bejant wrote:I wonder if or how other 3D CAD programs might address this?
What you show in your video has happened to me more than once on Solid Edge, the commercial mid-range parametric modeler that we use at work. And I never use the clipping plane utility.
I frequently have many more odd graphics glitches. For example, working in an assembly comprised of many sub-assemblies, one of them will disappear from view and nothing I do will make it reappear. When that happens, I have to close the file, quit the program and launch it again along with the assembly file, which makes me waste at least 2-3 minutes.
Granted, it's an old version that came out a couple of years before Windows 7, and it is not certified on it. Still, in another company I used the same version years back on Windows XP for which it was certified, and it suffered from the same glitches (on a workstation with a CAD-specific Nvidia Quadro graphics card)
Sometimes I wonder if people who come here saying FreeCAD is buggy have actually used a commercial CAD program daily. The one I mentioned is as buggy
(I'm tempted to say more) as FreeCAD, crashes on me at least once a day, and my employer has purchased licenses for about $10,000 a seat! I'm not even mentioning the $2,000 of maintenance a year (again per seat!) that we stopped paying at some point. I used to read CAD-oriented blogs where commentators were daily CAD users, if I recall their experience was similar on other CAD packages.
So yeah, FreeCAD looks pretty good.