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 From:  Michael Gibson
2843.49 In reply to 2843.31 
Hi Petr, that's great that you can get your 2-letter shortcuts to work now, I was hoping that the new keyboard options would let you get set up for that better.

Maybe in the future I can get some more built-in 2-letter support where you would not have to hit space/enter at the end, but it is a bit tricky.


>> Updated SAT export - closed surfaces are now split into
>> 2 joined half pieces

> It won't apply in case of writing the analytic surface (i.e. moi.ini
> WriteAnalyticSurfaces=y), will it?

Actually it still does apply even then - writing analytic surfaces does not do anything for SAT export, analytic entities are not supported for SAT format export in the I/O library currently. That may happen at some point but not likely anytime soon.


> There is still no command prompt for Show pts command
> when running command without preselection like I mentioned
> many months ago...

Oops, looks like I forgot to write that one down previously, I'll see about fixing that up.


> and I think the options dialog window section "View" needs
> sorting a bit (Import/Export section sets a good example). It
> looks quite chaotic after you added a couple of new (more or
> less related) buttons and checkboxes in a reckless manner ;)

I've done a tune-up for the next release - I made a new "Colors" section that contains Background color, Surface color, Edge color, and "Locked objects use alternate color" within it. Then the remaining stuff is underneath it more or less the same as in the current beta. That seems to help.

- Michael
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 From:  Michael Gibson
2843.50 In reply to 2843.47 
Hi Burr,

> Seems the parent of the BREP is always the 2 cyliders. Cant
> make it the Red one. The fillet will always inherit the green.

Maybe what I can do for the booleans is to set the new combined brep's style to be the one from the object that was selected first.

So then the order that you clicked on objects could determine things. I'll see if that is feasible.


Another idea is to maybe use Ctrl+click when assigning a style to set the style of the parent object without modifying any of the sub-objects.

- Michael
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 From:  BurrMan
2843.51 In reply to 2843.50 
An order of selection would certainly be a good way to set a parent/child. Hope that works out.

Thanks
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 From:  DannyT (DANTAS)
2843.52 
I like these options.....



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~Danny~
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 From:  Michael Gibson
2843.53 In reply to 2843.52 
Hi Danny, I'm not so sure about that - one thing is that boolean union is probably not such a great fit with that "target body" and "tool body" type distinctions...

Just sticking to "first selected object" seems like an easier system.

Also, by default MoI has a pretty simple system for determining the face result from a boolean - it just maintains the same styles on the input faces, possibly making a multi-style result. For example if you take a blue box and then boolean away a red sphere from it, you get a result that has both blue and red faces in it. The issue is about what to set as the style of the parent brep which may be used later on for determining which style to assign to newly created faces.


Also it looks like the choices you show there for "New Face Properties" would not allow for the kind of thing that PaQ was mentioning earlier, where it would be pretty nice if a fillet that was surrounded by all the same color faces would take on the same style.

For example something like these edges of a single solid:



When filleted could produce this result:



That seems to be a good goal.

- Michael

EDITED: 12 Aug 2009 by MICHAEL GIBSON


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 From:  DannyT (DANTAS)
2843.54 In reply to 2843.53 
Yeah, your probably right Michael.

I had a bit more of a think about this and MoI's handling of this is more suited for the rendering side of things, where the options I showed are just a visual for the cad side of things, I think.

Cheers
~Danny~
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 From:  NightCabbage
2843.55 
Ah, so there is a new beta version :)

That probably answers my question from the other thread then.

Sorry, I'm new here, as you gathered.

I just discovered Moi today, and I'm really loving it!
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 From:  bothamjohn51@yahoo.com (BOTHAM)
2843.56 In reply to 2843.20 
Agree with you yes it is mysterious on!
botham
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