This is an old Jira issue I created: Ability to do simple math in numeric edit fields VWR-675
Here’s the original description of this issue I wrote back in May of 2007.
It would be useful to be able to do simple math in numeric edit fields.
An object is at postion X = 10.254.
You want to move it by 2.358 meters in the x direction.
Type “+2.358” after “10.254” in the object’s X position field and press enter.
The sum of the two numbers appears in the edit field and the object moves to that postion.
We can do this in the design program I use at work and I use it a lot.
There’s an old patch already written for this, created back in 2008. Some third party viewers have had this feature for years.
I think this would benefit SL builders more than some of them realize – that is, I think that people who don’t see this as being very important would end up using it and liking it a lot.
This has 28 votes, another two or three hundred votes would be nice.