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Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts
January 30, 2013 01:48PM
Hi Y'all,

Some official parts have origins that favor easy rotation along their hinge but make them (relatively) difficult to place. For example:

3853 (window 1x4x3) and its shutters/panes (3854, 3856)
60596 (door frame 1x4x6) and its doors (e.g. 60623, 30178c01).

I saw that one author had written a help comment into a proposed part that stated the relative offset ot place the part in its parent. Unfortunately, the comment is not machine-readable. So my idea is to make a table of relative placements that would describe where to place the child part (e.g. the door) relative to the parent (its frame) to align the hinge mechanism. Since the parts are official, it's too late to change origins (and in some cases an origin that favors assembly would have other problems) but the table could allow a 3-d editor to insert the part directly.

A few questions:

- Has anyone already done this/is there an existing system that could be leveraged? I am sure i'm not the first person to consider this.
- Would such meta data better be stashed in the part itself or kept in a side table?
- Is there interest from other app developers in having access to relative placement table?
- How to handle parts that can be connected in multiple ways (e.g. the shutter can go to the left or right of the window)?
- Does this come too close to a "connections database"?

On that last point, my view is that even if such a scheme were stop-gap in the bigger picture, it would still be useful and could be replaced with something more thorough later. "Placement" info is simple enough that it could be done now, and it's useful even for 'fixing' a small number of part placements.

Thoughts?
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted
Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik489January 30, 2013 01:48PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Roland Melkert216January 30, 2013 02:20PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik356January 31, 2013 01:33PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Roland Melkert326January 31, 2013 01:41PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Michael Heidemann248February 01, 2013 07:57AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik222February 01, 2013 12:51PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Roland Melkert216February 01, 2013 12:58PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Roland Melkert214February 01, 2013 12:56PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Michael Heidemann230February 01, 2013 02:11PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik216February 01, 2013 05:16PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik209February 01, 2013 05:20PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Steffen215February 02, 2013 05:43PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Michael Heidemann223February 03, 2013 12:58AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Steffen191February 06, 2013 04:58PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Steffen189February 06, 2013 04:59PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Roland Melkert181February 07, 2013 09:52AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Michael Heidemann196February 08, 2013 10:17AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik189February 03, 2013 09:11AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Orion Pobursky230February 02, 2013 12:47AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Steffen195February 06, 2013 05:02PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Travis Cobbs206February 07, 2013 09:19AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Roland Melkert180February 07, 2013 10:14AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Sergio Reano269February 07, 2013 03:00PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Allen Smith198February 08, 2013 09:00AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Sergio Reano219February 08, 2013 02:21PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik235February 12, 2013 06:59PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Sergio Reano215February 13, 2013 02:29PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik218February 17, 2013 11:11AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Sergio Reano298February 17, 2013 01:59PM



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