information During Geometric Figure Creation

By using a "creation feedback" option which can be toggled off or on, users of interactive draw graphics systems can display width and height information of the figure being created.

Users of interactive draw graphics systems, even those containing grids, may desire a facility which supplies highly accurate width and height information for circles, ellipses or regular polygons which are being created.

A "creation feedback" option is provided which allows for width and height information to be conveyed to the user as the figure is being created. A mouse may be used as the input device. The information furnished about the size of the object, combined with the "rubber-banding" capabilities of the system, gives the user the means to determine when the dimensions are precisely the size needed. If the user no longer has a need for the information, or wishes an uncluttered screen, the option is simply turned off and the information disappears from the screen.

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