Thanks for your feedback on TechDraw. Anything that prompts review is welcome.
I had some time this morning to go through your posts and comment on some of your concerns.
None of my comments should be taken to imply that TD is perfect as is. It has a long way to go.
Thank you for the templates.
"I am trying to dimension a rod in a Techdraw with a bunch of screw holes, but i can't, because there is no snap points in the middle of the circles. "
>>Arc center marks can be used in exactly the same way as Vertices ("snap point").
"But please make this center mark into a snappy point and make it visible from any angle and for hidden circles/elipses as well. You should make center mark optional like horizontal/vertical center lines are."
>>in a side view the program only sees a line. It doesn't know that the line represents a circle on its side, so there is no way to mark the circle's center. That's why cosmetic features were added.
"Putting a snapping point in a center of a circle is an universal solution opposed to quadrants (attachment) and crap that v 0.19 presented as a fix for the problem. Please start solving problems at their root. If you ask me v0.19 presented mediocre solutions which again fail in specific situations. And THAT is a programming time wasted..."
>>I doubt there is a draftsperson anywhere that puts a dot on the page to mark an arc center. The "+" is a universal convention and serves to differentiate the arc center from edge endpoints.
>>The quadrant and midline "crap" was put in because of requests from users (the ones I don't listen to) of the old DrawingDimensioning workbench. These features really don't figure in your issues.
"Let me dimension object how I want it and sometimes dimensioning hidden edges saves you a ton of problems!"
>>You can dimension hidden edges. Hidden vertices are not displayed. I believe you are the first one to request this.
"I am currently unable to dimension (marked with ???) element which has diagonal holes (because there is no points in the middle of the circle as previously exposed). With one hole I had luck that seam was visible after the section, while with the other hole seam wasn't visible so I wasn't lucky and I can't dimension that hole. If you would put a point in the middle of the circle the problem would be completely gone even for diagonal sections... And that is an universal solution. The quadrant that was created in v0.19 is not. "
>> as explained above the program has no way of knowing that a line represents an edge-on circle. The way to dimension these holes is by adding a cosmetic centerline to the bore or by using a Section view.
"I added the primitive line in the drawing (like saso suggested), but it doesn't show in TechDraw even after refreshing."
>> did you add the line to the View Source property? If not, TechDraw has no way of knowing that you want the line to show on the drawing.