Bug report #16214
Symbol Marker line: the placement dialog is not intuitive
|Affected QGIS version:||2.18.3||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||fixed/implemented|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||24124|
Symbolize a line layer with the Marker line symbol layer type
In the Marker placement section, the position of the first "data-defined override" button doesn't help you understand what it's about. Checking the description informs you then that it's only about the "geometry-related" radio-buttons below.
I suggest to group all the geometric items under a frame, something like
- with interval + spinbox, unit and DD button
- on geometry + DD button
- on every vertex
- on every curve point
- offset along line + spinbox, unit and DD button
This way, it'd be clear for the user what the DD button is linked to without checking its documentation
#2 Updated by Harrissou Santanna over 4 years ago
You are right. My design was based on the wrong assumption that the first DD button was only about geometric items (and that interval was not an item). Now that I know interval is also concerned, it has more sense like it's (though still not optimal).
I'll try to come with some proposals...