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Re: New Workbench MeshTools

Postby HarryGeier » Thu May 23, 2019 10:59 am

Well,

if you think it´s too complicated to go that way, maybe if you can add the object to mesh and a few other mainly STL centric functions into it and then call it something like 3D PrePrint or the like, so there won´t be a naming confusion coming up and later it could be probably even be added into the standard workbenches .

again, just thoughts
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Re: New Workbench MeshTools

Postby vocx » Thu May 23, 2019 9:09 pm

HarryGeier wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 5:40 am
Cool,

but wouldn´t it be better to integrate it with the existing MESH Workbench , or vice versa ?
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Obviously it would be nice to include such tools to the base FreeCAD code, the question is who is going to do it? And who will maintain it? If some developer adds code to the base FreeCAD system, but then disappears, that code may become obsolete and present errors in the future. Such is the state of the Ship, Plot, Robot, etc., workbenches. They were added to the standard FreeCAD code a long time ago, but it seems nobody has touched that code in years. So, in order to add more core functionality, somebody needs to be responsible. For example, FEM, Path, Arch, Part, TechDraw are seemingly monitored constantly by their developers and by various users.

Otherwise it's better to keep such extensions as an external workbench.
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Re: New Workbench MeshTools

Postby HarryGeier » Fri May 24, 2019 7:59 am

vocx wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:09 pm

Otherwise it's better to keep such extensions as an external workbench.
Well, this approach would make it more clear to new users that anything outside the "core" is beeing 3rd Party and/or special use case workbenches. I agree that the base installation could/should be reviewed against obsolete WB´s and they could then be turned into additional workbenches again.
Maybe something to add to the 0.19 roadmap/wishlist ?

Who maintains MESH Workbench ?

...should become a new discussion ...please admin/mod .. move it....
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Re: New Workbench MeshTools

Postby ickby » Fri May 24, 2019 8:11 am

HarryGeier wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 7:59 am
Who maintains MESH Workbench ?
Werner himself maintains and extends it
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Re: New Workbench MeshTools

Postby mark1791 » Tue May 28, 2019 11:37 am

HarryGeier wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:59 am
Well,

if you think it´s too complicated to go that way, maybe if you can add the object to mesh and a few other mainly STL centric functions into it and then call it something like 3D PrePrint or the like, so there won´t be a naming confusion coming up and later it could be probably even be added into the standard workbenches .

again, just thoughts
Well i have decided to rename it as '3D Printing Tools' as to separate from the 'Mesh design' Workbench, as not reflect to much on the Mesh Workbench so if the functionality of Mesh design can be brought to the user more on the visual side/usability of the work bench.

Also tidied it up and removed any testing code, so consider it more to be beta now, basic functionality is there that i feel needs to be there unless there are any ideas for improvements etc., also to improve the help side to show how to use it to users.

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Re: New Workbench MeshTools now renamed 3D Printing Tools

Postby HarryGeier » Tue May 28, 2019 12:41 pm

That´s fine...
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Re: New Workbench MeshTools now renamed 3D Printing Tools

Postby Kunda1 » Tue May 28, 2019 4:26 pm

Should we add it to the FreeCAD addons repo ?
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Re: New Workbench MeshTools now renamed 3D Printing Tools

Postby chrisb » Tue May 28, 2019 7:55 pm

Yes.
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Re: New Workbench MeshTools now renamed 3D Printing Tools

Postby Kunda1 » Wed May 29, 2019 1:02 am

chrisb wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:55 pm
Yes.
Added to FreeCAD-addons in https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-addo ... 1d80c36d6c
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