yorik wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:12 pm
looo wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:09 pm
Do you see draft-workbench as an alternative to draft-sight /autocad? To me draft-wb seems a bit heavier than these tools as it directly works with occ-objects.
Indeed. Draft will probably never be as fast and swallow thousands of tiny lines, as 2D CAD apps do. But, I think "traditional 2D CAD" use can progressively be split into "the occasional 2D that you need for ex. for further 3D use", which can be done in Draft, and "power 2D drafting" which will likely still require another app.
Can I suggest a third?
People who want a 2d drawing to print or email, to apply for government building permission, perhaps make 2d drawings for some sort of hand book, parts book or brochure etc. ....but where they want that extracted from the main design which would be in a 3d model .... hence TechDraw wb.
yorik wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:24 pm
triplus wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Are we talking about OCC or document objects?
I'm talking document objects of course, which is the paradigm currently used by Draft (one line is one object)
Yorik, I was wondering is that true for the edges contained in a Draft Wire for example? If so, if we just took a simplistic example of heaps and heaps of lines that line up such that they could be a wire, 1) if imported as individual Dlines presumably it gets a bit awkward to deal with 2) How would that compare with the same lines but treated as a single object Dwire?
I am asking because I am wondering if some sort of a single Draft object that contains the 2d drawing or parts of it, might be an answer? Perhaps this could be something like a cut down Sketch, where it does not have any constraints so it does not have the calculation overheads involved with solvers, and relies on Draft Snaps like a 2d CAD application. This could allow it to be a true 2d drawing placed in 3d space. When in edit mode it would be totally a 2d CAD application like Sketcher but when out of edit mode it could be an object in the global 3d axis system.
Does that sound like it makes any sense? Or am I talking "Bertie Boo Boo's" (my bull) output!