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by nohspamjose
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Backing Datastore
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Backing Datastore

I am curious to know how CAD programs and FreeCAD in particular stores data? Is it a relational DB, an object store, NoSQL, a structured file format or something else? The reason I'm asking is that I've been exploring Graph Databases recently and there are some really useful features. They contain v...
by nohspamjose
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Lighting feature request
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Lighting feature request

Thank you all for your responses. Taking them in no particular order: I am aware that the rendering is done externally, I use POVray (without much success because of difficulty setting up the lighting) _ I used to use Kpovmodeler (a KDE modeller), which was tied to POV but which allowed cameras and ...
by nohspamjose
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Lighting feature request
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Lighting feature request

I'm just going to come out with it... It is perverse that I have access to create my CAD model in FreeCAD, but cannot use it to place lights. Manually text editing a template file to specify the lights seems just the most bizarre twist of poor usability I could think of, and exporting to Blender to ...
by nohspamjose
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: Arrays, snap and origins
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Arrays, snap and origins

Many thanks for the update. The one that isn't implemented; offsetting an array would be very useful. Using the tiling example, it would allow me to accurately plan the tile arrangement and also align tiles on the floor plane and wall planes.
by nohspamjose
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: Arrays, snap and origins
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Arrays, snap and origins

Hi, Having used FreeCAD 0.18 to fairly comprehensively CAD my bathroom, I have come across at least three issues for which I'd like to propose enhancements. It's entirely possible that some/all of these are possible but even if they are, the usability is impenetrable to me. Arrays When I want to til...