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I still find invaluable Snap Track Lock unreliable with the DISTANCE tool. With other tools, like drawing a line, or MOVE, COPY etc it generally locks (by Shift key) but very often doesn't with DISTANCE.
It seems to only lock when the tooltip is saying Polar - but very often, even when the mouse is constained to a polar direction, the tooltip says Perpendicular, or Extension or something else. Then Shift fails to lock (turn the tracking line red). Even with multiple tries I can't get the tooltip to say Polar.
This is really frequent and annoying with DISTANCE, and occasionally with other commands.
I know I could turn off all my snaps, then Polar would be the only one left - but naturally don't want to have to do that.
Why can't Snap Track lock (by Shift), whenever the mouse is constained to a polar direction, regardless of what snap type the system has currently chosen (according to what the tooltip says)?