Thickness Isn't Thickness

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg29918] Thickness Isn't Thickness*From*: aes <siegman at stanford.edu>*Date*: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 02:08:57 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

The Line drawing capability in Illustrator allows you to select between what are called "butt", "round", or "projecting" caps as "Stroke attributes" on the ends of lines. Does Mathematica allow anything similar? (The Mathematica default seems to be the equivalent of "projecting caps", which make for problems if you're trying to have a thickened line intersect a thinner line or other geometrical figure at 90 degrees, with the endpoint of the thicker line located on that figure, as is analytically convenient. The end of the thick line then project through the thinner line, which is not wanted.) (And one could argue that "Thickness", taken literally, should increase the thickness but NOT the length of a line, as Mathematica unfortunately does.)