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0004676FreeCADFeaturepublic2021-06-06 06:37
ReporterTedM Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version0.19 
Summary0004676: Not have Std_DuplicateSelection/Std_Copy automatically check dependencies
DescriptionCurrently, when doing Std_DuplicateSelection (Edit->duplicate selected object) or Std_Copy (Edit->copy) on PartDesign body(ies) or feature(s), the Object Selection dialog box has the selected objects as well as dependencies all checked. In my opinion, you almost never want to copy dependencies. In fact, copying dependencies which are features of another body (e.g. a sketch is created from a master sketch in another body by Sketcher_Carbon_Copy), this results in PD features outside of any body.

Manually going through the object list to uncheck objects not specifically selected before starting the operation is tedious and error prone. Conversely, if only the original objects are automatically checked, it is easy to go through and check everything else.

Assuming that we don't want to change the current default behavior (even though I personally think the current behavior is most often wrong), I'd suggest a button in the dialog box to "uncheck dependencies" and possibly a button "check dependencies".

Also useful would be a configuration parameter to set the default behavior.
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Open new document and switch to Part Design WB.
  2. Create a body and sketch with a circle in the center and close the sketch.
  3. Pad the sketch.
  4. Make only the sketch visible.
  5. Create a second body and sketch.
  6. Make sure construction lines is toggled off, click Carbon Copy and control-click the visible sketch. Close the sketch.
  7. Pad this sketch.
  8. Double-click the second body to deactivate it and single-click to select that body.
  9. Edit->duplicate selection. The select objects dialog box has, in addition to the contents of Body001, XY_Plane and Sketch from the original body. Click OK.
  10. We now have Body002 which is a copy of Body001 EXCEPT that Sketch001 references Sketch002 instead of Sketch. Also Sketch002 (a copy of Sketch) and XY_Plane002 are floating outside of any body.
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2021-06-05 06:12

reporter   ~0015695

Forum thread:


2021-06-05 06:13

reporter   ~0015696

I am currently unable to upload my sample file. I'm getting the following:


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2021-06-06 01:24

reporter   ~0015697

I have placed the sample file in the 10th message of the linked thread. The file earlier in the thread will also work, it's just a tiny bit more complex.


2021-06-06 06:37

reporter   ~0015702

Hmm, to me this sounds like a version of 4502: Automate Link and ShapeBinder

I.e. just copy, then decide for a pasting option: with link, without link (as is) or dead.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-06-05 06:08 TedM New Issue
2021-06-05 06:12 TedM Note Added: 0015695
2021-06-05 06:13 TedM Note Added: 0015696
2021-06-06 01:24 TedM Note Added: 0015697
2021-06-06 06:37 Pauvres_honteux Note Added: 0015702