In Feature Announcements http://www.forum.freecadweb.org/viewtop ... 40#p132913
efyx presented some comments on TechDraw. Since that post is closed, I will respond here.
As @jmaustpc noted, TechDraw development is now in the main FreeCAD stream and development is still very much alive.
efxy: Will you use code from "drawing dimensioning" because there is a lot of very cool and good thought out stuff.
wf: I don't know if we will be able to use the actual code as DD is done in Python & SVG and TD is done in C++ and QtGui, but I agree that there is good stuff in DD and Hamish has told me "So please help yourself to any neat bits"
efyx: one utility for dimensioning is much easier to use, I don't need to choose first verticles or lines and then think which icon od dimensioning I should use,
wf: there's no way for the program to know that you want horizontal, vertical or actual length dimension.
efyx: is section view, by choosing on view line of section - I know there is a section view already but isn't intuational and no symbol on view drawing,
wf: you can specify the line of section in the properties of the section view. There may not be a line in the 3D view right where you want the section view. Section marks are on the list.
efyx: detail very important, will be planned in near time?
wf: "ViewClip" might be useful for creating detail views. If it doesn't do the job we can look a adding a dedicated detail view.
efyx: indication of scale size on drawing, I mean parent of others views is in scale of a drawing then no description, but if one of children views is changed to another scale different then a size of drawing, the description with a choosen scale should appears - I would say it is more important than a view names and could be in the same position.
wf: the view names and frames are not meant to be part of the finished drawing. You can turn them on & off with the "toggle frames" button. You can always add an Annotation for scale notes.
Hope I covered everything. If not let me know.