[Sketcher] Clearer icons for : Polyline, toggle construction, toggle constraints, toggle active constraints, ext geo

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Re: [Sketcher] Clearer icons for : Polyline, toggle construction, toggle constraints, toggle active constraints, ext geo

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chrisb wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:34 pm Adrians proposal made horizontal.
I made it diagonal so that it is not confused with a tool related specifically to horizontal/vertical constraints, if made horizontal it should use the dimension icon or a combination of both IMO. It sounds silly but for newbies this could help clear things up.

I'll make a kinda matching icon for disabling constraints later, possibly also for construction geometry.
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Re: [Sketcher] Clearer icons for : Polyline, toggle construction, toggle constraints, toggle active constraints, ext geo

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Another possibility for the toggle reference constraint:
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And my proposal for toggle active constraint:
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a similar concept as the toggle reference can be used here but I think if they are a little different it's easier to quickly tell each other apart in usage.
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Re: [Sketcher] Clearer icons for : Polyline, toggle construction, toggle constraints, toggle active constraints, ext geo

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A variation for toggle active
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Re: [Sketcher] Clearer icons for : Polyline, toggle construction, toggle constraints, toggle active constraints, ext geo

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I wouldn't need any additional stuff. Red and blue and a dimension symbol are exactly what it needs. Aditional stuff doesn't make it clearer, the green arrows can even be counter productive because they could be identified as some revert or recompute.

The toggle doesn't even need a distinction between driving and driven, because the dimension colors change already their color. It could look nice though, if there was a visual feedback of a button being pushed.
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Re: [Sketcher] Clearer icons for : Polyline, toggle construction, toggle constraints, toggle active constraints, ext geo

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I kinda like that off icon, I have it in my icon theme as exit icon. But might suit also for these kind of on/off function.
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