Morning, Mr. Schultz,
Looking at the FreeCAD repo on GitHub, it appears 0.19.17352 release builds are being created and posted today for users to download. Checking the commit history, the basic sort presented in PR#2337 is probably not included. It will be in the next nightly build that admin releases - probably a couple days to a week depending upon commit volume and other factors.
Erich Schulz wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:19 am
it doesn't look too hard to incorporate a full travelling salesperson algorithm into that function
... is it only on the "reset" button press, or every time a geometry is added?
I wonder if anyone would ever need to set up the order in specific sequence
I'm not familiar with the traveling salesperson algorithm, but I am familiar with the idea - shortest, most efficient route to hit all towns on the list. At the moment, I don't think path sorting more than simple (X, Y) is a top focus for devs at the moment. The ability for the user to custom group base geometry features in many of the path operations, the ability to create multiple operations easily, and the fact that operations can quickly be reordered allows for a reasonable amount of path sorting - even if it means a little more work for the user. For these reasons, and perhaps others, I don't see devs doing much in the short-term with more complex sorting algorithm integration.
As for the basic sort, it is applied automatically anytime the operation as a whole is changed and recomputed.
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