rename "Thickness"?

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DeepSOIC
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rename "Thickness"?

Postby DeepSOIC » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:41 am

Hi!
I just looked at the new icon of Part Thickness. It looks not really different from the old one, which I link in here from artwork wiki page...
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This icon is poor. PartDesign's variant of it is much better.
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But it suddenly struck me, that a name like "Hollow out" would describe what it does much better.

What do you think?
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Re: rename "Thickness"?

Postby chrisb » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:56 am

+1
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Re: rename "Thickness"?

Postby Jee-Bee » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:57 am

If you want to rename it i would prefer "Make hollow" above "Hollow out"
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Re: rename "Thickness"?

Postby NormandC » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:40 pm

DeepSOIC wrote:This icon is poor.

I once made one which actually showed the operation. It was never merged.

DeepSOIC wrote:PartDesign's variant of it is much better.

I don't like the slanted face, it looks like the original PartDesign Draft icon (which was better than the new one btw :evil: ) but modified.

DeepSOIC wrote:But it suddenly struck me, that a name like "Hollow out" would describe what it does much better.

What do you think?

LOL. I said exactly that *YEARS* ago. Nothing came of it.

In CATIA, Solidworks and Inventor, it's called a shell command or feature. This would obviously induce confusion as a shell is already an existing shape.

In Solid Edge, it's called "thick shell". Not a bad one IMHO as it refers to thickness.

And in CATIA, Thickness seems to refer to adding thickness to a surface or existing solid (see screenshot). It's more logical than FreeCAD's current use for thickness.
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Re: rename "Thickness"?

Postby NormandC » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:42 pm

Hollow out. Hallowed are the Ori. :D

(I know it doesn't rhymes, it just popped in my head :P )
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Re: rename "Thickness"?

Postby agryson » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:43 pm

NormandC wrote:it looks like the original PartDesign Draft icon (which was better than the new one btw :evil: )
Could you detail any tweaks you think are needed in the original feedback thread ?
I'll be able to apply the tweaks in an upcoming vulture pass (there's some sketcher stuff and Techdraw icons I need to run by in a week or two)