Draft grid stays in other workbenches

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vocx
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Re: Draft grid stays in other workbenches

Postby vocx » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:40 pm

GeneFC wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:24 pm
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Does a workbench know when if has been "left" in favor of another workbench?
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Inside Draft's InitGui.py

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class DraftWorkbench(FreeCADGui.Workbench):

    ...

    def Activated(self):
        """When entering the workbench."""
        if hasattr(FreeCADGui, "draftToolBar"):
            FreeCADGui.draftToolBar.Activated()
        if hasattr(FreeCADGui, "Snapper"):
            FreeCADGui.Snapper.show()
            import draftutils.init_draft_statusbar as dsb
            dsb.show_draft_statusbar()
        FreeCAD.Console.PrintLog("Draft workbench activated.\n")

    def Deactivated(self):
        """When quitting the workbench."""
        if hasattr(FreeCADGui, "draftToolBar"):
            FreeCADGui.draftToolBar.Deactivated()
        if hasattr(FreeCADGui, "Snapper"):
            FreeCADGui.Snapper.hide()
            import draftutils.init_draft_statusbar as dsb
            dsb.hide_draft_statusbar()
        FreeCAD.Console.PrintLog("Draft workbench deactivated.\n")
It would be a matter of hiding the grid when Deactivating the workbench (check the code inside Draft_ToggleGrid). This sounds relatively trivial, however, since it's not a very critical issue, we Drafters have largely ignored it. However, I notice that many Part/PartDesigners go crazy about it, so maybe we can tackle it.
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Re: Draft grid stays in other workbenches

Postby -alex- » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:59 pm

JFYI I use G,R official shortcut to quickly show/hide this grid, that works pretty fine from inside or outside Draft WB AFAIK.
BTW I hope the behaviour will be improved.
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Re: Draft grid stays in other workbenches

Postby mrdic » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:57 am

There's a default shortcut g,r that toggles grid on and off. It seems to me that it doesn't work in every WB, but I tend to look at it first before I dismiss it because it shows me workplane orientation. You can customise snap bar appearance in other WBs too, to dismiss the grid from it.
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Re: Draft grid stays in other workbenches

Postby drmacro » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:28 pm

mrdic wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:57 am
There's a default shortcut g,r that toggles grid on and off. It seems to me that it doesn't work in every WB, but I tend to look at it first before I dismiss it because it shows me workplane orientation. You can customise snap bar appearance in other WBs too, to dismiss the grid from it.
Draft WB is a special animal. :roll:

Note, that the short cut g,r does different things if Draft WB has not been activated. After it has, then g,r does toggle the grid in other workbenches.
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Re: Draft grid stays in other workbenches

Postby freman » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:31 pm

I just got his by this yesterday, having accidentally switched to draft WB by mistake. I flipped straight back out but did not realise where this grid had come from ( I was working in Part Design - which involves Sketcher and Path WB ).

I could not work out why it had popped up and how to get rid of it : nothing in the WBs I was using had any options relating to this. I had to post for help on the forum.

It seems a quick in and out should not leave me with a changed environment and some cryptic feature.

Having said that I can see this could be quite handy for measuring depth while designing paths. It would be quicker than hovering over features and trying to spot coords in the status bar. A graph in Path could be useful.

So I would say, please don't disable it everywhere except Draft, but please make it accessible in a consistent way: g,r seems inconsistent right now.

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