Feature request #19106

snapping on hover when we want to rotate features depending a specific anchor point

Added by Léo Chevrier almost 6 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Assignee:Léo Chevrier
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:26936


One of usefull evolution for the rotate feature's function in qgis would be to snapp on hover on the anchor point that we want.

On my exemple : I want to rotate a segment with the anchor point on the end of the segment.

So I have to Use Rotate Feature(s) to rotate one or multiple features in the map canvas. Press the rotateFeature Rotate Feature(s) icon and then click on the feature to rotate. Either click on the map to place the rotated feature or enter an angle in the user input widget.
If you enable the map tool with feature(s) selected, its (their) centroid appears and will be the rotation anchor point.
If you want to move the anchor point, hold the Ctrl button and click on the map to place it. (in this manipulation, i can't snapp my mouse pointers on the end of my segment, I have to manually zoom in on it and approximatively clickin on it)

What do you think about this evolution ?

Best regards


Related issues

Duplicated by QGIS Application - Feature request #19245: snapping on hover when we want to rotate features dependi... Closed 2018-06-22


#1 Updated by Léo Chevrier almost 6 years ago

this evolution can take part in a multiples action in QGIS, ... we can imagine if a computer key would be affiliated as the snapping function. When we press on it, we could snapp on all summits and segments presents on our project.

#2 Updated by Harrissou Santanna almost 6 years ago

  • Duplicated by Feature request #19245: snapping on hover when we want to rotate features depending a specific anchor point added

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Please test with QGIS 3.4 - QGIS 2.18 reached it's end of life.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

End of life notice: QGIS 2.18 LTR


QGIS 3.4 has recently become our new Long Term Release (LTR) version. This is a major step in our history – a long term release version based on the massive updates, library upgrades and improvements that we carried out in the course of the 2.x to 3x upgrade cycle.

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#5 Updated by Harrissou Santanna about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Reopened
  • Tracker changed from Bug report to Feature request
  • Category changed from Vectors to Digitising
  • Resolution deleted (end of life)

This is more of a missing feature than a bug and still valid for >3.4

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