[Feature Request] Object Split enhancement

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NormandC
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Re: [Feature Request] Object Split enhancement

Postby NormandC » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:49 pm

Better late than never...

Chris, the problem is that the term "body" is commonly used in CAD to define an enclosed volume that can be solid or not. It's also a term used in geometry, see 6th definition here https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/body#Noun

So I don't consider it wrong to use that term in a generic manner in FreeCAD, of course it's a potential source of confusion. Maybe we should be disciplined and specifically mention when we're talking about a PartDesign Body and explicitly mention the workbench name. I do understand it would be a hassle.
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Re: [Feature Request] Object Split enhancement

Postby NormandC » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:25 pm

By the way, in late December DeepSOIC introduced new Part tools, Part ExplodeCompound and Part SliceApart, maybe this feature request can be considered completed.

https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/comm ... 2019-01-01
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Re: [Feature Request] Object Split enhancement

Postby PlaneAnimal » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:35 am

NormandC wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:49 pm
Better late than never...

Chris, the problem is that the term "body" is commonly used in CAD to define an enclosed volume that can be solid or not. It's also a term used in geometry, see 6th definition here https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/body#Noun

So I don't consider it wrong to use that term in a generic manner in FreeCAD, of course it's a potential source of confusion. Maybe we should be disciplined and specifically mention when we're talking about a PartDesign Body and explicitly mention the workbench name. I do understand it would be a hassle.
Thank you for the clarification. In fact, I was referring to a geometric body. I have no problem qualifying a term such as body if need be for clarity.
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Re: [Feature Request] Object Split enhancement

Postby PlaneAnimal » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:38 am

NormandC wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:25 pm
By the way, in late December DeepSOIC introduced new Part tools, Part ExplodeCompound and Part SliceApart, maybe this feature request can be considered completed.

https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/comm ... 2019-01-01
Thanks for the heads up, I will check it out and report back. May take a day or two