Kunda1 wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:03 pm
1D_Inc wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:32 am
Btw, COIL iconwork was conceived as part of the FreeCAD promotion, it's all about it.
Interesting, can you share more about what this means ?
Ok, I will try to explain.
Here is the way most users perceives program.
That's the law of software marketing - people associates program's fuctionality with the interface they see. It's like a face recognition.
Sketchup made a breakthrough because of nice and clean interface - it's screenshots looks beautiful and tuny.
If you google Revit, you will find mostly the same thing - there are nice and clean, solid
screenshots of complex structures mostly in isometric view
(I guess that's why they made perspective view editing ability so late - it is unusual for 3d program to block such thing so long, making comfortable interior editing in architectural program almost impossible)
There are fonts families that are considered inappropriate.
There are sites, that "smell" with 90's and 00's.
I knew a lot of nice specialists that refuses to learn programs like GIMP because it's interface is far away from Photoshop.
Blender makes redesign the second time - 2.5 was a big deal and excellent move, now they are trying to go even further.
The issue of FreeCAD icons is that they are difficult to take seriously.
FreeCAD is not looking like software for any kind of mechanical/architectural engineering while it have Dolly (1996!) meme sign for cloning.
Personally, I don't know people that loves such overloaded icon style.
Fixing that I wand to try to remove that barrier, making FreeCAD more pleasant for new users, including myself.