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Re: Request help for new balloon icon

Postby bitacovir » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:02 pm

Jee-Bee wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:55 pm
I guess that one with a letter is handy when adding notes with a leader on drawing. Don't know if that's part of merge ...
But I don't know if you need a special command for that. No sure how is the code, but if you have the option to change the balloon's radius to 0, you could have an arrow linked to a number or letter without balloon.
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Re: Request help for new balloon icon

Postby fjullien » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:02 pm

@bitacovir: perfect !
I updated my PR. Thanks for your job.
Don't know if that's part of merge
Not yet but I'll do that when the first PR is merged.
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Re: Request help for new balloon icon

Postby fjullien » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:06 pm

But I don't know if you need a special command for that. No sure how is the code, but if you have the option to change the balloon's radius to 0, you could have an arrow linked to a number or letter without balloon.
True, I could set an option to hide the balloon but keep the text.
Anyway, if we choose another option, we'll have a new icon ready ;)
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Re: Request help for new balloon icon

Postby bitacovir » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:12 pm

fjullien wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:02 pm
@bitacovir: perfect !
I updated my PR. Thanks for your job.
You are welcome.
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Re: Request help for new balloon icon

Postby NormandC » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:57 am

I think the standard word for an annotation with a leader is a "callout", at least that's how it's called in the software I use at work.

It would make sense to make it a separate tool, because a callout can contain a lot of text, a sentence, even one or more paragraph. In such a case you may need to provide some mechanism to enter text...

That doesn't mean that a balloon shouldn't have an option to turn off the circle like you seem to be doing. In fact, once it's merged in FreeCAD, you can expect requests to add more shapes than a circle. ;) An equilateral triangle with upward tip (like a pyramid) would be useful to use for revision symbols, in this case you'll want letters instead of numbers.

Thanks for your work fjullien, and you too bitacovir!
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Re: Request help for new balloon icon

Postby fjullien » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:11 pm

We do already have a lot of features implemented:
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I took inspiration from here: http://help.solidworks.com/2016/english ... 8d23b9#Pg0

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Re: Request help for new balloon icon

Postby NormandC » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:01 am

Nice, you thought of everything! :)
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Re: Request help for new balloon icon

Postby pablogil » Sun May 12, 2019 3:14 pm

I love this new feature :D
Thanks!
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