usertogo wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Also I am not sure if there are setting that I could modify to improve the findability of which constraint is which in the actual sketch.
You can select the elements associated with the constraints.
I suppose highlighting/coloring redundant or conflicting constraints in the sketch would also be very desirable.
They change color when they are selected via the solver message link.
Oh in the sketch The color of everything changes to green when all is 100% defined, is that not possible to do earlier to make it easier to create color distinction for any still floating geometry?
Gene has already commented on this, and I am not a big fan of too much automatism in that area either, because it leads in the wrong direction: The solver can only detect a whole set
of unconstrained elements, but it has, of course, absolutely no idea of the user's ideas and strategy. As a last resort to find the missing constraints this is brilliant, but as a continuous constraining aid there are only two things that really help: exercise and experience
aditional Bonus: mirror sketch elements: draw half plus construction line select and be done... (low priority ...)
-Big (probably known) problem report on changing early sketches - how to prevent that that totally messes up later following features?
very well known, and I'm pretty sure it has been mentioned in one of the other topics you participated and I'm absolutely sure it has been mentioned since you are active here in the forum. So please make your homework and read about the "topological naming issue"
completely different subject - who would like join forces to initiate a crowdfunding campaign to invest in FreeCAD development?
If you mean with "invest" to collect money to pay for some development, I would support it (there are other topic about this). If "invest" means that you are expecting some financial return in the sense of investment, then I'm absolutely against it!