Hello everyone, i feel a bit intrusive in the project, so forgive me if i'm stalking you all ...
But.... i hade some other thougts on the draft wb:
TAB at the moment seems to be used just to tab tasks panel imput boxes, but it could have a very powerful behaviour depending on several starting conditions.
When snapping cicle through objects that provide snap like others already proposed.
When highliting object for selection, selection cicle through object selection candidates list (like revit)
When an object is selected enter draft edit mode (like blender)
When in draft edit mode, exit draft edit mode (like blender)
I think it's mandatory to give some love to that feature...
i think it's important that the draft edit mode could work also on walls and other BIM object like beams and slabs, but also windows (for ex. displaying handles that could control size and position)
that could implement more handles, that could launch other tools on the object. just an example on the possible behaviour:
- additional arrow handle tracker at the two ends of lines could call the Trimex command to the object
make it dependent from the point clicked when selecting object: that's to say that if i click next to one endpoint of a line i expect to trimex the object on that side, and instead the result could also affect the other vertex.
That goes on the side to offer tools that have more and more attention to user i think...
Shapes (or compounds):
About "join shapes into one non parametrical shape". I noticed that with drawings that contains lots of parametrical shapes, freecad suffers from low performances. That's to say that if i import a big dxf with lots of lines (a small size residential block floor plan for ex.) i am forced to import it as a single shape, and then it's difficult to modify it. But also i probably don't want it to explode into parametrical objects, since it would be not useful to me. Maybe i just want to change some of the lines or add new ones. So the question is: is it possible to enter kind of "edit mode" where commont tools (like Line, Wire, Trimex, Move) work inside the shape or on single shape objects?
I know that working with non parametric objects is not at all the purpouse of freeCAD, but i think also that that's a condition that one could encounter in everyday job.
a big hug to everybody and have a nice sunday