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Re: LDCad 1.6 - unofficial parts handling - Willy Tschager - 2016-03-18

The "someone" was me. Looks good to me but I would add an additional visual warning by colouring the background of the parts in question. Say a lighter blue or a shade of red, ...

As for the MPD I do not have an opinion. To me it is sufficient that MPDCenter does its job for the OMR.

w.


Re: LDCad 1.6 - unofficial parts handling - Magnus Forsberg - 2016-03-19

How do LDCad choose between an Official Part and a recycled, updated Unofficial Part?


Re: LDCad 1.6 - unofficial parts handling - Roland Melkert - 2016-03-19

Magnus Forsberg Wrote:How do LDCad choose between an Official Part and a recycled, updated Unofficial Part?
This depends on the search order of your libraries and if a copy of it is present in the mpd.

The order is:

MPD content.
folder the mpd is located in.
Library paths as given in the 'prefs\ldraw\search (library) paths' dialog.


Re: LDCad 1.6 - unofficial parts handling - Magnus Forsberg - 2016-03-19

So, if I have an updated version of an (official) part in my unofficial folder, I have to place the unofficial path above the official one?

Or, If I put it like this: The updated version will not be used, or found, or be indicated by a UnOff flag, as long as the old version is present in the official part folder, if that is the first folder to be searched. Right?


Re: LDCad 1.6 - unofficial parts handling - Milan Vančura - 2016-03-20

Roland Melkert Wrote:The thing I'm wondering about... do people think this should be different for parts inside a mpd or maybe even different per unofficial source?
What about adding this as a configuration item of the ldraw path object: a color of background in a partbin (in addition to "Type", "Location" and "shadow"). Then, for example, there may be default values according to the Type but one can change it to whatever he/she wants.


Re: LDCad 1.6 - unofficial parts handling - Roland Melkert - 2016-03-20

Magnus Forsberg Wrote:So, if I have an updated version of an (official) part in my unofficial folder, I have to place the unofficial path above the official one?
Yes the label will only be rendered if the referenced part has the appropriate LDRAW_ORG/"0 UNOFFICIAL PART" meta settings or if no meta is present and it is located in an unofficial library location.

Which part is referenced is determined by the mentioned search order. So if you want the unofficial parts to be dominant all you have to do is make sure its location is listed above the official one(s).


Re: LDCad 1.6 - unofficial parts handling - Roland Melkert - 2016-03-20

Travis Cobbs Wrote:you might consider instead having a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in the middle, and when the user either clicks on that or hovers over it
I like this idea, I wanted to add 'balloons' to the gui anyway in order to improve the hint system. At that time I could upgrade this feature too.


Willy Tschager Wrote:I would add an additional visual warning by colouring the background of the parts in question. Say a lighter blue or a shade of red, ...
I'm not sure about using different backgrounds, I did a test of that (usiing paint) and it seemed very ugly to me, maybe using different text/icon colors instead would be better. I already changed the yellow into light green if the unofficial part is embedded in the mpd.


Milan Vančura Wrote:What about adding this as a configuration item of the ldraw path object: a color of background in a partbin (in addition to "Type", "Location" and "shadow"). Then
I think Willy also suggested thins at some point. Like I wrote above I could do this for the text/icon colors.

Thanks for the feedback guys.


Re: LDCad 1.6 suggestions/plans - Willy Tschager - 2016-03-30

Feature request:

* Add the shortkey information to the status bar messages. Example, when hovering over the 2D/3D toggle in the compass:

Toggle between 2D (Orthographic) and 3D (Perspective) projection - [v]

or

Start a new model in a new file - [ctrl+n]

* Add a menu with the list of the shortkeys without the need to check them online
* A setting to get rid off the "Getting started" dialog or at least add a "Clear screen" to it where I do not get any further dialog.

w.


Re: LDCad 1.6 suggestions/plans - Magnus Forsberg - 2016-03-30

Adding to the list.

* I want to search any/all bins after a partnumber? Or is that only me, being a part author, knowing to many partnumbers?
* Would it be possible to rotate the part in the bins? I want to see the pattern/sticker sometimes placed on the backside of the part.


Re: LDCad 1.6 suggestions/plans - Roland Melkert - 2016-03-30

Willy Tschager Wrote:Add the shortkey information to the status bar messages. Example, when hovering over the 2D/3D
Great suggestion, I'll add this asap.

Willy Tschager Wrote:Add a menu with the list of the shortkeys without the need to check them online
The 1.6 version has a hotkey configuration dialog it also shows the current bindings. I was also planning to add an option to generate a html overview. Mostly so I can copy paste it in my own documentation website without having to double check everything each time I add something to the program Smile

Willy Tschager Wrote:A setting to get rid off the "Getting started" dialog or at least add a "Clear screen" to it where I do not get any further dialog.
I could add this but why would you want that? the dialog goes away as soon you open a (new) file no matter how you do that.

Magnus Forsberg Wrote:I want to search any/all bins after a partnumber? Or is that only me, being a part author, knowing to many partnumbers?
This is already possible but disabled by default, as searching the name meta would pollute searching on e.g. stud counts which most people do. You enable it by opening the advanced search dialog (click the filter text rectangle), over there check the 'name' item in the 'match on' panel. You probably also want to click the 'apply to all' and 'set as default' in the options menu (right bottom) afterwards.

Magnus Forsberg Wrote:Would it be possible to rotate the part in the bins? I want to see the pattern/sticker sometimes placed on the backside of the part.
This is also already possible, hold the ctrl key down while clicking a bin cell it then acts like the trackball rotation in the main editor.