A gorgeous link collection. Thanks)
Personally, I do not know anyone who knows or uses the freecad in principle, despite the decades of work in the industry.
To reserve more screen space for other purposes. ATM i guess one possible solution is BIM workbench utilizing command panel in menu mode.1D_Inc wrote: ↑Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:25 pmWell, Ribbon is nice example of bad design. Mostly it is useless GUI, that annoingly holds 1/5 of screen for nothing.
Blender's 2.79 UI has got the best realization of ribbon at the moment - they made it vertical and called T panel.
It allows to have hundreds well described tools and addons in T panel, and also allows to use them on demand by showing/hiding it, that brings awesome fullscreen.
Note that you could create an icon pack. One example:Also - some joy - Quick Freecad icons redesign in Blender 2.8 style)
Actually single key and per-workbench shortcuts are becoming reality:1D_Inc wrote: ↑Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:56 pmYep. Only AutoCAD PGP-based console shortcut system can solve this.
From time to time i have been thinking on how we could repurpose Complete workbench. This is one possibility.yorik wrote: ↑Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:46 pmHowever, the idea of the BIM workbench is exactly to be a "meta" workbench. That is, not to have any tools on its own (they should all be part of their respective workbenches, drafts in draft, archs in arch, etc), but to try to make things more friendly and intuitive for the user.
Install TabBar module for FreeCAD (Tools -> Addon manager), restart FreeCAD and move the tabs to preferred location.
That's a complex question. Basically, tool buttons are needed to learn software abilities at start, then user remember them as shortcuts in case if he is going pro, so user permanently needs all of them, on none of them. Solution like this can fit addons, for example.
An excellent example, thank you!
Yep, it is possible for program defaults. However, as a rule, CAD programs quickly become overgrown with modules and addons.triplus wrote: ↑Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:09 amActually single key and per-workbench shortcuts are becoming reality:
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 60#p231862
Yeah Freecad is a peculiar and unique niche I reckon. That's why it takes some nerves to get invested in it. And that's why most who are invested are very protective of it.
Indeed, in anycase, we do appreciate your contribution and outreach. Perhaps in the nearest future you'll be able to develop workflows in freecad that are more useful and attractive to the CG industry.
Thanks it worked pretty well.
We need to start sketching ideas and layouts. Perhaps a "Call to layout sketches and redesign proposals?" First sketches or rough drafts, can be hand drawn if well explained or can be done with Inkscape or gimp? for slightly more refined idea direction? Let's create a separe thread for a Call to layout sketches proposal.
I really like this development.
I also like this development, It can be handy also in compact mode UI? Yeah there is something cool about this aswell. We need to start getting some concrete stuffs down. We need to start sketching ideas of how to reorganise the main window to account for all of this. So far it works well on my end but it's not really optimal yet, i suppose that will come in time.
I think this should be possible.
I watched it through and made single compilation file with all dark icons, with proper 48x48 grid, to use it for drafting redesign.triplus wrote: ↑Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:09 amNote that you could create an icon pack. One example:
https://github.com/pgilfernandez/FreeCA ... eme_simple
Thanks) That were preparations. There were made nice iconworks already, but functions some of them a bit hard to recognize without a signature.
Here Rhino visually is looking like Sketchup with A2 toolset.