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easyw-fc
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Re: Manipulator WorkBench

Postby easyw-fc » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:10 am

efyx wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:28 am
hi, I have request for some improvements for Manipulator WorkBench caliper tool:
- increase corner snap point (it is too small right now and not comfortable);
this should be very broad... just click on the edge and the snap should go to the closest point between middle or end of the segment.
efyx wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:28 am
- add point to perpendicular dimension, because right now it is not possible to get that dimension (see attached drawing):
this is quite difficult to implement atm
efyx wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:28 am
- put dimensions in top layer because they are only readable in wireframe mode (in flat lines filling is covering dimensions). Could be bold or in other color also. I found that sometimes dimension is in object, it should be bring to front for better readability. Thanks
you should use the annotation plane (checkbox) helper in Caliper dialog.
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Re: Manipulator WorkBench

Postby efyx » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:24 am

Thanks for fast response. It works thanks.
Maybe this perpendicular dimension could be solved between point and center of cutout, you could add aditional dimensions in x and y and distance center to point will be diagonal in that case. Could that be easier to implement?
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Re: Manipulator WorkBench

Postby efyx » Wed May 08, 2019 6:24 am

Hi I have some ideas for improvements, it would be perfect if you would like to implement them:
- when manipulator windows is docked all icons which are for closing, minimalising, undocking could be hide. No need for them then, it only causes accidentally turn off tools. You can undock simply by pulling it from the dock;
- icons in measuring tools should fit the window, while docked or changing main window of tools, icons are hiding under the window edge - no scalling no aligning;
- to caliper tool should be added into window the report view, because this causes additional information (reffering to your post) for dimension not only distance (because x, y or z distance is mainly needed)
I think this would be cool, what do you think?
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Re: Manipulator WorkBench

Postby easyw-fc » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:33 pm

few small improvements:
1) Aligner and Mover now use the internal Undo/Redo FreeCAD stack.
2) Aligner now has a new button to place and align an object or a Part/Body container to the absolute FreeCAD Origin.
3) Caliper now displays the distance as delta x,y,z directly as a label, beside the already available report message.

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