When trying to draw using any assistant, the pen must move over 200 pixels in any direction before the line begins drawing. This means you cannot use assistants to draw any lines smaller than 200 pixels.
5.0.0-prealpha (git 672de37), though this started over several weeks ago, as far as I could tell.
What is the size of the canvas and what is the zoom value? And are you talking about 200 px on the canvas (as I guess) or 200px of the display (less likely, but possible)?
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Spline handles size
The distance needed is in canvas pixels, regardless of zoom level or canvas size. You have to move the pen entirely across a 200x200 canvas before it registers.
Problem happens with pen or mouse, and at either 100% or 200% dpi (1080 vs 4k)
Strange behaviors by assistant type:
standard, doesn't draw until 200 pixels away from origin
If the ellipse is a circle with a diameter of 200 pixels, the pen must move exactly 2rad around the circle before registering. At a diameter of 400 pixels, it moves when it reaches 1rad away.
Same as concentric ellipse
No matter where you start, the next update will be 200 pixels along the line in either direction, starting from the closest point on the line to your origin. It will also draw a line from origin to the infinite ruler before continuing normally, which I think isn't intended.
Standard. Moves 200 pixels either direction along the guideline.
Same as 2-point
The only assistant that seems to work as intended,with no 200-px snapping
Very oddly sized spline 'endpoints' on smaller canvases. I feel like this sort of local vs global size issue might be the same root cause of the 200 pixel snapping. See attached image.
Same as 2 point
Having to move 200 pixels is excessive but this has been seen before.
It may be that you have a large ppi setting for your image.
I'll mark this as a duplicate because it's very related.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 436422 ***