Jee-Bee wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:10 pm
I don't argue about what functions have priority and what don't have. I know FC have just a few parttime programmers with there own priorities.
I agree also that (almost) everybody should be able to programming.
Some think FreeCAD is rudderless with a few programmers. I can't imagine what it would be like and what the regression count could be with hundreds.
My point here is that up front saying that everything works don't bring FC further too.
I don't think anyone ever said everything works. Who would, when fillets have a 50-50 chance of working?
My point is there is an adequate
tool, sub-optimal in some folks view, not necessarily to others, but serviceable.
And there are plenty of other tools and areas that aren't.
If you want to come to a concesus uppon this point how would it be possible to come to a concesus in a more detailed level?
The usebility of dimensions is an item that comes back over and over again. I don't understand why we don't accept that FC can perform better on this point in the future.
I think(based on my daily work) that the sketcher is the place where during CADing the most time is spend. If you win in the sketcher 5% or 10% of your time...
Let's be honest, you are never going to get complete consensus on any feature idea. But, these ideas need to be tracked so, put in a feature request.
I think 6+ forum pages is enough to get the idea of what is being imagined as functionality and enough for a dev, at some point, to take a stab at it.
And that some view this as making their life complete.
What further action can happen at this point?
If it is there you don't be forced to use it... But if it's there i for sure use it(I use now the distance because the usebility is better).
But, it's not there and not likely to be there for some period of time. (Some time after it is put in as a feature request, or someone takes it upon themselves to do it adhoc...)
So, is there anything that improve our "sub-optimal"
I'd say, a bit of thinking outside the box might help.
It appears that extra clicks on the toolbar are part of the issue. So, are there ways to improve what exists, that don't even need a developer? Or at least an improved workflow?
I'd proffer there is. And it is actually one of JOKO Engineering's favorite ways (and mine to actually) to drive FreeCAD: keyboard shortcuts
Sure, sure, so old school, right? But, what else you doing with your other hand?
Here I provide and example of exploiting existing functionality to at least streamline a bit.
And, "look ma! no icons"...
https://github.com/macdroid53/MyShares/ ... /DimS.webm