request dwire aligned to active drafting plane

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request dwire aligned to active drafting plane

Postby cadgiru » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:09 am

With reference to post https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=31485
cadgiru wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:37 am
Is this a bug?

A dwire created on a plane other then XY, will still have its Normal in global Z direction.

Dropping the dwire to a wire, the resulting wire will have its Normal relative to the plane the dwire was created on.

Resulting in:

Extruding a dwire will always result in an extrusion in global Z direction.

Extruding a wire will extrude in a z-direction normal to plane formed by wire

Consistant repeatable behaviour in fc 0.17 / 0.18

Any ideas anyone?

regards
Hoping we can have a dwire with plane aligned to active drafting plane.

Yes, know there are workarounds, however being able to extrude a dwire directly would speed up modelling.
This is a very efficient way to model, when the overhead of a parametric sketch is not needed.

Q) Why do we have the two entity types wire and dwire. Are they not basically the same?

regards