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by OldDraftsman
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Reorient alternatives? Or, am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Reorient alternatives? Or, am I doing it wrong?

There does seem to be some confusion and/or contradiction about when and where to use Datum Planes. Well, at least, I am confused. When I started the thread here, Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:21 am : https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=32008#p266641 NormanC's gave comment for the correct use of D...
by OldDraftsman
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Reorient alternatives? Or, am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Reorient alternatives? Or, am I doing it wrong?

It happens to me too, but it is not reproducible on demand. Well, that is reassuring as I was beginning to wonder if it was something I was doing. But, back in 0.16, I was able to get around with the renaming and reorienting procedure I outlined above. I would sometimes have 6 or 8 hanging sketches...
by OldDraftsman
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Bounty to fix Topo-renaming (poking bears with sticks)
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Re: Bounty to fix Topo-renaming (poking bears with sticks)

You'll get credibility with actual coding and pull requests. ;) Umm, we have been down this path before and my response is still the same. I am not interested in coding and pull request to fix someone else's programming code. Ask any good programmer and they will assure you that fixing other's poor...
by OldDraftsman
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Bounty to fix Topo-renaming (poking bears with sticks)
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Re: Bounty to fix Topo-renaming (poking bears with sticks)

To me that analogy in the subject title is especially disrespectful and offensive. It means no disrespect, it is an expression that probably does not translate well if one is in a different country and I failed to consider that. "Origin of Poke the Bear This expression comes from the imagery of wha...
by OldDraftsman
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Reorient alternatives? Or, am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Reorient alternatives? Or, am I doing it wrong?

Select sketch in active body. Confirm detaching from support END Function, do not reorient NOW ... Thanks Harry, I assume you mean click "Cancel" in the "Choose orientation" dialog that follows the confirmation. I already do that, but if the sketch is in the middle of 20-others, then is screws up o...
by OldDraftsman
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Reorient alternatives? Or, am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Reorient alternatives? Or, am I doing it wrong?

Thanks Harry and ppemwam: But that's the point I keep trying to make is, that these things are workarounds for an intrinsic problem that is perpetuated in versions. I started a thread in the Open Discussion Forum to throw some cash at the devs to try and put a stop to this insanity. The FC is gettin...
by OldDraftsman
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Bounty to fix Topo-renaming (poking bears with sticks)
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Re: Bounty to fix Topo-renaming (poking bears with sticks)

Thanks, downloading as I type. be reviewed and possibly get in to the master before the rest of the asm3, unfortunately that has no happen yet This is a common problem with community driven and written software. There is no direct leadership and consensus is always a FU at best. Then there are cliqu...
by OldDraftsman
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Reorient alternatives? Or, am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Reorient alternatives? Or, am I doing it wrong?

is to simply detach the sketches and do nothing else. Thanks for the reply. How do I detach the Sketch? I tried a right click and "Move object to other body," but I get a message "Some of the selected features have dependencies in the source body," and will not allow the move. Safe-copies? I make t...
by OldDraftsman
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Bounty to fix Topo-renaming (poking bears with sticks)
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Bounty to fix Topo-renaming (poking bears with sticks)

Anyone interested in getting together a lump of cash to goad the developers into fixing this stupid Topological Naming disaster that is just being perpetuated through each new iteration of FC as features are added; instead of fixing broken things first? Someone of great trust and respect on the Foru...
by OldDraftsman
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Reorient alternatives? Or, am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Reorient alternatives? Or, am I doing it wrong?

Hi All, I am still having an issue with the Reorient frequently being grayed out. If I close FC and restart, load the same file at the same point it is no longer grayed out and I can use it for the exact same sketch. Doing some research I hear mention of alternative methods to using reorient. To wit...

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