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Re: LPub3D - rotstep - Roland Melkert - 2016-02-08

Brendan Mauro Wrote:If I had to vote for which program to match, I would say Lpub3D all the way - but maybe this needs to be discussed with Trevor to ensure some consistency.
The rotstep meta is a lglite/mlcad step meta extension, so I figured it needs to act like a normal step but with camera control.

This document seems to agree with this (chapter 6)
http://lm-software.com/mlcad/Specification_V2.0.pdf

So technically this could be a LPub bug? Or maybe it's such an old issue it became the new behavior? Is there more software using it as a info meta only?


Re: LPub3D - rotstep - Jetro de Ch√Ęteau - 2016-02-08

I rather like the fact that LPub doesn't treat it like a step. It makes it easier to see where the steps are in e.g. the source window.


Re: LPub3D - rotstep - Brendan Mauro - 2016-02-08

Roland Melkert Wrote:
Brendan Mauro Wrote:If I had to vote for which program to match, I would say Lpub3D all the way - but maybe this needs to be discussed with Trevor to ensure some consistency.
The rotstep meta is a lglite/mlcad step meta extension, so I figured it needs to act like a normal step but with camera control.

This document seems to agree with this (chapter 6)
http://lm-software.com/mlcad/Specification_V2.0.pdf

So technically this could be a LPub bug? Or maybe it's such an old issue it became the new behavior? Is there more software using it as a info meta only?

Whoops, I spoke too soon. LPub does recognize a ROTSTEP as a step. What I was seeing was LPub being smart and recognizing that multiple STEPs or ROTSTEPs with no parts between them as null and not printing blank steps as a result. So a STEP followed by some metadata and a ROTSTEP is still considered one step.


Re: LPub3D - rotstep - Trevor Sandy - 2016-02-09

In fact, LPub3D treats it like a step also. However, if nothing is inserted between the ROTSTEP meta and the next STEP meta then there is nothing for LPub3D to do - no automatic blank page is displayed.

I thought about replacing the STEP meta when ROTSTEP is inserted but I opted to keep the functionality as it was in LPub4 to maintain compatibility.

Cheers,


Re: LPub3D - rotstep - Jaco van der Molen - 2016-02-09

Please keep ROTSTEPS recognized as STEPS in LPub3D?
If we would change this now, many files won't be backwards compatible anymore!


Re: LPub3D - rotstep - Roland Melkert - 2016-02-09

Trevor Sandy Wrote:In fact, LPub3D treats it like a step also. However, if nothing is inserted between the ROTSTEP meta and the next STEP meta then there is nothing for LPub3D to do - no automatic blank page is displayed.
That's logical no reason to include blank steps/pages Smile