How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby sliptonic » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:26 pm

Looking nice!

Do you think it would be more intuitive if the order of 'features' roughly matched a typical workflow? That is, design tasks like sketcher, Arch, draft early, Analysis tools like, FEM, CFD, in the middle and output workbenches like, Path/Techdraw/raytracing towards the end.
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby chrisb » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:15 pm

Yes it looks very good, and I would support sliptonics view - if possible.
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https://youtu.be/xCyfkJ2ikSE
If you replace the url-tags with video-tags the the video can be watched directly in the forum. There is even a button for it above the post edit field:
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby Kunda1 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:26 am

sliptonic wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:26 pm
Do you think it would be more intuitive if the order of 'features' roughly matched a typical workflow? That is, design tasks like sketcher, Arch, draft early, Analysis tools like, FEM, CFD, in the middle and output workbenches like, Path/Techdraw/raytracing towards the end.
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby gntech » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:37 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback!

I have now refactored the video a bit, changed order on the parts and added some annotations. Please let me know what you think

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Now I only need more material to make it longer. I have no footage of the Arch or Raytrace workbenches for example.
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby chrisb » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:26 pm

This is really a big improvement.
A hardly dare to say that in the last part with the path simulator it might be difficult to see what really happens. If this could be redone with a slight zoom out and the tool visible it might become clearer.

This is really a minor issue. The video is very convincing as is.
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby sgrogan » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:48 pm

gntech wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:37 pm
I have now refactored the video a bit, changed order on the parts and added some annotations. Please let me know what you think
Very nice :) I think it would be good to add to the TechDraw portion "auto-update drawing para-metrically" i.e. after creating the drawing switch to the model, change the dimension, and then back to the drawing.
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby chrisb » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:09 pm

sgrogan wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:48 pm
Very nice :) I think it would be good to add to the TechDraw portion "auto-update drawing para-metrically" i.e. after creating the drawing switch to the model, change the dimension, and then back to the drawing.
Wouldn't that be too much detail?
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby sgrogan » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:24 pm

chrisb wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Wouldn't that be too much detail?
IMHO this is the biggest feature of TechDraw. Maybe the caption is something like "Drawing updates automatically with model changes"
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby chrisb » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:33 pm

sgrogan wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:24 pm
IMHO this is the biggest feature of TechDraw. Maybe the caption is something like "Drawing updates automatically with model changes"
You are of course right - as far as FreeCAD users are concerned. But as a new user that's what I would expect anyway from a parametric system. If we want to show what parametric design is all about then you finally are right again.
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby sgrogan » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:37 pm

chrisb wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:33 pm
You are of course right - as far as FreeCAD users are concerned. But as a new user that's what I would expect anyway from a parametric system. If we want to show what parametric design is all about then you finally are right again.
I agree, and there is a 3rd group of users that tried FreeCAD and didn't stay. Maybe it's time for them to try again?