Transform utility gets an upgrade in 0.17

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Re: Transform utility gets an upgrade in 0.17

Postby bitacovir » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:38 am

I wrote about a problem with Transformation tool in this thread (losing the control of manipulation) but with not much attention...
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 30#p221937

I prefer to write more findings about this topic in this thread instead.
The thing is I found that this problem is more related with the Draft Grid tool, apparently.
When the Draft Grid is ON, the Transformation tool cannot be rotated in X,Y,Z axes. Please see the video:
I don't know if this a bug or the Grid is a limitation of Transf Tooll (including z-axis rotation).
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Re: Transform utility gets an upgrade in 0.17

Postby tanderson69 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:19 am

bitacovir wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:38 am
I wrote about a problem with Transformation tool in this thread (losing the control of manipulation) but with not much attention...
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 30#p221937

I prefer to write more findings about this topic in this thread instead.
The thing is I found that this problem is more related with the Draft Grid tool, apparently.
When the Draft Grid is ON, the Transformation tool cannot be rotated in X,Y,Z axes.
Does this happen with translation arrows also?
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Re: Transform utility gets an upgrade in 0.17

Postby bitacovir » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:36 am

tanderson69 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:19 am

Does this happen with translation arrows also?
The translation arrows work fine.
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Re: Transform utility gets an upgrade in 0.17

Postby pablogil » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:40 pm

Is it possible to use a keyboard shortcut for the "transform" utility?
It seems to be disabled in the Customize panel...
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Re: Transform utility gets an upgrade in 0.17

Postby usertogo » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:30 am

I think this is only useful if it is consequently implemented as a 'parameterizable feature' shown and editable from the 'design-tree'.
I have seen (in some tutorial) people apply transforms also to sketches, again the interface to this would need to be reliably trackable and editable (removable). One easy and obvious transform I find missing is the 'offset' relation applicable for all sketch driven features. The field could always be there and default to 0...
Thanks for forwarding and/or implementing this, I am a total beginner - wouldn't know how to help it yet!