Merge Profile Tools

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dubstar-04
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Merge Profile Tools

Postby dubstar-04 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:22 am

There is currently two profile operations in path:

1. Profile based in edges
2. Profile based on faces


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Would there be any benefit or issues with merging these in to a single operation?

Thanks,

Dan
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Re: Merge Profile Tools

Postby herbk » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:16 pm

Hi Dan,

what's the benefit to change things where the user is familiar with? The issue is: one click more to get the OP... ;)
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Re: Merge Profile Tools

Postby dubstar-04 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:24 pm

herbk wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:16 pm
Hi Dan,

what's the benefit to change things where the user is familiar with? The issue is: one click more to get the OP... ;)
It should be possible to merge the operations together so the code manages the choice between faces and edges depending on the users selection, like many other tools.

IMO it doesn't make sense this being two seperate operations and as we add operations to path the toolbars may become cluttered. See Arch for example as an extreme.

Just a thought.
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Re: Merge Profile Tools

Postby herbk » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:32 pm

dubstar-04 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:24 pm
It should be possible to merge the operations together so the code manages the choice between faces and edges depending on the users selection, like many other tools.
Oh, - there i take you wrong... If that is possible, nothing to say against it.
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Re: Merge Profile Tools

Postby mlampert » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:44 pm

dubstar-04 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:24 pm
It should be possible to merge the operations together so the code manages the choice between faces and edges depending on the users selection, like many other tools.

IMO it doesn't make sense this being two seperate operations and as we add operations to path the toolbars may become cluttered. See Arch for example as an extreme.
There are some peculiarities and extra functionality with ProfileFace, might be a bit tricky to consolidate the UI. Having said that, I'm all for it.
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Re: Merge Profile Tools

Postby RatonLaveur » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:51 pm

As a heavy user, I'm all for it. Consolidated profile will be smart!
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Re: Merge Profile Tools

Postby sliptonic » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:14 am

Fewer tools are better as long a it's clear to the user. Go for it.
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Re: Merge Profile Tools

Postby nahshon » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:35 pm

I agree with sliptonic.
The profile is based on what's selected, so there should not be a conflict.

If you are looking into it there is a feature request (IMHO valuable) - handle open paths! I want to be able to select one of more edges and create a tool path even when the esges do not form a closed path.

HeeksCAD & HeeksCNC could do it very well. IIRC there was a discussion in this forum.