Preferences->Display->Selection tools

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Re: Preferences->Display->Selection tools

Postby renatorivo » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:25 pm

UR_ wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:14 pm
ListSelect.py does the magic
Ok Grazie

Edit
It's not in the Addon manager, or I'm wrong.
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Re: Preferences->Display->Selection tools

Postby UR_ » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:43 pm

renatorivo wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:25 pm
... or I'm wrong.
not really :(
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Re: Preferences->Display->Selection tools

Postby bernd » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:02 pm

change to FEM --> select a Face --> click tool "add clipping plane" does some magic too ...
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Re: Preferences->Display->Selection tools

Postby NormandC » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:06 pm

@bernd
Did you mistakenly reply here instead of another topic?

This topic is about the fact that the "Selection tools" tab in Preferences does not come with standard FreeCAD, but is added by a third-party module.

See picture from wiki linked by renatorivo:
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Re: Preferences->Display->Selection tools

Postby bernd » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:41 am

No ... There was some post about the listmacro which is used to select inner elements of a part. But by the use off cutting planes this could be done easily without this macro.
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Re: Preferences->Display->Selection tools

Postby renatorivo » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:45 am

bernd wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:02 pm
change to FEM --> select a Face --> click tool "add clipping plane" does some magic too ...
Hi bernd,
I have not found a specific FEM -> add clipping plane, I have View -> Clipping plane that allows me to select inside a shape. Where am I wrong?
View -> Clipping plane works with all WBs.

This however does not resolve the inconsistency between the image published in the wiki and the Gui that the user has in front of him.
I think the Selection tools macro should be added to the addons, but the image in the wiki should refer to a basic installation, so without this tab.

Also, I did not see Selection tools even in the https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Macros_recipes list
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Re: Preferences->Display->Selection tools

Postby mario52 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 am

hi
I think we must remove this image, (UR_ is right)

it does not represent the standard installation of FreeCAD

EDIT 13/06/018 20h59 Paris : Done!

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Maybe you need a special feature, go into Macros_recipes and Code_snippets. My macros on Gist.github
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Re: Preferences->Display->Selection tools

Postby bernd » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:14 pm

@renatorivo: I added this just a few days ago. Means you need latest master. Change to FEM, select a face, Menue utilities, add clipping plane.
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Re: Preferences->Display->Selection tools

Postby renatorivo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:01 pm

Found the magical clipping plane. Thank you.

OS: Windows 8.1
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.13959 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master

Why put it in FEM, and not as a tool in the View -> Clipping plane menu?