jnxd wrote:The current system of adding constraints feels a bit annoying in that FreeCAD complains if we select a constraint before selecting the items on which to apply it.
jnxd wrote:It should be possible to add some or all of the elements necessary for creating the constraint into the selection.
chrisb wrote:The advantage of this new selection style does for me not outweigh the speed of the current system. ... This happens on heavy usage of FreeCAD approximately twice a day, or let's say 10 times.
chrisb wrote:To restrict the selection to only admissible values would prevent the common use case of selecting elements and deselecting some of them before applying the constraint if the intermediate selection is not permitted.
jnxd wrote:But in exchange we get an option to successively apply the same constraint without having to click on the icon every time.
chrisb wrote:For the "two-element-constraints" like tangential I could well imagine similar behaviour as during the creation process, that the system stays in the state of adding the same kind of constraint again.
cox wrote:...I guess it could be extended to increase the selection hot sones of the possible entities when choosing the constraint tool first.