View Revisions: Issue #3393

Summary 0003393: Configuration wizard when launching FreeCAD for the first time
Revision 2018-03-27 00:47 by normandc
Description Inspired by this thread: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27623&start=10#p223411
Discussion thread: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=27691



But wouldn't the best be to open a configuration wizard when launching FreeCAD for the first time? Something like what LibreCAD has, but extended. It could give you the possibility to set your units, define your mouse model (explanation window required, similar to Navigation Indicator), even TechDraw template size.

Going further, we could introduce "custom profiles" in the wizard that would automatically filter the workbench list to different selections.

    * Architecture profile would filter the wb selector to only display Arch, Draft, Sketcher, Spreadsheet, TechDraw and possibly a few others (Mesh Design? Part? Raytracing?)
    * Mechanical Design profile would filter the wb selector to only display Sketcher, PartDesign, Spreadsheet, TechDraw, Mesh Design, FEM and possibly Raytracing and Draft
    * General modeling profile would display Draft, Sketcher, Part...
    * Complete profile would display all installed workbenches.

NormandC
Revision 2018-03-26 13:23 by Kunda1
Description Inspired by this thread: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27623&start=10#p223411
Discussion thread: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=27691



But wouldn't the best be to open a configuration wizard when launching FreeCAD for the first time? Something like what LibreCAD has, but extended. It could give you the possibility to set your units, define your mouse model (explanation window required, similar to Navitation Indicator), even TechDraw template size.

Going further, we could introduce "custom profiles" in the wizard that would automatically filter the workbench list to different selections.

    * Architecture profile would filter the wb selector to only display Arch, Draft, Sketcher, Spreadsheet, TechDraw and possibly a few others (Mesh Design? Part? Raytracing?)
    * Mechanical Design profile would filter the wb selector to only display Sketcher, PartDesign, Spreadsheet, TechDraw, Mesh Design, FEM and possibly Raytracing and Draft
    * General modeling profile would display Draft, Sketcher, Part...
    * Complete profile would display all installed workbenches.

NormandC
Revision 2018-03-26 13:06 by Kunda1
Description See thread: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27623&start=10#p223411



But wouldn't the best be to open a configuration wizard when launching FreeCAD for the first time? Something like what LibreCAD has, but extended. It could give you the possibility to set your units, define your mouse model (explanation window required, similar to Navitation Indicator), even TechDraw template size.

Going further, we could introduce "custom profiles" in the wizard that would automatically filter the workbench list to different selections.

    * Architecture profile would filter the wb selector to only display Arch, Draft, Sketcher, Spreadsheet, TechDraw and possibly a few others (Mesh Design? Part? Raytracing?)
    * Mechanical Design profile would filter the wb selector to only display Sketcher, PartDesign, Spreadsheet, TechDraw, Mesh Design, FEM and possibly Raytracing and Draft
    * General modeling profile would display Draft, Sketcher, Part...
    * Complete profile would display all installed workbenches.

NormandC