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Willy Tschager Wrote:It's still more time consuming to stitch a figure together selecting parts from the library then selecting from a drop-down (where a small preview would not only show the entire figure, but also the selected part when I hover over the drop-down entries just to get additional information to the textual description).
Yeah... and I must admit that many (most?) accessories are still missing a bar connectivity (and minifig hand is missing a stud to tube connectivity on top).

Quote:Since you talk about: I still find it tiresome to unselect via STRG+SHIFT+a. A single click somewhere on the empty workbench, (say where there are no parts) would be IMHO much more intuitive.
I mostly agree with this one... though it is sometimes useful to avoid unintended deselection after a long multiple selection session!
Willy Tschager Wrote:It's still more time consuming to stitch a figure together selecting parts from the library then selecting from a drop-down (where a small preview would not only show the entire figure, but also the selected part when I hover over the drop-down entries just to get additional information to the textual description).
I have been thinking about a minifig (or generic figure) generator but couldn't decide on how to integrate it. With part snapping in 1.3 I, like Philippe, thought it wouldn't be necessary anymore.

That said I do have some new ideas on making figure editing easier, so something extra will pop up sooner or later.

Quote:Yeah... and I must admit that many (most?) accessories are still missing a bar connectivity (and minifig hand is missing a stud to tube connectivity on top).
I'll add the top studs and try to complete all aso parts soon.

Quote:Since you talk about: I still find it tiresome to unselect via STRG+SHIFT+a. A single click somewhere on the empty workbench, (say where there are no parts) would be IMHO much more intuitive.

As of 1.4a you can also deselect using the esc key. Someone, I think it was Philippe Smile, suggested this in one of the older release threads.
Oops, indeed Wink
Quote:I'll add the top studs and try to complete all aso parts soon.
In the meantime (I guess this is a huge work) maybe it would be interesting to provide a hint of the level of connectivity a part offers? Something like a dot in parts bin, red = no connectivity, orange = some inherited connectivity, green = full connectivity. Of course this is only interesting if it can be generated automagically, otherwise if a manual intervention is to be done it would probably be better using that time to define connectivity Wink
I've been thinking about something similar as it's sometimes hard to update snapping when new LDraw libraries are released (this is also mainly why I added searching on the history lines to the part bin filter).

Maybe something like keeping track of the files I manually inspected (through a cfg file in de shadow lib) and deemed 'snap complete', those could then have some indication in the bin unless the part's history date is newer then the cfg file (so I'm forced to recheck them).

I like the dots idea to also indicated partial inherited info (without certification etc). I'll try to add it to 1.5.
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