App::Link: the big merge

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BassMati
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Re: App::Link: the big merge

Postby BassMati » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:14 pm

Hi folks,

I am currently testing the Link3 or LinkMerge Build, and I would like to share my findings (bugs, observations, etc.) to aid in debugging. For example, I cannot change a construction geometry to defining geometry, but in realthunder's Asssembly3 build, that works. Can someone point me to the right forum topic?
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realthunder
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Re: App::Link: the big merge

Postby realthunder » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:31 am

BassMati wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:14 pm
I am currently testing the Link3 or LinkMerge Build, and I would like to share my findings (bugs, observations, etc.) to aid in debugging. For example, I cannot change a construction geometry to defining geometry, but in realthunder's Asssembly3 build, that works. Can someone point me to the right forum topic?
The upstream Sketcher does not support 'defining' geometry yet if I am not mistaken. Because of the implementation, this feature will have to wait till I submit the topo naming PR. It is big and has deep impact. I don't expect it to get merged anytime soon.
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Re: App::Link: the big merge

Postby BassMati » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:11 am

That makes sense. Thank you!
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Re: App::Link: the big merge

Postby realthunder » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:45 am

freedman wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:51 am
Not technical feedback but I have always noticed a difference in color and light levels between all prior (to 0.19) versions of FreeCAD and realthunders code. I can tell you immediately if I open Assembly3 or regular FreeCAD, I don't get it. I see the same thing now when I start 0.19, it's like the overhead light is turned off and things are dim and the colors are different. Like I said, not very technical.
Maybe you can capture two screenshots in each version and show the difference.
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Re: App::Link: the big merge

Postby chrisb » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:49 am

This is only a small convenience thing, but it would be nice to get the old behaviour back. Before the big merge, when creating a new PartDesign body, the body's origin was always collapsed. This was handy, because it didn't crowd the tree too much and making it visible offered all the planes at once, where it is no problem to select the right one.

Now the origin comes always expanded. Can we get the old behaviour back?
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Re: App::Link: the big merge

Postby mlampert » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:31 am

chrisb wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:49 am
Now the origin comes always expanded. Can we get the old behaviour back?
+1
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Re: App::Link: the big merge

Postby realthunder » Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:25 am

chrisb wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:49 am
Now the origin comes always expanded. Can we get the old behaviour back?
Yes, sure.
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Re: App::Link: the big merge

Postby chrisb » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:45 am

Thanks!
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Re: App::Link: the big merge

Postby triplus » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:05 am

I guess now we will need to start thinking about bringing App::Link oriented documentation, to the FreeCAD Wiki. In addition, a few Python snippets, utilizing any available API, that would make much sense. Based on such snippets, other developers could start utilizing the newly added support.
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Zolko
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Re: App::Link: the big merge

Postby Zolko » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:16 am

Hello,

can we consider the App::Link big merge to be done ?
Can we now post bug-reports and feature requests ?
Is this the good thread or is there a better option ?
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