Th4tguy wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:04 am
I am hoping to be of use in the testing/bug reporting section in my area of expertise (solid/parametric modeling and technical drawings) and would like to ask what is the preferred format and place to file bug reports.
I have it installed on my windows machine at the moment and have sort of figured out the basics. I assume I will read through the tutorials as I go but I didnt see a bug reporting feature and wanted to ask.
1. We need somebody who knows standards. Many users have used parametric modellers before, but don't know the minutiae of ANSI, DIN, EN, ISO, etc. standards. So, if you think something "needs to be done a certain way" to comply with a standard, that'd be good to know. In this way FreeCAD can be standards-compliant and will probably attract more users for "serious" business.
2. In particular, wandererfan, the developer of the TechDraw Workbench
could use some help when it comes to knowing exactly what types of symbols (welding, roughness, arrows, etc.) are necessary to correctly create a drawing. Is TechDraw standards-compliant in your opinion? Maybe you can also contribute symbols to the SVG symbols library for inclusion in FreeCAD https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-symbols
Visit the TechDraw subforum
3. Just a piece of advice. Don't expect everything to work exactly like the other commercial programs. If something works in a strange way, it may be a design decision, not necessarily a bug. Learn to use the software well before trying to "fix" it. Of course, improvements in usability are welcome.
4. Documentation! Developers love to code, but they don't love writing documentation. I personally think that FreeCAD documentation is lacking. The wiki holds the official documentation for the program, and I think it could be much more detailed, especially in the most used workbenches like Draft, Arch, Sketcher, Part, PartDesign, Path, FEM. Go through the Workbenches
and see if information is missing. Help FreeCAD