Line control adjustable by angle


#1

Hi,
I am looking for a line which will be adjustable in lenght and angle but I cant find one in Balsamiq.
Please help,

Thanks,
Mona


#2

Hi @mona,

Thanks for reaching out today!

You can actually use the Arrow control to achieve this. From the property inspector, you can remove the arrows and adjust the settings of the line according to your need as shown below:

Please let us know if you need any further information or support, we’re here to help! :smile:


#3

The Arrow control you haven’t circled is pretty annoying. I don’t understand why I am required to select one of those options, I would rather just be able to drag either end up or down based on my preference.

Also, @mona is right, you cannot actually specify the angle you wish, you can only implicitly ‘control’ it.


#4

Hi,
Thanks for your help. I got the line working. I controlled the angle by clicking and moving the little square at the end of the line and by clicking on the Arrow that was not encircled on picture by @Virgin.

Thanks for your help.
Mona


#5

Glad to hear that it works for you @mona! :smiley:

We hear you @Dan, we’ll get there!


#6

Hey @mona and @Dan,

I wanted to let you know that we just released our latest official version (3.3.1) including a huge improvement of the Arrow control!

You no longer have to fiddle with weird property inspectors about direction and curvature, you can simply drag the ends where you want them to be, and drag the middle control point to specify the curvature.

Thank you for the feedback, hope you’ll enjoy the “big boy arrows”! :smile:

You can get the new version (3.3.1) here:
https://balsamiq.com/download/

And the complete release notes (including some nice videos about the new arrows) are here:
http://blogs.balsamiq.com/product/2015/12/02/3-3/