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Feature request -- equidistant pairs of points (by Alex Yeilding)
Maybe there is already a way to do this? I'd like to specify that the distance from point A to B is the same as the distance from point B to C without drawing the line segments.

You can draw the line segments and mark them as construction, but I sometimes find it hard to click the line segment I want when the points are colinear and several line segments overlap.

Since you can already designate two pairs of line segments and make their angles equal this feels like a consistent treatment for points.
Sun Feb 23 2014, 17:03:33
(no subject) (by Jonathan Westhues)
The simplest way to do this is to draw the construction lines, as you say. To avoid the need to select overlapping collinear lines, you can draw the line segments first, close to their final positions but not overlapping, constrain them equal-length, and then constrain their endpoints against the other geometry.

A dedicated constraint for this might be useful. The benefit would be smaller than for the "equal-angle" constraint, though, since equal-angle is very awkward to achieve without the dedicated constraint, and this just needs two construction lines.
Sun Feb 23 2014, 17:23:34
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