Bug: New Arrow Control


#1

The selection handles for the new arrow control disappear if the arrow / line is a part of a group. So, even going in the group - everything else is editable, but the line control is not - cannot resize or do anything since the handles are not visible.

I noticed someone said the handles are visible on the left side of the canvas. In my case, the handles are not at all visible anywhere…


#2

Hey @harjeetgulati!

I’m really sorry about the arrow trouble. We were so excited to have “Big Boy” arrows that we missed this bug. We are working on a fix and will update you as soon as it’s available. :slight_smile:


#3

Awesome Brandon! Thanks for quick follow up - on a Sunday :slight_smile:


#4

Hi @harjeetgulati,

Sorry again for the snag.

We just released a new version (3.3.3) including the fix for this one, you can download it here: https://balsamiq.com/download

Thanks for the report! Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

Have a great week!


#5

Thanks, this bug is addressed.

There’s another request - the Big Boy Arrow should have some constraining key as well. Very difficult to draw straight arrows if you want. You have to either adjust line width/height to 1 to make it straight depending on the orientation. Perhaps pressing the command key should constrain the height or width depending on which quadrant this arrow is in. Will be incredibly helpful.


#6

Hey @harjeetgulati,

This makes perfect sense, It has been requested a few days ago so I added your vote for this in our internal tracker to help us prioritize it.

Thanks for sharing your needs about this, we’ll look into it! :smile:


#7

Hi @harjeetgulati ,

Great news! We just released our latest official version (3.3.5) including some improvements for the new Arrows! Holding down SHIFT while dragging an arrow end-point will snap at 45 degree intervals, as shown below:

Thanks again for the request! :smile:

You can get the new version (3.3.5) here:
https://balsamiq.com/download

And the complete release notes are here:
http://blogs.balsamiq.com/product/2016/01/07/3-3-4/