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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 Supnik629January 30, 2013 01:48PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Roland Melkert283January 30, 2013 02:20PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik431January 31, 2013 01:33PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Roland Melkert392January 31, 2013 01:41PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Michael Heidemann306February 01, 2013 07:57AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik284February 01, 2013 12:51PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Roland Melkert282February 01, 2013 12:58PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Roland Melkert279February 01, 2013 12:56PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Michael Heidemann293February 01, 2013 02:11PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik280February 01, 2013 05:16PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik275February 01, 2013 05:20PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Steffen283February 02, 2013 05:43PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Michael Heidemann281February 03, 2013 12:58AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Steffen235February 06, 2013 04:58PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Steffen240February 06, 2013 04:59PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Roland Melkert245February 07, 2013 09:52AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Michael Heidemann268February 08, 2013 10:17AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik239February 03, 2013 09:11AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Orion Pobursky294February 02, 2013 12:47AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Steffen252February 06, 2013 05:02PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Travis Cobbs258February 07, 2013 09:19AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Roland Melkert242February 07, 2013 10:14AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Sergio Reano373February 07, 2013 03:00PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Allen Smith256February 08, 2013 09:00AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Sergio Reano318February 08, 2013 02:21PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik297February 12, 2013 06:59PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Sergio Reano292February 13, 2013 02:29PM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Ben Supnik283February 17, 2013 11:11AM
Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts Sergio Reano380February 17, 2013 01:59PM



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