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by mtsinc
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: Duplicating objects
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Duplicating objects

A more intuitive result would be to shift focus to the newly-created duplicate. That's what most graphic application do, I think. Questionable. For example, in inkscape, when I clone something, the clone is indeed highlighted. But then I can't use Clone button again to create more clones, as it cre...
by mtsinc
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: Duplicating objects
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Duplicating objects

In current versions of FreeCAD, duplicating an object leaves the current object focus on the source object. I've caused myself more than a little annoyance when I forget this and start wreaking havoc. A more intuitive result would be to shift focus to the newly-created duplicate. That's what most gr...
by mtsinc
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: Per-project metrics
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Re: Per-project metrics

I should mention that I managed to get FreeCAD to manage unit systems per-project. Several months ago, in fact. I haven't attempted to offer it, however, because even though I can shift the metrics internally, there's not any good event I can find to fire to cause the change to propagate when switch...
by mtsinc
Fri May 31, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Developers corner
Topic: Fedora linux 30 - compilation/running problem
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Fedora linux 30 - compilation/running problem

I think that that was right before I did a forced migration to F30. I gotta stop doing that. I migrated to F29 right after it came out and the initial release had FreeCAD itself with broken RPM dependencies. F30 also required uninstalling stuff and I'm not sure I got them all back yet or not. I thin...
by mtsinc
Thu May 30, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Developers corner
Topic: Fedora linux 30 - compilation/running problem
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Fedora linux 30 - compilation/running problem

PIvy did give me some problems, but recent builds on F30 did OK for me. Not that something couldn't have broken since I last did a source pull (about 3 weeks ago).

I posted some improved instructions on building with CMake on F30 recently. You might want to check them.
by mtsinc
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: Per-project metrics
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Re: Per-project metrics

The terms are admittedly somewhat fluid, but I think FreeCAD "Projects", "Documents" and project files are pretty much aspects of the same thing. FreeCAD internally refers to a "Project" as a 'Document" and further distinguishes the App::Document (which is the persistable part) with the Gui::Documen...
by mtsinc
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: Per-project metrics
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Re: Per-project metrics

Joel, does that mean that you're the resident expert on measurement here? I've identified 3 aspects of project metrics, and they kind of overlap, but alas currently are kind of distributed in FreeCAD's innards: 1. System of measurement. Basically Metric System versus Freedom Units. 2. Scale of proje...
by mtsinc
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Install / Compile
Topic: [SOLVED] Build on Fedora 29
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: [SOLVED] Build on Fedora 29

Solved again! Didn't even need PIVY this time. I've learned somewhat about CMake. To separate source and build starting from git, this command sequence will work: NOTE: My current project requires nearly 9GB of disk space! # 1. Pull the source archive and override its root directory name locally: $ ...
by mtsinc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: Adding elements to the document tree
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Adding elements to the document tree

That previous item probably doesn't make much sense, since I didn't have a good set of names to distinguish a Part as a component (primitive or operational result) from a "Part" as in "Create Part" from the toolbar/menu - meaning an aggregate part. If anyone has better terms to clarify that, I'd be ...
by mtsinc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: Adding elements to the document tree
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Adding elements to the document tree

When I create a new Part or duplicate an existing one, the newly-created Part appears at the bottom of the Tree View. I've got projects that have more parts than can fit without scrolling the tree, and I've been using (v0.18) Part and Group objects to organize stuff and to collapse parts of the tree...