I've added your video to video tutorials, and your playlist to video tutorials for product design. I think I remember watching your channel at some point in the past.
Actually we are unofficially behind on releasing 0.19. We have gone past the Annual release date. There is a very large debate why this is the case. You should really consider trying 0.19.x as vocx mentioned above, it is light years ahead of 0.18. You can also run them (0.18 and 0.19) in parallel on your machine. Just make sure to backup 0.18 files before you open them in 0.19 since they are not backward compatible once you open them on 0.19GeoffG wrote: ↑Mon May 04, 2020 10:39 amI actually plan to go back and revisit the TechDraw workbench video once 0.19 is released. I have too many bad memories of trying to use and support software that was regularly changing that I prefer to use the "officially" released versions. I'm not trying to attack the developers when I say this because they have developed a wonderful piece of software and I'm really looking forward to 0.19 being released.
For the record, I'm really looking forward to some of the new TechDraw features becoming available - especially the ability to add centrelines to the drawing. I use centrelines a lot when designing and making woodworking projects so this feature will help enormously.
Yes, I'm not asking you to fully adopt v0.19 at this point if you don't feel comfortable with it. I think just generally trying the new features is enough for you to notice how much it has improved.
I've only recently come across the "Guidelines for videos and tutorials" (https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=36205) and to be honest it hadn't occurred to me to do so previously. I'm going to start including some more of that information in my videos to make it easier for viewers.Kunda1 wrote: ↑Mon May 04, 2020 1:43 pmBTW, consider using a keyboard and mouse indicator in the videos so that people can see how you are interfacing with FreeCAD (this is a little widget that operates in the forefront of the screen that shows what mouse keys you are pressing and same for what keyboard keys are being pressed). Also consider showing the About screen of your version of FreeCAD before you start working in it in the video (so users can see what version/revision and what 3rd part dependencies you are using).
No worries. I will be giving it a go and while I may not switch over to 0.19 straight away, it does seem like a good opportunity to highlight the differences between the two versions - for example Video A has the 0.18 way of doing something, and video A+ has the 0.19 way plus additional features. Viewers can then decide which best suits them....just a thinking out loud
I know what you mean. Unfortunately, bad commits are part and parcel of the development process - even through they shouldn't be. I'm embarrassed to admit that I made a few when I used to be a developer. At least I didn't have to buy beers on the occasions when I screwed up.
GeoffG wrote: ↑Tue May 05, 2020 10:52 amI've only recently come across the "Guidelines for videos and tutorials" (https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=36205) and to be honest it hadn't occurred to me to do so previously. I'm going to start including some more of that information in my videos to make it easier for viewers.