Datum Plane orientation request

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Datum Plane orientation request

Postby polemidis » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:39 pm

Hello guys, is this the right place to throw an idea?

As I start to love working with the datum planes and the super duper nice capabilities of attaching them to anything, I found myself always guessing wrong which is the xyz orientation of that datum plane. Is it possible to add a graphic of the axis orientation? Like the one is showing up when you press Right click/Transform. Or the nice orientation cube 0.18 has.

Just an idea, not that you already are not full with your stuff, but I just though to throw it here.
Hmm, hopefully I am not copying someone else! I didn't search that!
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Re: Datum Plane orientation request

Postby HarryGeier » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:42 am

Good idea.. This would make it much easier. I would add that datum planes should change visibilities somehow, depending on the "camera" viewpoint, to easily distint if you look from Birdseye (Camera Z is positive ) or from under ground ( Camera Z is negative ) to the plane.
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Re: Datum Plane orientation request

Postby DeepSOIC » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:11 am

You might want to check out this thread:
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2604

EDIT: TL;DR: what you are asking for looks like Local coordinate system (LCS). Such an object exists in freecad, but it's not accessible through gui, and isn't too usable. Lattice2 add-on workbench offers another one, that is quite a bit more usable at the moment.
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Re: Datum Plane orientation request

Postby wmayer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:08 pm

In PartDesign there exists a local coordinate system implemented as a datum object. Recently someone requested to make it accessible from the GUI because it's needed in the Assembly add-on.

I played a bit with it and to me it looks pretty useful so I added to the PD toolbar.
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Re: Datum Plane orientation request

Postby HarryGeier » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:01 pm

wmayer wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:08 pm
I played a bit with it and to me it looks pretty useful so I added to the PD toolbar.
:D :D


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Re: Datum Plane orientation request

Postby wmayer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:32 am

HarryGeier wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:01 pm
wmayer wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:08 pm
I played a bit with it and to me it looks pretty useful so I added to the PD toolbar.
:D :D


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Re: Datum Plane orientation request

Postby freecad-heini-1 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:03 pm

Thank you very much Werner.
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