Jee-Bee wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:07 pm
Abdullah what do you think about this? Is this something for the bug tracker?
I never thought a point could be relevant in non-construction mode.
It is clear to me that it won't work as of today, because it is construction geometry and construction geometry gets ignored in non-edit mode.
I have been away for a while, but I kindda remember that construction/non-construction for points was reused for knots in bsplines. I tell this so that if somebody goes for it and tries to implement it, it may interfere with the current implementation of knots in the sketcher. Just to keep in mind.
While lofting might work with points (I did not know, I never tried), I would tend to think that most other part design features won't. This means that probably most operations on a sketch with a non-construction point may fail (but of course everytime that a sketch is not "appropriate" an operation fails, so nothing new other than maybe the difficulty for an user to ascertain whether a point he sees in the sketch is construction or non-construction).
In any case: Is it a bug? Not in my opinion, as the behaviour is as per design. May it be a feature request? Sure it can be!
If a feature request is created, it would really help "attract attention" to make developers aware of what exactly is what we are gaining with such a feature. I do not have time ATM to go through all the thread, but it is certainly the first thing that pops into my mind, clearly seeing the benefit, for that cost/benefit analysis every developer does when looking feature requests
P.S.: In the past I was doing some pyramids using PD by lofting for 3D printing. I ended up carbon copying the bottom sketch and making the dimensions of the top sketch very small, which after printing was not noticeable. It would have been cool to just be able to do that with a point...