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0003646TechDrawFeaturepublic2019-01-28 16:16
Reportervocx Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityN/A
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version0.18 
Summary0003646: Allow manual entry of the main direction (the front) for a ProjectionGroup
DescriptionIf a body's face is selected, and the user creates a ProjectionGroup, the projection direction is normal to that face. If no face is selected, the projection uses the 3D camera angle.

However, Sketches don't have a face so if the user tries to create a projection normal to that Sketch, he has to rely on adjusting the camera first before calling the ProjectionGroup tool.

An option to manually define the main direction (the front) of the ProjectionGroup could be added, so that selecting a face, or changing the 3D camera is not necessary.

The feature was first requested in the old TechDraw repository https://github.com/WandererFan/FreeCAD-TechDraw/issues/65

Now it's in the forum https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=31041
Additional InformationOS: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.14995 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: 7b866816785ac1ca9787b63d4bff12873bb3a593
Python version: 2.7.15rc1
Qt version: 4.8.7
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/UnitedStates (en_US)
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uwestoehr

2019-01-28 16:16

developer   ~0012544

This issue also popped up in this discussion:
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=33776&p=282993#p282993

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-10-21 17:04 vocx New Issue
2019-01-28 16:16 uwestoehr Note Added: 0012544