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Icons for Part and Group

Post by ickby » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:27 pm

Hello Graphic-Wizards,

I'm looking for icons for the 0.17 Part as well as for the normal Group, both use the same one currently. It is the system Icon for a folder, so it looks totally different on every system, but a folder does imho not represent the function of the Part very well. A folder is appropriate for the normal Group, so this would in general fit. However, the icon is not usable for the toolbar button. I think there must be a resemblance between tool button and tree objects, and as I want to introduce a toolbar button for group too it must be a normal icon.

So if anyone could make two nice icon I would be glad and thankful :)

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Re: Icons for Part and Group

Post by DeepSOIC » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:31 pm

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Re: Icons for Part and Group

Post by DeepSOIC » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:34 pm

This one I use in Part-o-magic, feel free to use if it fits
And as for Group icon, IMO the folder one does it quite well.
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Re: Icons for Part and Group

Post by chrisb » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:24 am

DeepSOIC wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:34 pm
And as for Group icon, IMO the folder one does it quite well.
+1

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Re: Icons for Part and Group

Post by ickby » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:40 am

Hello,

thanks for the icons. I like the part one and think I will use it. For group the folder is fine in general, however, currently it is the system icon. Hence it cant be used for the toolbar button. Therefore i would like a freecad style icon that can be used in the tree and the button.

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Re: Icons for Part and Group

Post by yorik » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:18 pm

I think you should be able to use the system folder icon as a toolbar icon,no? It's easy to obtain it as a QPixmap I think... Maybe childish, but personally I like having "folders" in the tree :)

What about joining the folder icon with a part icon, for App Part? That can be done with Qt code, so it can use the system folder icon too. Something like this:
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Re: Icons for Part and Group

Post by pablogil » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:50 pm

Here you have a Part icon I designed time ago by your request... I see you skipped my answer :?
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For groups, I also like the idea of having the "folder" one, but if you prefer to unify OSs then I can design it.

BTW, if you skipped my answer you also skipped the other icons @agryson and me designed for axis and planes. I have attached them to this post in case you also skipped them ;)
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Re: Icons for Part and Group

Post by NormandC » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:08 pm

pablogil wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:50 pm
Here you have a Part icon I designed time ago by your request...
This icon does not represent what the Part container is for. It may be counter-intuitive, but Part is more an assembly than a single part. Part can contain multiple objects including bodies, Part objects, Arch objects, 2D geometry, almost anything.
pablogil wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:50 pm
BTW, if you skipped my answer you also skipped the other icons @agryson and me designed for axis and planes.
Why did you go with such a "flat" projection? An axonometric projection would better convey the 3 dimensions...

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Re: Icons for Part and Group

Post by NormandC » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:21 pm

For those who wonder what the axes & planes icons look like:
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I don't understand why the X axis is pointing to the lower left while the Y axis is pointing to the right. It is very confusing because that's not how they are placed in FreeCAD.

Have a look at the axis cross from FreeCAD's 3D view when the view is set to axonometric:
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NormandC wrote:Why did you go with such a "flat" projection?
EDIT: I just noticed that's how the existing "Origin" icon looks like. Sorry! I wonder where it can be found in the source code?
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Re: Icons for Part and Group

Post by NormandC » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:11 pm

Mods, maybe the plane/axis icon discussion should be split off into a separate topic?

I was curious to see what the big commercial CAD packages do for origin/plane/axis icons.

Turns out they have a single plane icon and a single axis icon (some don't show axes). Inventor regroups them under an Origin group, it's a folder icon.

Catia: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/OxX3sOzKROE/maxresdefault.jpg
Autodesk Inventor: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/dilWO1xSr3Y/maxresdefault.jpg
Solidworks: http://blogs.solidworks.com/solidworksb ... 44x700.png
PTC Creo: http://www.inneo.co.uk/fileadmin/inneo/ ... tmetal.png
Solid Edge (really old capture): http://www.kisssoft.ch/english/products ... creen2.gif

My question: do we really need separate icons for each of the standard axes and planes? For planes, why not just show a slanted square, like most CAD programs do?

Something simple like this:
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After all, there is a single icon for datum plane.

For the Axis, not sure... A slanted line does not tell much. Maybe if it's contained in a greyed out plane?
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Just throwing things out there. I've never been much of an icon designer. ;)
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