sliptonic wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:02 pm
So I'm asking for use-cases and expert input? What would you like these tools to do that can't be achieved using other FreeeCAD tools?
Some non-expert input:
I think at least the PathArray is useful. And having possibilty to create 2D array or polar array would be great! I think that for cutting multiple pieces of the same part is more useful to do by array, because that way you don't have to create a separate document with multiple instances of the Part. With array, you can create the PathArray and use the same document as a part of an assembly (at least with Assembly2 I do that)
Compound is also somewhat useful for creating those arrays, you can compound multiple parts and then create the array. Also at the moment the compound is (AFAIK) the only way to move/rotate the Path without moving the part.
Those copy functionalities could be useful if you could move and rotate the copied Path. At the moment it is not possible except by creating compound of the copy. For example often you would like to create two similar paths except other would be rotated 180 deg for optimal nesting.
So, all in all, I would like to see all of them. I don't know about having both simple copy and linked copy. I don't quite know when I would use that simple copy.