I just noted that our Wiki does not have something like a central "HowTo" page. This would IMHO be very useful to put in information that is task and use-case based rather than WB reference based.
I remember very well when I learned my first CAD tool mostly from good HowTo descriptions. Even with courses, after the basics there are a lot of stoppers when doing standard tasks for the first time. Here a task oriented list is extremly helpful.
I feel it would be great to have this in the section that ends up in the installable help system. It could be similar to the FAQ but structured acording to tasks and/or workbenches. Maybe restructured a few times if it grows
Often simple things help, e.g.
- HowTo center a hole to a face? -> External geometry from edges and use symmetry constraint.
- HowTo Drill holes though different bodies -> bool subtract or use ShapeBinder.
- HowTo Dimension the distance between two hole edges? -> not selectable yet (FC 0.18).
- How to slice the 3D view? -> did not find out yet...
What I mean is that should be different than the full tutorials: easier and quicker to write and add. Uses links to wiki pages rather than images. If someone liked a particular use cases from the help forum it should be a low barrier to just go in and add a few lines there.
First I though I just add a page, but then I think its better to propose this here for comments rather than messing up the wiki
So what do you think? Would someone be able to suggest where such a page may be placed and linked in?