I made a fresh start even though I have still gone that lazy route to design half (if not even 1/6th) of the design where i then was again able to complete the whole body mirror (in the Parts Workbench) but again Part Design wont have any of it and I need a whole body circular pattern which the
Looks possible, _except_ I cant edit the 3d coordinates that would define the center of the circular (polar) array...
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usertogo wrote: ↑Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:49 amSuggestion: Sketch Solver in PartDesign Workbench: Why not instead of going into shock on 'redundant Constraint' (with blocking normal operation and obligatory click here to highlight them) just add a statusFlag (redundant/conflicting/ok) in the constraint list that is always shown. Also I am not sure if there are setting that I could modify to improve the findability of which constraint is which in the actual sketch... I suppose highlighting/coloring redundant or conflicting constraints in the sketch would also be very desirable...
Oh in the sketch The color of everything changes to green when all is 100% defined, is that not possible to do earlier to make it easier to create color distinction for any still floating geometry?
extra Bonus: sketch relation midPoint/goldenRatioPoint would be really cool some day (low priority though)
aditional Bonus: mirror sketch elements: draw half plus construction line select and be done... (low priority ...)
bonusPriority: if trim relation is applied to a line - first remove any 'equal length' relation it may have...
-Big (probably known) problem report on changing early sketches - how to prevent that that totally messes up later following features? There must be a lack of maintained relations that even get the plane 'forgotten' (switched to unrelated other face probably) - needless to say there will be probably no valuable recompute and the body just doesn't update
PartDesign Workbench suggestion: is a 'rollback bar (as known from Solidworks for example) realisticly thinkable in FreeCAD - or is FreeCAD effectivly no history based parametric modeler? That reminds me that If you were able to cleanly distinguish relations (lets say of a sketch plane) to a line or face of a prior design element, then even enabling or disabling any features in the design history should become realistic, no?
To all developers - would that be a pull request if somebody wanted to learn how to add an added option package along the lines of 'Apply feature at offset from sketch plane' ? While they are at it - a question is that data element that provides the answer to the question of the of the measure of from where to where a feature (pad/pocket etc) is applied based on objects to could learn to have a 'offset (even if resolved relative to an Offset from any other reference object (pointsource) that provides a reference of any object parallel to the normal sketch plane?
other subject: Is it supposed to be normal that you can not rotate the 3d object while in any sketch, or does that depend on the Gesture mode?
completely different subject - who would like join forces to initiate a crowdfunding campaign to invest in FreeCAD development?