bill wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:15 pm
chrisb wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:12 am
From a technical point: yes. The Dress-Up should be able to tell which tool it uses. From a users point of view: no
Whether the TC is declared, retrieved, inherited, lifted, pinched, or extracted, from the Base-Operation, the Dress-Up Operation needs to look like any other operation; too bad there is no interface specification/design docs; just pure-code I guess.
Not quite. A dressup modifies an existing path which has a tool controller already. From a user's point of view, it would be wrong to add a TC to the dressup. When it comes to implementation, it might be appropriate to copy the base operation TC but it should not a changeable property of the dressup. In this sense, a dressup is different from an operation.
Excluding the data structure, the Dress-Up is simply/only an insertion of path segments
Thus, the Sim process all ops the same.
Again, from a user's point of view, I agree. The question in my mind is whether we should modify all dressup operations to have a tool controller and then prevent the user from seeing/changing that tool controller just so simulation can treat dressups and operations the same. Or, should simulation be modified to check for the type of operation and if it's a dressup, retrieve the TC from the parent operation.
Havent used Sim for a while and I am not on the latest daily due to past problems with coding/structure/architecure surprises:
Are Drilling ops working nowadays ; Non-Response to button clicks still?, Large-Volume-Objects (yea. your can dial-down the parameters and get by; most testing seems to occur on smaller objects; might be good idea to check initial volume and dial-down automatically and/or alert user with suggestion) blowing up still?; Seems like it runs to completion without relinquishing control to its environment -- not a good thing !
As far as I know, drilling is working perfectly. I don't understand all the other points you raise. We're trying to stabilize Path for 17 release and all bugs in the tracker except the two I just entered, have been closed.
Is the latest daily pretty-much safe on Linux platforms???
All in all, the PATH-Simulation Tool kicks a$$ for as NEW as it is!
I think it's all good on linux (except the sim crash) I agree about the ass-kicking nature of Simulation.